Many a times, while entering basic information on tax return filing sites or while filing the income tax return through income tax department’s site people are not aware about their income tax ward/circle. As a result, they get stuck in the middle. Also, it is required while applying for a new PAN card. Here’s how you can find your income tax ward/circle. Basically, income tax ward/circle is range in which one needs to file his return or get his return assessed. Now, there are crores of taxpayers in India. Income tax department has assigned many income tax officers across the country to assess the various categories of taxpayers allotted to them. Each category of taxpayers would fall under the Jurisdiction of the particular officer assigned for that area/category. Let us have a look at the steps to be followed for knowing one’s income tax ward.
Steps to know your Income tax ward/circle are as follows:
- Click on “Know your Jurisdictional AO” on the homepage of directorate of income tax i.e.
- After clicking on it, just enter Pan and you will see a screen like this, giving details of your Jurisdictional Assessing Officer (AO)
So, knowing your income tax ward is quite simple.