New Delhi, July 31: Income tax returns will have to be filed on or before July 31. Punitive actions could be taken against defaulters. The I-T department has said there would not be any extension as to the last date for filing the income tax return. According to senior officers, over 2 crore returns have been filed electronically.  The return can be filed by logging on to However, the big question is, what if the income tax return is not filed in time? What kind of notices can the department send to defaulters? Also Read - Missed ITR Filing Deadline? Here’s How to File Belated ITR With Penalty | Check Details

It is very important to file the income tax correctly. You can get several notices in case the return is not filed properly. If the tax is not filed before July 31, 2017, a defaulter will receive notice under Section 234(F). This is a new section that levies penalty on people who don’t file their taxes before July 31. Under this, Rs 5,000 will be levied on people who file their return before December 31 and Rs 10,000 who do it afterwards. (Also read: Income Tax Returns Should be Filed by July 31, No Plan to Extend Deadline: I-T Department) Also Read - Have You Filed ITR on Jan 10? Here’s How to Check Income Tax Refund Status

Other sections include Section 139(9), 143(1), 143(1 A), Section 143(2). A person can get a notice under Section 143(2) for scrutiny assessment that follows preliminary assessment, reported The Economic Times. The person will have to appear before the officer and take all the relevant documents with him/her. Also Read - Last Day For Filing Income Tax Return Today: Avoid These Mistakes While ITR filing

Under Section 143 (1 A) is sent to taxpayers when some discrepancy is found between income and tax filed. Taxpayers have to respond between 30 days. A person can respond on Documentary proofs will have to be uploaded on the website.Under Section 139 (9), the notice will be sent to taxpayers if errors have been made in the filing of returns.  (Also read: Income Tax Officials Will Now Keep an Eye on Your Facebook Posts)