Made mistake while paying income tax? Wants to correct Income Tax Challan ? Here is how...

Have you selected wrong Assessment year, Wrong payment code, Wrong Pan/Tan? Then you will find this post useful in order to correct tax paid challan.

Procedure of challan correction by banks (for physical challans):

Income tax payments made on or after 1.9.2011, the following fields can be got corrected through the concerned bank branch:
  • Assessment Year
  • Major Head Code
  • Minor Head Code
  • Total Amount
  • Nature of payment (TDS Codes)

The time limit for the correction request by tax payer is as follows:

Correction required in
 Field name
Period of Correction Request
(from Challan Deposit Date)
7 days
Assessment Year
7 days
7 days
Other fields
(Major head, Minor head, Nature of payment)
Within 3 months

The time window for correction by the bank is 7 days from the date of receipt of correction request from the tax-payer.


The changes can be made by the banks, subject to following conditions:
  • Correction in Name is not permitted.
  • Any combination of correction of Minor Head and Assessment Year together is not allowed.
  • PAN/TAN correction will be allowed only when the name in the challan matches with the name as per the new PAN/TAN.
  • The change of amount will be permitted only on the condition that the amount so corrected is not different from the amount actually received by the bank and credited to Govt. Account.
  • For a single challan, correction is allowed only once. However, where 1st correction request is made only for amount, a 2nd correction request will be allowed for correction in other fields.
  • There will be no partial acceptance of change correction request, i.e. either all the requested changes will be allowed, if they pass the validation, or no change will be allowed, if any one of the requested changes fails the validation test.

  • The tax-payer has to submit the request form for correction (in duplicate) to the concerned bank branch.
  • The tax-payer has to attach copy of original challan counterfoil.
  • In case of correction desired for challans in Form 280, 282, 283, the copy of PAN card is required to be attached.
  • In case of correction desired for payments made by a tax-payer (other than an individual), the original authorization with seal of the non-individual taxpayer is required to be attached with the request form.
  • A separate request form is to be submitted for each challan.

Procedure of challan correction by Assessing Officers (both physical and e-payment challans)

After the window period available to banks for challan correction, the assessee can make a request for correction to his or her assessing officer, who is authorized under the departmental OLTAS application to make such correction in challan data in bonafide cases, to enable credit of the taxes paid, to the concerned assessee.

Format of application to bank for challan correction to be requested by the taxpayer

The Branch Manager,
............................... (Address of Branch)

Taxpayer Details :

Taxpayer Name :
Taxpayer Address :
Taxpayer TAN/PAN :
Name of Authorized Signatory :
(in case of non-individual taxpayer)

Sub : Request for Correction in Challan No: 280/281/282/283
[Strike out whichever is not applicable]

I request you to make corrections in the challan data as per following details:

Challan Details:

BSR Code
Challan Tender Date
(Cash/Cheque Deposit Date)
Challan Sl.No.


Fields in which correction
Original Details
TAN/PAN (10 digit)

Assessment Year (YYYY)

Major Head code (4 digit)

Minor Head code (3 digit)

Nature of Payment (3 digit)

Total Amount (13 digit)

Note: Please tick against the relevant fields where changes are required

Tax payer/Authorized Signatory


1. Attach copy of original challan counterfoil.

2. In case of correction to challan 280, 282, 283 attach copy of PAN card.

3. In case of a non-individual tax payer, attach the original authorization with seal of the non-individual tax-payer.

4. The request form for correction is to be submitted in duplicate to the bank branch.

5. A separate request form is to be submitted for each challan.


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