Whenever we are going to file an income tax return, whether online or off-line, it requires to fill our Income tax Ward, Range, Jurisdiction. Tax professionals like CA, advocates and TRPs already know what it is and know the jurisdiction, ward range of their clients. However, for the layman, it is difficult to find their Income tax range, Ward and Jurisdiction. There is no much difference between AO code and Income Tax Range. AO Code consists four types of the number as given in the image, i.e. Area cod, AO type, Range code, AO no. It is very easy to find as instructions given below.
What is an AO Code?
AO code denotes your area jurisdiction according to income tax department. Practically, Income Tax department gave codes to the areas in cities so that they can easily follow the range of particular income tax return of the assesse.
Why I need AO Code?
AO code is very important for an assesse like address and name of assesee. It needs everywhere whether to apply PAN card or to file an income tax return. Assesse must write carefully on his PAN application form (49A or 49AA as the case may be) and on his income tax return.
Why AO Code and Income Tax range is so important?
When an assesee filed his income tax return online. After processing of his return, it sends to his particular range or area’s Income Tax Officer. So that Officer can process his refund or assessment accordingly. To get the income tax refund fast, the AO code is very important otherwise IT returns may be sent to wrong jurisdiction. When applying PAN, AO code should be correct otherwise your PAN may be delayed, and future reference will be deferred.
How I can find AO Code or range of Income Tax?
How I can find AO Code or Range of Income Tax?
There are to ways to find AO code
1) To apply new PAN: Income Tax Department has originated 4 excel files for all over India’s AO Codes along with international taxation.
For information assesse can communicate Aaykar Sampark Kendra on 0124-2438000.Download the following files to know your AO Code.
Downlod these excel files and to find your city press CTRL+F and type your city hit enter. Another way to find is Data’s filtration. If you don’t know much about excel or don’t want to download these file go to the following link to find online without downloading any file.
- Or Know your AO Code online by visiting this link.
2) To file income tax return: Go to this link and enter required information and submit. It will tell your jurisdiction with assessing officer.
By following the above guidelines you will definitely find your AO Code, Range, Ward and jurisdiction. However, if you have any problem to find out your desired information. Please use comment form to put your query, we will try to solve your problem as early as possible.