Notice under Section 154

Rectification of Mistake

The concept of rectifying a mistake under a section akin to Section 154, as found in tax laws like those in India’s Income Tax Act, focuses on correcting any apparent errors in tax assessments or other orders issued by tax authorities. Here’s a detailed breakdown of how Section 154 typically functions:

Section 154 – Rectification of Mistake

Section 154 allows the tax authorities to rectify any mistake apparent from the record in any order passed under the provisions of the Act. This mechanism is designed to correct clerical or arithmetical errors that occurred during the processing of tax documents.


  1. Identification of Mistake: Either the taxpayer identifies a mistake and brings it to the tax authority’s attention, or the authority itself discovers an error.
  2. Filing for Rectification: The taxpayer can apply for rectification, specifying the mistake and the correct course of action. This is usually done through the prescribed forms and must be filed within a certain period from when the original order was passed, typically four years.
  3. Authority’s Action: The tax authority reviews the application, and if it agrees that a mistake apparent from the record exists, it will amend the order accordingly.
  4. Outcome: Depending on the nature of the mistake corrected, the rectification can result in additional tax demands, refunds, or no change.


  • Rectification under Section 154 can only be undertaken for mistakes that are obvious and clear from the records; it does not cover issues that require elaborate debate, interpretation of law, or investigation.
  • The rectification request must be made within a time limit; generally four years from the end of the financial year in which the order sought to be rectified was passed.

Examples of Rectifiable Mistakes:

  • Mathematical or clerical errors in the assessment order.
  • Incorrect application of the law’s provisions is evident from the documents on record.
  • Errors in the calculation of tax liability.
  • Errors in the name, address, or PAN (Permanent Account Number) stated in the order.

Legal Implications:

  • The authority has the power to rectify any order suo moto (on its own) or on an application made by the taxpayer.
  • Taxpayers affected by the rectification order have the right to appeal against the rectified order if they disagree with the changes.


Section 154 provides a straightforward mechanism for taxpayers and tax authorities to correct simple errors, ensuring that tax liabilities are accurate and based on correct information. It plays a crucial role in the administrative efficiency of tax proceedings by allowing for quick corrections without the need for lengthy processes.

Who Are We

CFO Angle provides specialized services in the areas of Business Finance, Banking, Legal and Insurance. We not only deliver high quality services, but also do it with utmost sensitivity to client’s constraints.

The trust and faith that our clients have in us means everything to us. Our success is defined by the quality of the relationships we build during the journey and the positive change we make in their businesses.

Our Achievements so far

Projects Done
Active clients
Hours of Work
our work

Our Clients

Our success is defined by the quality of the relationships we build during the journey and the positive change we make in their businesses.

get in touch

Contact Info

Contact CFO Angle AI Solutions for Advisory Services