In fact i have also received a similar demand notice and AY is mentioned as 2008. I had visited the ITO and asked them to clarify -
1. Whether the demand notice is for AY 2007-08 OR AY 2008-09 as the complete AY was not mentioned in the demand notice.
2. The reason for the demand notice as there was no due on me as per my FORM 16.
Both of the above query couldn't be resolved by the IT officer. Though he searched all of his records but for me it was a just a waste of time.
Then i personally try to find the reason and find out that one of my TDS installment for a particular month is not getting reflected in my form 26 AS. hence, i deduce that the demand notice might be due to this reason as Tax credit is not being given to me for that particular month in which the employer had not deposited the TDS into the govt's account due to unknown reason.
Can you please let me know whether your demand notice also carries the AY something like mine - 2008. In such a case, what should i treat it ? 2007-08 OR 2008-09 !!!
Secondly, how you come to know regarding the reason for your demand notice ? whether it was mentioned on the notice itself ? for mine case, as described above, no clarification is mentioned on the demand notice.
Please post your reply for the above query to help me out.
Many Many Thanks in advance.