"Total TDS by Employer of PAN no. for Qtr ending Dec 31 is Rs 0 and cumulative TDS for FY 17-18 is Rs 8,188. View 26AS for details.- By this message, tax authorities updates the tax payer with repsect to total taxes deducted for a quarter and the total amount yaxes deducted for that year. This is just for your information which would be helpful at the time of filing return.
"You have not filed the ITR for AY 2017-18. The law has changed and ITR for AY 2017-18 cannot be filed after 31-03-2018. Please ignore if already filed."- This has been sent to update the taxpayers on the deadline of last year's tax return. They have mentioned AY 2017-18 which means they are talking about the tax filing for the period April 2016 till March 2017. So if you have not filed return for this period,then this message is relevant for you. Otherwise you may ignore.
I left the job in Mid may and was unemployed till Aug 2017.Did job for 1 month and left.I m still not doing any job due to competitive exam preparation.So i have to file the income tax return or not and what does this message means.- For this part of query, I understand that you you left the job in My 2016 and did not work till Aug 2017. Then again you did job for 1 month and left. Considering these time periods involved, there are two financial years for which income tax return becomes due.
As per the income tax laws, you are required to file the return only when your taxable income exceeds 2,50,000. However, in your case, even if it is not exceeding this limit, I woould suggest you to file the tax return as you would be able to claim refund of taxes deducted by your employer earlier.