Income Tax Scrutiny Criteria

  • Aug
  • 02

7 things people want to know about Income-tax ‘Scrutiny’

1. What is Scrutiny? Once the assessee files his return of income, irrespective of whether it is filed within the due date or in pursuance to a notice requiring the assessee to file his return, the department can initiate scrutiny proceedings if it has reason to believe that income is escaping assessment, i.e. income is under stated of expenditure is over stated.

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  • Mar
  • 14

Scrutiny on the basis of data in Annual Information Return (AIR)

CA. M. Lakshmanan As per notification F.No. 225/26/2006-ITA.II (Pt.) dated 8th September 2010 scope of enquiry in the scrutiny cases selected on the basis of information collected from AIR returns would be limited to the aspects of information received through AIR.

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  • Oct
  • 15

Late submission of ITR-V – Is it a tool to avoid scrutiny?

Advocate C. P. Chugh Every year date for submitting of ITR-V is extended beyond 30th Sep.  This year CBDT has extended the date for for receipt of ITR-Vs in CPC,  Bengaluru, for the cases of AY 2012-13 and 2011-12 received in e-filed in FY 2012-13 to 31St October 2013. Is it not a good tool […]

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  • Aug
  • 07

Scrutiny Criteria for F.Y. 2013-14 / A.Y. 2014-15

The following categories of cases / returns shall be compulsorily scrutinized for F.Y. 2013-14 / A.Y. 14-15:- a) Cases where value of international transaction as defined u/s 92B of IT Act exceeds Rs. 15 crores. b) Cases involving addition in an earlier assessment year on the issue of transfer pricing in excess of Rs. 10 Crores or more which is confirmed in appeal or is pending before an appellate authority.

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  • Apr
  • 18

RTI -Income-tax department return scrutiny guidelines should be public – HC

The expression, economic interest, thus takes within its sweep matters which operate at a macro level and not at an individual, i.e., micro level. In my view, by no stretch of imagination can scrutiny guidelines impact economic interest of the country. These guidelines are issued to prevent harassment to assessees generally. 

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  • Feb
  • 29

Income Tax Scrutiny Criteria for F.Y. 2011-12 / A.Y. 2012-13

1. Where value of international transaction as defined u/s. 92B exceeds Rs.15 Crore. 2. Cases where there was addition of Rs.10 Lacs or more in earlier assessment year and question of law or fact is confirmed in appeal or pending before appellate authority. 3. Cases in which addition of Rs.10 Crore or more was made in earlier assessment year on the issue of transfer pricing.

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  • Sep
  • 14

Guidelines / Criteria For Income tax Scrutiny for Financial Year 2010-11 / Assessment Year 2011-12

SELECTION CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO ALL RETURNS AT ALL STATIONS: a) Value of international transaction as defined u/s 92b exceeds Rs. 15 crores. b) Cases involving addition in an earlier assessment year in excess of Rs.10 lacs on a substantial and recurring question of law or fact which is confirmed in appeal or is pending before an appellate authority. c) Cases involving addition in an earlier assessment year on the issue of transfer pricing in excess of Rs.10 Lakhs or more. d) Assessments in survey cases for the financial year in which survey was carried out This criteria will not apply if all of the following conditions are fulfilled:

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  • Sep
  • 10

Criteria / Guidelines for Income tax Scrutiny for A.Y. 2010-11 / F.Y. 2009-2010

Selection of cases for scrutiny during the financial year 2010-11 will be done primarily through CASS this year. Manual Selection for scrutiny this year will be limited only to a few cases listed below. List of cases selected during each month in accordance with selection criteria mentioned below shall be submitted by the Assessing officers to their respective Range heads by the 15th of the following month and also displayed on the notice Board of their offices .

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  • Mar
  • 16

Income Tax department strategy to meet FY 2009-2010 Budget target

The regular assessment tax (RAT) is one of best tools available to the Department to collect taxes. The collection from RAT not only showcases the effort of the Department to collect taxes but can also have a great deterrent effect on the tax evaders. During 2009-10, the Department has collected around Rs 31,242 crone from RAT which is around 8,74% more than the corresponding figure last year. The share of collection from RAT (as a percentage of total collection) has gone up from 921% in 2007-08 to 924% in 2008-09. However there is a great potential in augmenting collection from RAT.

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