Income Tax Scrutiny Criteria

CBDT Strategy to ensure Quality in Assessment Work for 2016-17

Income Tax - Framing of Quality Assessments is an essential part of any risk management strategy. Quality of Assessments is being used as one of the most important indicator to judge the performance of tax department. Therefore, it is imperative that various authorities in the hierarchy of Income-tax Department discharge their respective roles in the ...

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Instruction for ‘Limited Scrutiny’ under CASS are Retrospective

Income Tax - Instruction for ‘Limited Scrutiny’ of cases selected under CASS Retrospective in Nature Most of the cases selected for Scrutiny are through Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection (CASS). Only a particular class of cases such as those involving Search, Survey and Reopening of Assessment etc. come under Compulsory Scrutiny. A small Number of...

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CBDT issues further Guidelines on Income Tax Scrutiny & Appeals

Income Tax - Instruction No. 7 of 2014 dated 26.09.2014 clarifies that ordinarily in scrutiny cases selected on the basis of AIR/CIB/26AS information, the scrutiny shall be limited to that information. Wider scrutiny would be possible only with the sanction of Principal Commissioner of Income-tax/ Commissioner of Income-tax in specified cases and unde...

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Arye wah! Instructions to reduce hardship of taxpayer in Income Tax Scrutiny

Income Tax - CA Umesh Sharma Arjuna (Fictional Character): Krishna, recently on 7th November 2014, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued instructions for reducing hardship of taxpayers in Income tax scrutiny. But Krishna, what is this scrutiny? Krishna (Fictional Character): Arjuna, the taxpayer files his Income Tax Return. Income Tax Scrutiny ...

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Scrutiny of Income Tax Returns

Income Tax - Once we file a return of income tax to the tax authorities, it has to be assessed as a correct return unless it is a self assessment return under section 139 of Income Tax Act. The assessment of returned income involves verification and scrutiny of the details of income submitted. ...

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Avoid lengthy questionnaires without due application of mind – CBDT to its Officers

Income Tax - Though less that 1% of returns filed are selected for scrutiny, this area of work has often drawn adversarial comments. Supervisory officers, have been directed to play a more pro-active role in monitoring and guiding assessments towards ensuring that high-pitched assessments without proper basis are not made and that lengthy questionnai...

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

Income Tax - 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 y...

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

Income Tax - 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 ap...

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

Income Tax - 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 office...

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

Income Tax - 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 ar...

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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 harassme...

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Conversion of Limited Income Tax Scrutiny to Complete Scrutiny-Reg.

Instruction No. 5/2016 - (14/07/2016) - Board hereby lays down that while proposing to take up 'Complete Scrutiny' in a case which was originally earmarked for 'Limited Scrutiny', the Assessing Officer ('AO') shall be required to form a reasonable view that there is possibility of under assessment of income if the case is not examined und...

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Income Tax manual /Compulsory scrutiny criteria F.Y. 2016-2017

Instruction No. 4/2016-Income Tax - (13/07/2016) - CBDT lays down the following procedure and criteria for manual selection of returns/cases for compulsory scrutiny during the financial-year 2016-2017:- (i) Cases involving addition on a substantial and recurring question of law or fact in earlier assessment year(s), in excess of Rs. 25 lakhs in metr...

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Furnish details of limited scrutiny cases converted in complete scrutiny

F.No.225/269/2015-ITA-II - (12/05/2016) - Pr. CCsIT/CCIT (Exemptions)/CCIT (Intl. Tax)/Pr. DGsIT/DGIT(Inv.) wise details of number of limited scrutiny cases converted into complete scrutiny, along with the actual assessed income in these cases (may be given in board tax bracket wise, for example Rs. 5-10 Lakh/Rs. 10-15 Lakh and so on....

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Manual Scrutiny Selection based on CPC Recommendations

AST INSTRUCTION NO.141 - (22/03/2016) - The functionality for viewing such cases which are selected by AO under Manual Scrutiny on the basis of suggestions by CPC for A.Y. 2013-14 and for which order under section 143(3) of the Act has still not been passed, has been enabled in the ITD system and can be accessed by entering the following...

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Issue Questionnaire with First Notice in scrutiny cases: CBDT

Instruction No. 19/2015 - (29/12/2015) - Instruction No. 19/2015 Instances have come to the notice of the Board that in cases selected under scrutiny, while issuing the first notice, Assessing Officers do not convey the specific compliance requirements like production of accounts, furnishing of documents, information, evidences, submission...

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Recent Posts in "Income Tax Scrutiny Criteria"

Conversion of Limited Income Tax Scrutiny to Complete Scrutiny-Reg.

Instruction No. 5/2016 (14/07/2016)

Board hereby lays down that while proposing to take up 'Complete Scrutiny' in a case which was originally earmarked for 'Limited Scrutiny', the Assessing Officer ('AO') shall be required to form a reasonable view that there is possibility of under assessment of income if the case is not examined under 'Complete Scrutiny'. ...

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Income Tax manual /Compulsory scrutiny criteria F.Y. 2016-2017

Instruction No. 4/2016-Income Tax (13/07/2016)

CBDT lays down the following procedure and criteria for manual selection of returns/cases for compulsory scrutiny during the financial-year 2016-2017:- (i) Cases involving addition on a substantial and recurring question of law or fact in earlier assessment year(s), in excess of Rs. 25 lakhs in metro charges...

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CBDT Strategy to ensure Quality in Assessment Work for 2016-17

Framing of Quality Assessments is an essential part of any risk management strategy. Quality of Assessments is being used as one of the most important indicator to judge the performance of tax department. Therefore, it is imperative that various authorities in the hierarchy of Income-tax Department discharge their respective roles in the ...

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Furnish details of limited scrutiny cases converted in complete scrutiny

F.No.225/269/2015-ITA-II (12/05/2016)

Pr. CCsIT/CCIT (Exemptions)/CCIT (Intl. Tax)/Pr. DGsIT/DGIT(Inv.) wise details of number of limited scrutiny cases converted into complete scrutiny, along with the actual assessed income in these cases (may be given in board tax bracket wise, for example Rs. 5-10 Lakh/Rs. 10-15 Lakh and so on....

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Manual Scrutiny Selection based on CPC Recommendations

AST INSTRUCTION NO.141 (22/03/2016)

The functionality for viewing such cases which are selected by AO under Manual Scrutiny on the basis of suggestions by CPC for A.Y. 2013-14 and for which order under section 143(3) of the Act has still not been passed, has been enabled in the ITD system and can be accessed by entering the following path in ITD System:...

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Issue Questionnaire with First Notice in scrutiny cases: CBDT

Instruction No. 19/2015 (29/12/2015)

Instruction No. 19/2015 Instances have come to the notice of the Board that in cases selected under scrutiny, while issuing the first notice, Assessing Officers do not convey the specific compliance requirements like production of accounts, furnishing of documents, information, evidences, submission of other requisite particulars etc...

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Clarification on Scope of scrutiny in cases selected through CASS

Instruction No. 20/2015 (29/12/2015)

The Central Board of Direct Taxes ('CBDT') , vide Instruction No. 7/2014 dated 26 09.2014 had clarified the extent of enquiry in certain category of cases specified therein , which are selected for scrutiny through CASS . Further clarifications have been sought regarding the scope and applicability of the aforesaid Instruction to cases be...

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Committees to Monitor unreasonable and High­ Pitched Scrutiny Assessment Orders

Instruction No. 17/2015 (09/11/2015)

Instruction No. 17/2015 Board has consistently been advising the field authorities to be fair, objective and rational while framing scrutiny assessment orders. Role of supervisory authorities in this regard, has also been highlighted by the Board from time to time. It has, however, been brought to the notice of Board that the tendency to ...

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Scrutiny assessments of assessees engaged in Mining business

Instruction No. 14/2015 (14/10/2015)

Instruction No. 14/2015 while scrutinizing the cases of entities engaged in the business of mining, the Annual Returns filed with IBM by the respective assessees should invariably be obtained and compared with the details submitted to the Income-tax Department so as to ascertain whether any suppression of production and discrepancy in sto...

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Income Tax Scrutiny Criteria for Assessment Year 2016-17

Instruction No. 08/2015 (31/08/2015)

Compulsory manual selection of cases for scrutiny during the Financial Year 2015-2016- (a) Cases involving addition in an earlier assessment year in excess of Rs. 10 lakhs on a substantial and recurring question of law or fact which is either confirmed in appeal or is pending before an appellate authority. Instruction No. 08/2015 ...

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