CBDT issues a Circular for Early and Satisfactory Resolution of Taxpayers’ Grievances Relating to Verification and Correction of Tax Demand Outstanding against them.

The Income Tax Department has taken note of grievances of taxpayers arising on account of outstanding tax demand which may be inaccurate due to non-reporting or delayed reporting of TDS by deductors leading to mismatch between the claim and data available with the Department, non-posting of challans, non-disposal of rectification applications, incorrect details of income or pre-paid taxes reported by taxpayer etc.

In order to swiftly and accurately resolve such grievances, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance has issued a comprehensive Circular No. 8 of 2015 dated 14.05.2015 which is available on the websites of the Department http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in & www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. The Circular explains the various steps to be taken by the taxpayers to view and submit their response with regard to their outstanding tax demand.  The Circular elucidates the range of facilities available and the responsibilities of the Assessing officers to verify and take corrective actions.  Demand up to Rs. 1,00,000/- for an Assessment year in case of an Individual or HUF which has already been paid but is shown as outstanding due to mis-match etc. can be rectified on the basis of evidence of tax paid as submitted by the taxpayer.

The taxpayers may view their outstanding tax demand on their e-filing account at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and follow the steps elucidated in the Circular to submit their response either agreeing with or disputing the demand.

The Income Tax Department is committed to early and satisfactory resolution of taxpayers’ grievances. About 95% of entries of Demand involve demand up to Rs. 1 lakh and about 90% of such assessees are Individuals and HUFs.  It is expected that majority of the grievances of small taxpayers can be redressed by following the procedure prescribed in the circular. (Source-PIB)

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0 responses to “CBDT Circular on Grievances Relating to Verification & Correction of Outstanding Tax Demand”

  1. A.S.VENKATA RAMANAN says:

    Date : 22.05.15

    We eager expect long time such kind of information from the CBDT.Now we have to wait and see, how for which will help or reduce DEMAND BURDEN for the assessee.

    A.S.VENKATA RAMANAN
    R.S.CONSULTANT
    TAX CONSULTANT

  2. anuradha says:

    earlier similar circulars/ instructions were given by the CBDT from time to time. However, no significant progress was made.
    Unless some outside agency – say PM /FM office or an ombudsman office keeps a tab on the grievance/ rectification petitions, this time too no worthwhile achievement is likely to be achieved.

    An outside agency may be notified to receive grievance / rectification petitions – online and watched its disposal and reported to the FM/PM to achieve tangible results.

  3. CMA Satya@NALCO says:

    Welcome steps, thousands of crores uncollectoble demands are posted by CPC, mainly on technical grounds such as mis-match of 26AS, non filing of TDS return by deductors etc.

    This will ease the budren of Common Taxpayer.

  4. N.K.Bajpai says:

    This is a very good decision. If the jurisdictional Assessing Officers who are required to verify the details of payment furnished by the assessee in response, act promptly, many of the outstanding demands in which payments have been made can be closed.Let us hope that the Income Tax Department has devised some mechanism for ensuring prompt action by the Assessing Officers.
    The greater advantage of this decision would be end of unnecessary running about by the assessees to Income Tax offices and an end of interface between the Assessing Officers and the assessees.

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