CBDT directs all CIT (Appeal) that appeals are required to be disposed of through e-appeal proceedings by sending the communication through the e-filing portal and or through emails only. it directs that All pending appeals filed on or before 31.03.2016 to be taken up immediately and all smaller appeals with tax effect up to Rs. 10 Lakhs can be taken up. CBDT directs that At least 80 appeals per month should be disposed of by each CIT(A).

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P. C. MODY
Chairman, CBDT &
Special Secretary to the Government of India

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Finance/Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North Block, New Delhi – 110001
E-mail : chairmancbdt@nic.in
Tele : 23092648 & Telefax : 23092544

Dated 09th July, 2020

Madam

Sub.: Matters relating to CsIT(A) — reg.

As you are aware, government has laid great emphasis on providing services to the taxpayers without any hassles and problems. At these difficult times of Coronavirus pandemic, the taxpayers are facing even greater problems. Many of them are waiting to see that their tax demands/refunds reach finality as quickly as possible.

2. It is seen that large number of appeals are pending for a considerable time mainly because of the recent lockdown and consequential partial or full closure of income tax offices throughout the country. The country is now in the process of opening of lockdown. Recently laptops have also been provided to all the officers with a facility to work from home. Therefore, the department can now provide much needed services to the taxpayers both from the income tax offices as well as from home.

3. The appeals are required to be disposed of through e-appeal proceedings by sending the communication through the e-filing portal and or through emails only. The responses should also be through the same method as this will also ensure social distancing which is of paramount importance at these times. In view of these reasons and in supersession of earlier instructions, Board desires that CslT(A) should start work as per the priorities given hereunder: –

(a) All pending appeals filed on or before 31.03.2016 to be taken up immediately. At least 80 appeals per month should be disposed of by each CIT(A)
(b) Thereafter all smaller appeals with tax effect up to Rs. 10 Lakhs.
(c) Any other appeal assigned by the PrCCIT of the region
(d) All appeals which were filed manually, and which are not entered in the system must be uploaded. To be uploaded by 31.08.2020
(e) No submission should be received in paper form. Paper submissions in pending appeals must be scanned and uploaded on the appeal module

4. The disposal of each officer will be monitored online by an MIS being issued separately. While issuing the notices or communications to the taxpayers, the officers should be sensitized to appreciate the problems relating to compliance being faced by the taxpayers because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, its impact on the local area. and act accordingly.

With Best Wishes

(P. C. Mody)

Ms. Himalini Kashyap

Pr.Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Nagpur

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