F.No.225/246/2014/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi the 10th September, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Committee to study the feasibility of the recommendations regarding group assessment and system of peer review before assessment – regarding.

Board has constituted a Committee for examining feasibility of recommendations of Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC’) in respect of group assessment in ‘other cases’ and peer review before assessment.

2. The composition of the Committee is as follows:

S. No Name Designation
1 Sh. V.K.Saxena Principal              Commissioner
of Income tax- 9, Delhi
Committee                       In‑charge
2 Sh. B.K.Sinha CIT (Coord. & Systems), CBDT, Delhi Members
3 Ms. Sulekha Verma CIT (DR) (ITAT), Delhi
4 Sh. Aroop Kumar Singh Addl. CIT Range – 16, Delhi
5 Sh. Vinay Sinha Addl.     Director    (Risk
Assessment)
Member Secretary

3. In this regard, kind attention is invited towards Chapter VI (Key Internal processes), para 4.a of TARC’s report, wherein   following recommendations have been made:-

`The assessment team could comprise more than one AO in complex cases in cases where the tax assessed by the AO is higher than what the taxpayer considers is due and the addition proposed is more than a specified amount, the amount should be approved by a team of superiors from outside the AO’s jurisdiction. This would bring quality to assessment orders, as there would be a peer review. The taxpayer should be allowed to explain his position to the team of superiors and the draft order should be finalized based on the final directions’.

The Department has already accepted the recommendation to create LBS units to assess large and complex cases on a pilot basis. Therefore, the Committee shall be required to examine other issues emerging from above mentioned recommendation of TRAC and shall have following terms of reference:

To carry out detailed analysis for examining the recommendations of TARC regarding group assessment in ‘other cases’ and system of peer review before assessment if the additions proposed are more than a specified amount.

4. The Committee may co-opt other members, as it deems fit to have proper representation, co-ordination and feedback from field formations.

5. The Committee shall submit its report to Member (IT), CBDT by 15th October, 2015

6. The Headquarters of the Committee will be in Delhi.

This issues with the approval of the Chairperson, CBDT.

(Rohit Garg)

Deputy Secretary (ITA.II)

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0 responses to “CBDT sets up a committee to bring quality to assessment orders”

  1. Nem Singh says:

    What is the basis purpose of assessment to find the leakage of revenue and charge tax without any dispute with the assessee except legal dispute or interpretation of law.But you see in most of the cases the additions are without application of mind and the order of the assessment in dispute before higher authorities. The aim of the department should be generate revenue without any dispute with the assessee which prove transparency and accountability of assessee as well as department.

  2. rkd says:

    CBDT AND FM SHOULD ENDEAVOUR TO KEEP ALL TAX LAWS AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE.SHOULD STOP COPYING THE WEST AND KEEP IT SIMPLE THAN THERE WOULD BE NO NEED FOR ALL THESE UNNECESSARY COMMITTEES.COMMITTEES WILL ONLY CREATE CONFUSION AND SUB COMMITTEES.

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