Government of India

Ministry of Finance

(Department of Revenue)

Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi, the 5th September, 2012.

All Chief Commissioners of Income Tax,

All Director Generals of Income Tax.

Sir/ Madam,

Subject: Income limits for assigning cases to Deputy Commissioners/ Assistant Commissioners/ ITOs-  instructions reg.

This is with reference to the deliberations made in the meeting of Chief Commissioners of Income Tax & Directors General of Income Tax held on 03/09/12 at New Delhi. One of the issues raised in the meeting was re-consideration of income limits for assigning jurisdiction among ITOs & ACsIT/DCsIT. The present criteria for jurisdiction is based on CBDT Instruction No. 1/2011 dated 31.01.2011 read with Instruction No 6/2011 dated 8.4.2011 and subsequent clarification dated 8.12.2011. A view was expressed to suitably revise the same so that equitable distribution of workload could be ensured among the Assessment Officers. The hon’ble FM, during the deliberation had desired that the field authorities should send their recommendations to CBDT without delay so that the needful could be done.

2. I am, therefore, directed to request all CCsIT (CCA) to kindly send their proposals for revising the income limits with reference to their regions if considered necessary. While doing so, they are requested to ensure that

(i) the matter is discussed with all the CCsIT in the region and a consensus is obtained.

(ii) the transfer of records or other administrative, consequences, as a result of said proposal, would not affect the assessment work, revenue collection or meeting other action plan targets.

3. The proposals may reach CBDT positively by 1.30P.M. on 07/09/2012. The same may be faxed at 011-23093070 and also emailed at [email protected]

You faithfully,

(Surabhi Sharma)

Under Secretary (ITA-I) Telefax: 23093070

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