Compulsory manual selection of cases for scrutiny during the Financial Year 2014-15.

Instruction No. 6/2014 Dated- 2nd of September, 2014

Subject: Compulsory manual selection of cases for scrutiny during the Financial Year 2014-15-regd :-

In supersession of earlier Instructions on the above subject, the Board hereby lays down the following procedure and criteria for manual selection of returns/cases for scrutiny during the Financial-year 2014-2015:-

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 confirmed in appeal or is pending before an appellate authority.

b) Cases involving addition in an earlier assessment year on the issue of transfer pricing in excess of Rs. 10 crore or more on a substantial and recurring question of law or fact which is confirmed in appeal or is pending before an appellate authority.

c) All assessments pertaining to Survey under section 133A of the Act excluding the cases where there are no impounded books of accounts/documents and returned income excluding any disclosure made during the Survey is not less than returned income of preceding assessment year. However, where assessee retracts the disclosure made during the Survey will not be covered by this exclusion.

d) Assessments in search and seizure cases to be made under section 158B, 158BC, 158BD, 153A & 153C read with section 143(3) of the Act and also for the returns filed for the assessment year relevant to the previous year in which authorization for search arid seizure was executed u/s 132 or 132A of the Act.

e) Returns filed in response to notice under section 148 of the Act.

f) Cases where registration u/s 12AA of the IT Act has not been granted or has been cancelled by the CIT/DIT concerned, yet the assessee has been found to be claiming tax-exemption under section 11 of the Act. However, where such order’s of the CIT/DIT have been reversed/set-aside in appellate proceedings, those cases will not be selected under this clause.

g) Cases where order denying the approval u/s 10(23C) of the Act or withdrawing the approval already granted has been passed by the Competent Authority, yet the assessee has been found claiming tax-exemption under the aforesaid provision of the Act.

h) Cases in respect of which specific and verifiable information pointing out tax evasion is given by Government  Departments/Authorities. The Assessing Officer shall record reasons and take prior approval’ from jurisdictional Pr. CCIT/CCIT /Pr. DGIT/DGIT concerned before selecting such a case for scrutiny.

2. Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection (CASS): Cases are also being selected under CASS on the basis of broad based selection filters. List of such cases shall be separately intimated in due course by the DGIT(Systerns) to the jurisdictional authorities concerned.

3. It is reiterated that the targets for completion of scrutiny assessments and strategy of framing quality assessments as contained in Central Action Plan document for Financial-Year 2014-2015 has to be complied with and it must be ensured that all scrutiny assessment orders including the cases selected under the manual criterion are completed through the AST system software only. Further, in order to ensure the quality of assessments being framed, Pr. CCsIT/CCsIT/Pr. DsGIT/DsGIT should evolve a suitable monitoring mechanism and by 30th April, 2015, such authorities shall send a report to the respective Zonal Member with a copy to Member (IT) containing details of at least 50 quality assessment orders from their respective charges. In this regard, IT Authorities concerned must ensure that cases selected for publication in ‘Let us Share’ are picked up only from the quality assessments as reported.

4. I These instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned. If considered necessary a supplementary guideline would be issued subsequently.

5. I Hindi version to follow.

(Rohit Garg)
Deputy-Secretary to the Government of India
F.No. 225/229/2014/ITA.II

Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Direct Taxes, North-Block, IT (A-II) Division, New Delhi

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8 responses to “Income Tax Scrutiny Criteria- Financial Year 2014-15”

  1. manisha says:

    I September 13, 2016 at 5:12 pm
    sir, i had submitted my return for the year 13-14 in proper way as per form 16B before the due date. At that time it was assessed & the same was the confirmed by IT DEPTT..

    NOW again i had received the notice under above section. i had done share transaction thru the brokers & but made losses due to faulty advice. And losses were not shown in the return. THE NOTICE IS GENERATED THRU CASS under above section . So what is the remedy to protect my self. I had not hide my any income.

  2. manishkv99@gmail.com says:

    It seems new govt. is also supporting corrupt officials and torturing assesses in the name of CASS. Only God can now save this country. To be honest in this country is crime.

  3. bnsahu says:

    sir, i had submitted my return for the year 13-14 in proper way as per form 16B before the due date. At that time it was assessed & the same was the confirmed by IT DEPTT..

    NOW again i had received the notice under above section. i had done share transaction thru the brokers & but made losses due to faulty advice. And losses were not shown in the return. THE NOTICE IS GENERATED THRU CASS under above section . So what is the remedy to protect my self. I had not hide my any income.

    PLEASE ADVISE ME.

    • Naren says:

      I too have done the same mistake and not shown the losses and I too had got the scrutiny notice under cass but the reason is not mentioned and I must just guessing that the reason will be the share trading. Now I m in a dilemma that can I be asked for the previous year’s losses also. year prior to the scrutiny I have done the same mistake of not showing my loss but that year I didn’t got the notice.

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  5. kailash goyal says:

    New Audit REport

    What A jok Departement wants that CA should Qualify every reort stating that sufficent documentry evidece was not produced to verify wether payement is made by account payee cheque . As every one knows now a days most of the payement are made by rtgs/ neft etc. also auditors or assessee do not have any tool which can justify that pyement where made by account paye ch.

    Thus for no fault of assessee departement will take scrutiny assessement . ?

  6. sudarshana says:

    I think one should be careful while making donation to charitable institutions for claiming income tax exemption u/s 80-G, etc. The validity of the tax exemption granted by them is to be watched.

  7. V Sivaraman says:

    What a comedy?

    The new 3CD has all the data that is asked for in case of a scrutiny.
    That is 100% scrutiny data is being collected at the time of filing the return.
    Why give false claim that the scrutiny is on random basis?

    But when will the refunds come?

    GOD HELP THE ASSESSEES.

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