In a move that will speed up the issuance of I-T refunds, the Income Tax department for the first time will accept all TDS credit and refund claims not exceeding Rs 3 lakh (Rs 300,000) and Rs 25,000, respectively, at the stage of processing of income tax returns itself.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes has communicated the order applicable for the assessment year 2009-10 to all the chief commissioners of Income Tax in various tax collecting ranges across the country.

“The I-T department has taken the step to fasten and streamline the process of issuing refunds. The order will be beneficial in view of the income tax returns filing, which will happen till this month end,” a senior I-T officer said.

In all other remaining cases, the claims would be processed after proper verification, the officer added.

“In all the returns filed in ITR-1 and ITR-2 for assessment year 2009-10, where the aggregate TDS claim does not exceed Rs 3 lakh and where the refund computed does not exceed Rs 25,000, the TDS claim of the tax payer shall be accepted at the time of processing the return,” the order stated.

ITR-1 deals with pensioners’ income and others, while ITR-2 deals with income from house property and others.

“In all the returns filed in forms other than ITR-1 and ITR-2 for the assessment year 2009-10, where the aggregate TDS claim does not exceed Rs 3 lakh and the refund computed does not exceed Rs 25,000 and there is 10 per cent matching of TDS amount claimed, the TDS claim shall be accepted at the time of processing of the return,” the order added.

Instruction No. 5/2010 [F.No.225/25/2010-ITA-II], dated 21-7-2010

The issue of processing of returns for Asst. year 2009-10 and giving credit for TDS has been considered by the Board. In order to clear the backlog of returns, the following decisions have been taken:

(i) In all the returns filed in ITR-1 and ITR-2, for the Asst. Year 2009-10, where the aggregate TDS claim does not exceed Rs. Three lakh (3 lacs) and where the refund computed does not exceed Rs. 25,000; the TDS claim of the tax payer shall be accepted at the time of processing of the return.

(ii) In all the returns filed in forms other than ITR-1 and ITR -2, for the Asst. Year 2009-10, where the aggregate TDS claim does not exceed Rs. Three lakh (3 lacs) and the refund computed does not exceed Rs. 25,000 and there is 10% matching of TDS amount claimed, the TDS claim shall be accepted at the time of processing of the return.

(iii) In all remaining cases, TDS credit shall be given after due verification .

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0 responses to “Processing of returns of Assessment Year 2009-10 – Steps to clear backlog”

  1. rugram says:

    I agree with what ND has written. In the absence of strict accountability and monitoring of these instructions, they would remain on paper, and meet the fate of all similar instructions issued in the past.
    This instruction is about AY 2009-10. What about the pending refunds of the previous assessment years? Why should these instructions not be made applicable to all previous years’ pending returns?

  2. murali says:

    sir
    it is too good to be true
    murali

  3. ND says:

    This order will be thrown to the waste papers baskets by the field officers/officials and the union leaders. And, nothing will happen despite this order. The unions and the field officers know which side of the bread the butter is.

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