Processing of return of income where scrutiny notice issued

Under the existing provisions, every return of income is to be processed under sub-section (1) of section 143 and refund, if any, due is to be issued to the taxpayer.  Some returns of income are also selected for scrutiny which may lead to raising a demand for taxes although refunds may have been issued earlier at the time of processing. It is therefore proposed to amend the provisions of the Income-tax Act to provide that processing of return will not be necessary in a case where notice under sub–section (2) of section 143 has already been issued for scrutiny of the return.

This amendment will take effect from the 1st  day of July, 2012.

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