F.No. 225/53/2018/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North Block, New Delhi

Dated the 16th of April, 2018


All Principal Chief-Commissioners of Income-tax


Subject: – Processing of returns under section 143(1) of the Income-tax Act which are pushed to the Assessing Officers by the CPC -reg.-

Reference is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 28th March, 2018 on the above subject.

2. On reconsideration of the matter, the Board has decided to partially modify the aforesaid Guideline as under:

In para (4), the phrase ‘as far as possible’ is omitted.

3. This may be brought to the notice of all the Officers working in your Region.

(Rajarajeswari R.)

Under Secretary – ITA.II, CBDT

Editors Note- Revised PARA 4 will be as under-

To avoid any arbitrariness, the returns of Assessment Year 2017-18 and on wards which are pushed by the CPC to the Assessing Officer for processing, as far as possible, shall be handled in a chronological manner.

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