Income Tax Scrutiny Criteria

Instruction for ‘Limited Scrutiny’ under CASS are Retrospective

Income Tax - Most of the cases selected for Scrutiny are through Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection (CASS). Only a particular class of cases such as those involving Search, Survey and Reopening of Assessment etc. come under Compulsory Scrutiny. A small Number of cases are manually selected by the Assessing Officers where they consider the Income of a p...

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7 things to know about Income-tax ‘Scrutiny’

Income Tax - 1. What is Scrutiny? Once the assessee files his return of income, irrespective of whether it is filed within the due date or in pursuance to a notice requiring the assessee to file his return, the department can initiate scrutiny proceedings if it has reason to believe that income is escaping assessment, i.e. income is under stated of...

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Guidelines for Selection of Cases for Scrutiny for FY 2019-2020

Income Tax - CBDT has issued an Instruction by which it has laid down the procedure and criteria for compulsory manual selection of returns/cases requiring scrutiny during the financial-year 2019-20....

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Relax Scrutiny provisions for Individual Tax Payers: ICAI

Income Tax - In order to encourage more people to file income tax returns, necessary provisions may be introduced, such as: Individuals having taxable income upto Rs. 10 lakhs may not be subjected to scrutiny for 3 Assessment Years unless there is specific information available with the Department regarding his high value transaction....

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AIR (Annual Information Report) and Scrutiny Assessment u/s 143(3)

Income Tax - n the era of technology and data analytics, Income Tax Department too empowered itself with one of the most enabling report which allowed itself to peep itself into the assessee’s deeper secrets by laying down the responsibility on Financial Institution like Banks, Mutual Funds, to submit AIR (Annual Information Report). In this article...

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Avoid lengthy questionnaires without due application of mind – CBDT to its Officers

Income Tax - Though less that 1% of returns filed are selected for scrutiny, this area of work has often drawn adversarial comments. Supervisory officers, have been directed to play a more pro-active role in monitoring and guiding assessments towards ensuring that high-pitched assessments without proper basis are not made and that lengthy questionnai...

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Income Tax Scrutiny Criteria for F.Y. 2011-12 / A.Y. 2012-13

Income Tax - 1. Where value of international transaction as defined u/s. 92B exceeds Rs.15 Crore. 2. Cases where there was addition of Rs.10 Lacs or more in earlier assessment year and question of law or fact is confirmed in appeal or pending before appellate authority. 3. Cases in which addition of Rs.10 Crore or more was made in earlier assessment y...

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Criteria / Guidelines for Income tax Scrutiny for A.Y. 2010-11 / F.Y. 2009-2010

Income Tax - Selection of cases for scrutiny during the financial year 2010-11 will be done primarily through CASS this year. Manual Selection for scrutiny this year will be limited only to a few cases listed below. List of cases selected during each month in accordance with selection criteria mentioned below shall be submitted by the Assessing office...

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Income Tax department strategy to meet FY 2009-2010 Budget target

Income Tax - The regular assessment tax (RAT) is one of best tools available to the Department to collect taxes. The collection from RAT not only showcases the effort of the Department to collect taxes but can also have a great deterrent effect on the tax evaders. During 2009-10, the Department has collected around Rs 31,242 crone from RAT which is ar...

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CBDT instructed to scrutnise all companies which have taken relief under AS-11

Income Tax - The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has advised its field formations to scrutinise all cases in which companies have amortised foreign exchange losses under the one-time discretion allowed by the government through an amendment to Accounting Standard 11 (AS-11)....

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Conversion from Limited to Complete Scrutiny Not Allowed Prior to Receipt of Approval from PCIT

Manju Kaushik Vs DCIT (ITAT Jaipur) - The issue under consideration is whether the conversion of case from limited scrutiny to complete scrutiny prior to receipt of approval from Pr. CIT is justified in law?...

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RTI -Income-tax department return scrutiny guidelines should be public – HC

Joginder Pal Gulati Vs The Officer On Special Duty (ITA II) Cum CPIO and ANR (Delhi High Court) - In so far as the impugned order is concerned, there is nothing stated in the operative part which would seem to indicate that the CIC has come to the conclusion which it has, is based on the fact that, the economic interest of the country, will get effected. The CIC, in the operative part has merely...

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Time for compulsory selection of returns for Scrutiny extended

F.No.225/126/2020/ITA-II - (30/09/2020) - CBDT extended the date for selection of cases for Compulsory Scrutiny on the basis of prescribed parameters, as communicated vide Board's letter dated 17.09.2020, from 30th September,2020 to 31st October,2020....

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Compulsory Complete Income Tax Scrutiny Guidelines during FY 2020-21

F.No.225/126/2020/ITA-II - (17/09/2020) - Keeping in view of the Faceless Assessment Scheme,2020 implemented by the Department and the difficulties being faced amid COVID-19 pandemic, the parameters for compulsory selection of returns for Complete Scrutiny during Financial Year 2020-21 and conduct of assessment proceedings in such cases are...

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Guidelines for scrutiny of invalid returns selected through CASS

F. No. 225/333/2019/ITA-11 - (29/11/2019) - It has been brought to the notice of Board that notices under section 143(2) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 ('Act') were generated in respect of certain invalid returns of the assessees filed for the Assessment Year 2017-18 through CASS Cycle 2018. As the scrutiny of such returns will pose a challenge ...

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Manual Income Tax complete Scrutiny criteria for F.Y. 2019-20

F.No.225/169/2019/ITA-11 - (05/09/2019) - The parameters for manual selection of returns for Complete Scrutiny during financial year 2019- 20 are as under.- (i) Cases involving addition in an earlier assessment year(s) on a recurring issue of law or fact:- (a) exceeding Rs. 25 lakhs in eight metro charges at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chen...

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Complete time barring scrutiny assessments by 25.12.2018: CBDT

D.O. F.No. 225/410/2018/ITA.II - (29/11/2018) - Assessing Officers should be sensitized to that fact that they should stagger their E-assessment related workload so that all assessments get uploaded by 25th of December, 2018 and no ticket is raised after the said date....

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Recent Posts in "Income Tax Scrutiny Criteria"

Time for compulsory selection of returns for Scrutiny extended

F.No.225/126/2020/ITA-II (30/09/2020)

CBDT extended the date for selection of cases for Compulsory Scrutiny on the basis of prescribed parameters, as communicated vide Board's letter dated 17.09.2020, from 30th September,2020 to 31st October,2020....

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Conversion from Limited to Complete Scrutiny Not Allowed Prior to Receipt of Approval from PCIT

Manju Kaushik Vs DCIT (ITAT Jaipur)

The issue under consideration is whether the conversion of case from limited scrutiny to complete scrutiny prior to receipt of approval from Pr. CIT is justified in law?...

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Compulsory Complete Income Tax Scrutiny Guidelines during FY 2020-21

F.No.225/126/2020/ITA-II (17/09/2020)

Keeping in view of the Faceless Assessment Scheme,2020 implemented by the Department and the difficulties being faced amid COVID-19 pandemic, the parameters for compulsory selection of returns for Complete Scrutiny during Financial Year 2020-21 and conduct of assessment proceedings in such cases are prescribed as under:...

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Instruction for ‘Limited Scrutiny’ under CASS are Retrospective

Most of the cases selected for Scrutiny are through Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection (CASS). Only a particular class of cases such as those involving Search, Survey and Reopening of Assessment etc. come under Compulsory Scrutiny. A small Number of cases are manually selected by the Assessing Officers where they consider the Income of a p...

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7 things to know about Income-tax ‘Scrutiny’

1. What is Scrutiny? Once the assessee files his return of income, irrespective of whether it is filed within the due date or in pursuance to a notice requiring the assessee to file his return, the department can initiate scrutiny proceedings if it has reason to believe that income is escaping assessment, i.e. income is under stated of...

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Guidelines for Selection of Cases for Scrutiny for FY 2019-2020

Circular No. MIRSD/DPS III//Cir-11/07-SEBI (06/08/2007)

CBDT has issued an Instruction by which it has laid down the procedure and criteria for compulsory manual selection of returns/cases requiring scrutiny during the financial-year 2019-20....

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Relax Scrutiny provisions for Individual Tax Payers: ICAI

In order to encourage more people to file income tax returns, necessary provisions may be introduced, such as: Individuals having taxable income upto Rs. 10 lakhs may not be subjected to scrutiny for 3 Assessment Years unless there is specific information available with the Department regarding his high value transaction....

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AIR (Annual Information Report) and Scrutiny Assessment u/s 143(3)

n the era of technology and data analytics, Income Tax Department too empowered itself with one of the most enabling report which allowed itself to peep itself into the assessee’s deeper secrets by laying down the responsibility on Financial Institution like Banks, Mutual Funds, to submit AIR (Annual Information Report). In this article...

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Guidelines for scrutiny of invalid returns selected through CASS

F. No. 225/333/2019/ITA-11 (29/11/2019)

It has been brought to the notice of Board that notices under section 143(2) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 ('Act') were generated in respect of certain invalid returns of the assessees filed for the Assessment Year 2017-18 through CASS Cycle 2018. As the scrutiny of such returns will pose a challenge for the AO and is bad in law, I am direc...

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Manual Income Tax complete Scrutiny criteria for F.Y. 2019-20

F.No.225/169/2019/ITA-11 (05/09/2019)

The parameters for manual selection of returns for Complete Scrutiny during financial year 2019- 20 are as under.- (i) Cases involving addition in an earlier assessment year(s) on a recurring issue of law or fact:- (a) exceeding Rs. 25 lakhs in eight metro charges at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai a...

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