Income Tax Scrutiny

Guidelines for Selection of Cases for Scrutiny for FY 2017-2018

Income Tax - CBDT has issued Instruction No. 5/2017 dated 7th July 2017 by which it has laid down the procedure and criteria for compulsory manual selection of returns/cases requiring scrutiny during the financial-year 2017-2018. ...

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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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How Income Tax Base can be widened

Income Tax - Under the present system of limited scrutiny under CASS (Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection) Income Taxes Cases are selected for hearing under various parameters and assessments are made basing on the books of account and evidences produced. Further notices are sent to assessees basing on information collected from the Annual Information R...

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Income Tax Scrutiny after digitization

Income Tax - The case is selected for scrutiny by CASS (Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection) for the Assessment Year 2017-18 and the officer sends notice of hearing to the Assessee to attend the office on a particular day with supporting documents such as Books of Account, vouchers, Bank Pass Books etc....

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Practical Aspects in Income Tax Scrutiny proceedings

Income Tax - Scrutiny assessment refers to the examination of a return of income by giving an opportunity to the assessee to substantiate the income declared and the expenses, deductions, losses, exemptions, etc. claimed in the return with the help of evidence....

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Return revised to change cash balance /Income may face Scrutiny

Income Tax - It is brought to the notice of tax payers that any instance coming to the notice of Income-tax Department which reflects manipulation in the amount of income, cash-in-hand, profits etc. and fudging of accounts may necessitate scrutiny of such cases so as to ascertain the correct income of the year and may also attract penalty/prosecution ...

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CBDT Streamlining scrutiny assessment and facilitating electronic communication

Income Tax - Taking another step in this direction, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued instructions to the assessing officers to be specific in enquires made in the case of tax payers whose returns are under scrutiny. The directions are comprehensive and cover cases selected through Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection (CASS) for limited scr...

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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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Exemption wrongly claimed gets detected during processing of I-T Return -FM

Income Tax - Exemptions and tax concessions under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘Act’) are provided in accordance with the provisions of the Act. However, any exemption or tax concession wrongly claimed in the returns of income filed by the tax payers are liable to be detected during processing of such returns or their scrutiny....

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TARC recommendations on Scrutiny in direct taxes and audit in indirect taxes

Income Tax - Scrutiny in direct taxes and audit in indirect taxes o   Hearing in all tax cases by personal presence should be avoided, and data can be sought through an e-system. The taxpayer can upload the data on the e-system. Personal hearing should be sought only in complex cases. o   There should be specialization in scrutiny/audit work [&hel...

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In granting approval to case manually selected for scrutiny CIT is required to show application of mind

M/s Brothers & Sisters Enterprise Vs JCIT (ITAT Kolkata) - 1. The argument of the assessee in this case is that the selection for scrutiny of this case manually done by the Assessing Officer is bad in law and that the Commissioner of Income Tax has granted approval for selection of this case for scrutiny by the AO without application of mind. Ld. Counsel fo...

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Notice under section 143(2) has to be served within stipulated time

According to section 143(2) of the Income Tax Act, 1961(for short the Act), where a return has been furnished under section 139 of the Act, or in response to a notice under section 142(1) of the Act, the Assessing Officer(AO) or the prescribed income-tax authority, as the case may be, if, considers ...

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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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Revised format of Issue of notices U/s. 143(2) of Income-tax Act, 1961

Notification No. F.No. 225/157/2017/ITA.II-Income Tax - (23/06/2017) - The three formats of notice(s) are: Limited Scrutiny (Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection}, Complete Scrutiny (Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection), Compulsory Manual Scrutiny The revised format of 143(2) notice(s) with a note on benefits & Procedures of' E-Proceeding' facility are enclosed for infor...

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CBDT fixes collection Target- Jan-March dedicated quarter for Recovery

F. No. 385/17/2016-IT (B) - (06/01/2017) - Time-barring date of scrutiny assessment was advanced to 31st December to provide assessment units with a dedicated quarter for recovery of demand raised. ...

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CBDT committee to suggest effective scrutiny assessment measures

FTS-300315894/2016 - (19/12/2016) - Constitution of Committee to give recommendations regarding how to make effective assessment through the use of departmental database/ e-system-reg....

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Status of Time Barring Scrutiny Assessments as on 05/12/2016

F. No. DGIT(S)/DIT(S)-3/AST/Time Barring Matters/84/2016-17 - (08/12/2016) - Complete data as well as the AO/Range/CIT-wise summary of pendency of Time Barring scrutiny assessments as on 05/12/2016 and regionwise summary is attached. ...

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Reg. Scrutiny notices u/s 143(2) for PAN selected in CASS-2016

F.No.DIT(S)-2/CASS/2016-17/ - (29/09/2016) - It is seen that till 28-09-2016, notices u/s. 143(2) for scrutiny have not been issued in 625 cases. These 625 cases include 62 cases which are lying with inactive codes. In view of the above, you are requested to make arrangements for issue of notice u/s 143(2) well before the time barring date i....

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In granting approval to case manually selected for scrutiny CIT is required to show application of mind

M/s Brothers & Sisters Enterprise Vs JCIT (ITAT Kolkata)

1. The argument of the assessee in this case is that the selection for scrutiny of this case manually done by the Assessing Officer is bad in law and that the Commissioner of Income Tax has granted approval for selection of this case for scrutiny by the AO without application of mind. Ld. Counsel for […]...

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Notice under section 143(2) has to be served within stipulated time

According to section 143(2) of the Income Tax Act, 1961(for short the Act), where a return has been furnished under section 139 of the Act, or in response to a notice under section 142(1) of the Act, the Assessing Officer(AO) or the prescribed income-tax authority, as the case may be, if, considers it necessary or expedient to ensure that...

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Guidelines for Selection of Cases for Scrutiny for FY 2017-2018

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

CBDT has issued Instruction No. 5/2017 dated 7th July 2017 by which it has laid down the procedure and criteria for compulsory manual selection of returns/cases requiring scrutiny during the financial-year 2017-2018. ...

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Revised format of Issue of notices U/s. 143(2) of Income-tax Act, 1961

Notification No. F.No. 225/157/2017/ITA.II-Income Tax (23/06/2017)

The three formats of notice(s) are: Limited Scrutiny (Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection}, Complete Scrutiny (Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection), Compulsory Manual Scrutiny The revised format of 143(2) notice(s) with a note on benefits & Procedures of' E-Proceeding' facility are enclosed for information of the field authorities....

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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....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax | ,

How Income Tax Base can be widened

Under the present system of limited scrutiny under CASS (Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection) Income Taxes Cases are selected for hearing under various parameters and assessments are made basing on the books of account and evidences produced. Further notices are sent to assessees basing on information collected from the Annual Information R...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Income Tax Scrutiny after digitization

The case is selected for scrutiny by CASS (Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection) for the Assessment Year 2017-18 and the officer sends notice of hearing to the Assessee to attend the office on a particular day with supporting documents such as Books of Account, vouchers, Bank Pass Books etc....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

CBDT fixes collection Target- Jan-March dedicated quarter for Recovery

F. No. 385/17/2016-IT (B) (06/01/2017)

Time-barring date of scrutiny assessment was advanced to 31st December to provide assessment units with a dedicated quarter for recovery of demand raised. ...

Read More

CBDT committee to suggest effective scrutiny assessment measures

FTS-300315894/2016 (19/12/2016)

Constitution of Committee to give recommendations regarding how to make effective assessment through the use of departmental database/ e-system-reg....

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Return revised to change cash balance /Income may face Scrutiny

It is brought to the notice of tax payers that any instance coming to the notice of Income-tax Department which reflects manipulation in the amount of income, cash-in-hand, profits etc. and fudging of accounts may necessitate scrutiny of such cases so as to ascertain the correct income of the year and may also attract penalty/prosecution ...

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