Scrutiny Criteria

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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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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CBDT Strategy to ensure Quality in Assessment Work for 2016-17

Income Tax - Framing of Quality Assessments is an essential part of any risk management strategy. Quality of Assessments is being used as one of the most important indicator to judge the performance of tax department. Therefore, it is imperative that various authorities in the hierarchy of Income-tax Department discharge their respective roles in the ...

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Detailed Manual Scrutiny of Service Tax Returns

Income Tax - With the introduction of the Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 and the advent of negative list-based comprehensive taxation of services in 2012, it becomes necessary that the guidelines for detailed scrutiny of returns needed a revision. In this background, the CBEC vide Circular 185/4/2015-Service Tax dated 30th June, 2015 has outlined the m...

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Service Tax: Self Assessment To Selfish Scrutiny

Income Tax - CA Satish Sarda To keep a check on the system of Self Assessment under service tax , with effect from 1st August 2015 Department is coming out with a strong ‘return scrutiny ‘ system. It is going to be a two part system of Preliminary and Detailed Scrutiny. CBEC has recently issued one Circular No.185 […]...

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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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Guidelines / Criteria For Income tax Scrutiny for Financial Year 2010-11 / Assessment Year 2011-12

Income Tax - SELECTION CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO ALL RETURNS AT ALL STATIONS: a) Value of international transaction as defined u/s 92b exceeds Rs. 15 crores. b) Cases involving addition in an earlier assessment year in excess of Rs.10 lacs on a substantial and recurring question of law or fact which is confirmed in appeal or is pending before an ap...

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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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Cash transaction reports on 2G spectrum allocation issue under scrutiny

Income Tax - Investigating agencies probing alleged financial irregularities in the 2G spectrum allocation have now ordered scrutiny of all cash transaction reports related to the funding of payments by telecom players, banks and individuals involved ...

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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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Assessee cannot be declared as an assessee in default U/s. 201 of IT Act, 1961 for non-deduction of TDS

Bovis Lend Lease (India) Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Bangalore) - Here we summarised the ruling of the Bangalore Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) [2009-TIOL-666-ITAT-BANG] in the case of Bovis Lend Lease (India) Pvt. Ltd. (Taxpayer) on the taxability of payments towards reimbursement of cost forservices provided by a group entity. The ITAT held that such payme...

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Time limit prescribed for issuance of notice under section 143(2)(i) or 143(2)(ii) of IT Act

Bholanath R. Shukla Vs ITO (ITAT Mumbai) - 8. We have considered he submissions made by both the sides, material on record and orders of the authorities below. We find that the question, before US, is whether limited scrutiny proceedings and regular scrutiny proceedings are independent of each other or not and, therefore, notice issued for l...

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In cases of a group, coordinated investigation is a relevant ground for transfer of its case under section 127 of IT Act

Sahara India Commercial Corpn. Ltd. Vs CIT (Calcutta High Court) - Section 127 does not spell out under what facts and circumstances a transfer of a case can be made. However, in a case of inter-city transfer statute requires compliance of two requirements –first, to vie the assessee a reasonable opportunity of hearing, wherever it is possible to do so and second...

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Applicability of section 292B of IT Act in case return contains any mistake, defect or omission

Nicholas Applegate South East Asia Fund Limited Vs Assistant Director of Income Tax (ITAT Mumbai) - Nicholas Applegate South East Asia Fund Limited Vs Assistant Director of Income Tax (ITAT Mumbai) - The question of application of section 292B cannot be prejudged by finding that return, notice, etc. is not as per the requirement of the statute and is/are invalid; the finding that the return or not...

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Income Tax Manual Scrutiny Criteria for financial year 2017-2018

Instruction No. 05/2017-Income Tax - (07/07/2017) - CBDT hereby lays down the following procedure and criteria for compulsory manual selection of returns/cases requiring scrutiny during the financial-year 2017-2018:-...

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Conversion of Limited Income Tax Scrutiny to Complete Scrutiny-Reg.

Instruction No. 5/2016 - (14/07/2016) - Board hereby lays down that while proposing to take up 'Complete Scrutiny' in a case which was originally earmarked for 'Limited Scrutiny', the Assessing Officer ('AO') shall be required to form a reasonable view that there is possibility of under assessment of income if the case is not examined und...

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Income Tax manual /Compulsory scrutiny criteria F.Y. 2016-2017

Instruction No. 4/2016-Income Tax - (13/07/2016) - CBDT lays down the following procedure and criteria for manual selection of returns/cases for compulsory scrutiny during the financial-year 2016-2017:- (i) Cases involving addition on a substantial and recurring question of law or fact in earlier assessment year(s), in excess of Rs. 25 lakhs in metr...

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Furnish details of limited scrutiny cases converted in complete scrutiny

F.No.225/269/2015-ITA-II - (12/05/2016) - Pr. CCsIT/CCIT (Exemptions)/CCIT (Intl. Tax)/Pr. DGsIT/DGIT(Inv.) wise details of number of limited scrutiny cases converted into complete scrutiny, along with the actual assessed income in these cases (may be given in board tax bracket wise, for example Rs. 5-10 Lakh/Rs. 10-15 Lakh and so on....

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Manual Scrutiny Selection based on CPC Recommendations

AST INSTRUCTION NO.141 - (22/03/2016) - The functionality for viewing such cases which are selected by AO under Manual Scrutiny on the basis of suggestions by CPC for A.Y. 2013-14 and for which order under section 143(3) of the Act has still not been passed, has been enabled in the ITD system and can be accessed by entering the following...

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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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Income Tax Manual Scrutiny Criteria for financial year 2017-2018

Instruction No. 05/2017-Income Tax (07/07/2017)

CBDT hereby lays down the following procedure and criteria for compulsory manual selection of returns/cases requiring scrutiny during the financial-year 2017-2018:-...

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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...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Conversion of Limited Income Tax Scrutiny to Complete Scrutiny-Reg.

Instruction No. 5/2016 (14/07/2016)

Board hereby lays down that while proposing to take up 'Complete Scrutiny' in a case which was originally earmarked for 'Limited Scrutiny', the Assessing Officer ('AO') shall be required to form a reasonable view that there is possibility of under assessment of income if the case is not examined under 'Complete Scrutiny'. ...

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Income Tax manual /Compulsory scrutiny criteria F.Y. 2016-2017

Instruction No. 4/2016-Income Tax (13/07/2016)

CBDT lays down the following procedure and criteria for manual selection of returns/cases for compulsory scrutiny during the financial-year 2016-2017:- (i) Cases involving addition on a substantial and recurring question of law or fact in earlier assessment year(s), in excess of Rs. 25 lakhs in metro charges...

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CBDT Strategy to ensure Quality in Assessment Work for 2016-17

Framing of Quality Assessments is an essential part of any risk management strategy. Quality of Assessments is being used as one of the most important indicator to judge the performance of tax department. Therefore, it is imperative that various authorities in the hierarchy of Income-tax Department discharge their respective roles in the ...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Furnish details of limited scrutiny cases converted in complete scrutiny

F.No.225/269/2015-ITA-II (12/05/2016)

Pr. CCsIT/CCIT (Exemptions)/CCIT (Intl. Tax)/Pr. DGsIT/DGIT(Inv.) wise details of number of limited scrutiny cases converted into complete scrutiny, along with the actual assessed income in these cases (may be given in board tax bracket wise, for example Rs. 5-10 Lakh/Rs. 10-15 Lakh and so on....

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Manual Scrutiny Selection based on CPC Recommendations

AST INSTRUCTION NO.141 (22/03/2016)

The functionality for viewing such cases which are selected by AO under Manual Scrutiny on the basis of suggestions by CPC for A.Y. 2013-14 and for which order under section 143(3) of the Act has still not been passed, has been enabled in the ITD system and can be accessed by entering the following path in ITD System:...

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Issue Questionnaire with First Notice in scrutiny cases: CBDT

Instruction No. 19/2015 (29/12/2015)

Instruction No. 19/2015 Instances have come to the notice of the Board that in cases selected under scrutiny, while issuing the first notice, Assessing Officers do not convey the specific compliance requirements like production of accounts, furnishing of documents, information, evidences, submission of other requisite particulars etc...

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Clarification on Scope of scrutiny in cases selected through CASS

Instruction No. 20/2015 (29/12/2015)

The Central Board of Direct Taxes ('CBDT') , vide Instruction No. 7/2014 dated 26 09.2014 had clarified the extent of enquiry in certain category of cases specified therein , which are selected for scrutiny through CASS . Further clarifications have been sought regarding the scope and applicability of the aforesaid Instruction to cases be...

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