Latest Expert Exchange Queries
sitemapHome | Registration | Job Portal for CA's | Expert Exchange | Currency Converter | Post Matrimonial Ads | Post Property Ads
News shortcuts: From the Courts | News Headlines | VAT (Value Added Tax) | Service Tax | Sales Tax | Placements & Empanelment | Various Acts & Rules | Latest Circulars | New Forms | Forex | Auditing | Direct Tax | Customs and Excise | ICAI | Corporate Law | Markets | Students | General | Indirect Tax | Mergers and Acquisitions | Continuing Prof. Edu. | Budget Extravaganza | Transfer Pricing
Popular Search: articles on VAT and GST in India :: ACCOUNTING STANDARDS :: Central Excise rule to resale the machines to a new company :: ACCOUNTING STANDARD :: VAT RATES :: TDS :: empanelment :: cpt :: ICAI offer Get Windows 7,Office 2010 in Rs.799 Taxes :: due date for vat payment :: form 3cd :: TAX RATES - GOODS TAXABLE @ 4% :: ARTICLES ON INPUT TAX CREDIT IN VAT :: list of goods taxed at 4% :: VAT Audit
Direct Tax »
 CBDT unveils norms for computing FMV of trust assets
 CBDT starts issuing second round of Certificates of Appreciation to tax payers
 Income Tax Department Launches SMS Alert Service on TDS Deductions
 Salaried taxpayers to get SMS alerts for TDS deductions
 Salaried tax payers to get SMS alerts on TDS deductions
 Mumbai zone direct tax collection flat in H1 FY17
 CBDT issues final rules for taxing share buy back by companies
 CBDT issues final rules for taxing share-buyback
 The direct tax collections up to September, 2016 are at Rs. 3.27 lakh crore which is 8.95% more than the net collections for the corresponding period last year.
 IDS is tremendous success: CBDT chief Rani Singh Nair
 Submit monthly data of appeals disposed of: CBDT to officers

Taxman Launches Online Tax Calculator to File ITR
June, 30th 2015

Seeking to allay concerns of taxpayers, CBDT has asked them not to get terrorised by threats of their cases being wilfully chosen for "scrutiny" by the taxman as the procedure is fully electronic and devoid of any human intervention.

The taxman is empowered to undertake a scrutiny procedure, under section 143 (3) of the Income-tax Act, against any taxpayer if he/she is suspected to have not filed a correct return of his/her income or it is detected that the income has escaped proper assessment.

Despite only one per cent of cases coming under this procedure every year, an I-T summon in this regard creates uneasiness in the mind of the taxpayers for fear of harassment and a cumbersome procedure of visiting I-T office with piles of documents a number of times.

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairperson Anita Kapur, during her recent interaction with the media, took up this case for a special mention and assured that her department has vowed that no taxpayer would be terrorised by this power vested in the hands of I-T officials.

"There is a lot of mis-information going around that the Assessing Officer will put a case into scrutiny... You have to get this message across for us also that no AO can, at his choice, select a case for scrutiny. There are certain mandatory criteria and if you fall within that you will get selected which is done by our electronic platform called the Computer Assisted Scrutiny System (CASS).

"The selection process is kind of taken away and there is no discretion involved (on the part of the taxman). There are certain risk parameters (fed in the CASS system). You hit a flag, you get selected. You don't hit a flag, you don't get selected," she said, exhorting taxpayers not to unnecessarily fear of this stringent power executed by the taxman.

Ms Kapur, however, said in cases where the AO suspects "blatant" tax evasion, they are fully authorised and empowered to undertake a detailed scrutiny of the case and call for additional documents.

The Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) chairperson said the apex policy making body of the I-T department has instructed its field offices that even when a case lands at their desk for scrutiny, the taxman's queries should be "specific" and not roving or general.

"We have told our officers just limit your scrutiny to that indicator (for which the case was flagged for scrutiny) and don't go beyond that indicator so that even that little bit of detailed requirement which an AO normally would ask...

(is not asked). We have asked our AO that please get limited to the point of scrutiny and that takes care of our normal scrutiny (procedure)," she said.

CBDT had last September suppressed all earlier directives on this subject and issued a fresh set of stern instructions that asked the taxman to not "harass" assesses on the pretext of scrutiny and also not drag such cases "unnecessarily".

The directive then had added that beginning October 15, 2014 an I-T notice for scrutiny will have further details mentioned in it as to why an assesses' case has been called for examination.

The CASS is an intelligent risk-based system where the I-T department has fed some red-flag indicators like multiple cash transactions in quick time, transactions of large unexplained sums and credit or debit of money from an assesses account to an overseas location among others, to select cases for scrutiny.

Ms Kapur said only one per cent of the total cases amounting to 3-4 lakh assesses are selected for the scrutiny procedure every financial year.

Home | About Us | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
Copyright 2016 CAinINDIA All Right Reserved.
Designed and Developed by Binarysoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Quality Assurance Services Testing and Re-testing

Transfer Pricing | International Taxation | Business Consulting | Corporate Compliance and Consulting | Assurance and Risk Advisory | Indirect Taxes | Direct Taxes | Transaction Advisory | Regular Compliance and Reporting | Tax Assessments | International Taxation Advisory | Capital Structuring | Withholding tax advisory | Expatriate Tax Reporting | Litigation | Badges | Club Badges | Seals | Military Insignias | Emblems | Family Crest | Software Development India | Software Development Company | SEO Company | Web Application Development | MLM Software | MLM Solutions