SPECIAL IT RETURN RECEIPT COUNTERS FOR SALARIED TAX PAYERS WITH INCOME UPTO RS. 5 LAKH
July, 24th 2013
PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
SPECIAL IT RETURN RECEIPT COUNTERS FOR SALARIED TAX PAYERS WITH INCOME
UPTO RS. 5 LAKH
New Delhi: July 22, 2013
Ashadha 31, 1935
The CBDT has, vide notification dated 1-05-2013, made E-filing of Return compulsory for
Assessment Year 2013-14 for persons having total assessable income exceeding Five lakh rupees.
The CBDT vide its earlier notifications had exempted salaried employees having total income
upto Rs. 5 lakhs including income from other sources upto Rs. 10,000/- from the requirement of filing
return of income for assessment year 2011-12 and 2012-13 respectively. The exemption was available
only for the assessment year 2011-12 and 2012-13. The exemption was giving considering `paper filing
of returns' and their `processing through manual entry' on system.
However, this year the facility for online filing of returns has been made user-friendly with the
advantage of pre-filled return forms. These E-filed forms also get electronically processed at the central
processing centre in a speedy manner. Hence, the exemption provided during the last two years is not
being extended for assessment year 2013-14. Taxpayers are encouraged to file their returns
electronically. E-filing is an easy, fast and secure method of filing of income tax return. Moreover,
Digital signature is not mandatory for these taxpayers and they can transmit the data in the return
electronically by downloading ITRs, or by online filing and thereafter submit the verification of the
return in From ITR-V acknowledgement after signature to Central Processing Centre. The processing
for E-filed returns is faster.
From 25th July to 31st July 2013 (Except 27th and 28th July being holidays), Special Return
Receipt Counters (FOR SALARIED TAX PAYERS) will operate at Pratayakshar Bhawan, Civic
Centre, Minto Road, New Delhi this year. (Instead of Pragati Maidan and Mayur Bhavan as were done
in the past).
The special counters have been set up jurisdiction wise as follows:
For CIT-XIV Charge (Govt. Salary) at `B' Block, Ground Floor in Civil Centre,
For CIV-XV Charge (PSUs/Schools/Colleges/Bank Salary) at `C' Block, Ground Floor in Civic
For CIT-XVI Charge (Private Salary) at `C' Block, Ground Floor in Civil Centre,
In addition special counters separately will function at `B' and `C' Block in Civic Centre for
Senior Citizens and Differently abled persons.
As Returns of Income above Rs. 5 lakhs have to be e-filed online mandatorily, the same will not
be received at any of these special counters. Only paper return of income upto 5 lakhs can be filed at
these counters. Other facilities like Helpdesk, Tax Return Preparers (TRPs), UTI/NSDL counters, Bank,
tax payment facility, PAN facilitation counter etc. Will be also available at Civic Centre, New Delhi
during the same period.