Detailed instructions have been issued by the CBDT to all the assessing officers laying down a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for verification and correction of demand by the AOs. As per this SOP, the taxpayers can get their outstanding tax demand reduced/deleted by applying for rectification along with the requisite documentary evidence of tax/demand already paid.
SECTION 139D OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961 - FILING OF RETURN IN ELECTRONIC FORM - EXTENSION OF FACILITY TO TAXPAYERS TO VERIFY IF DEMAND IN THEIR CASE IS DUE TO TAX CREDIT MISMATCH ON ACCOUNT OF INCORRECT FURNISHING OF SPECIFIED PARTICULARS AND SUBMIT RECTIFICATION REQUESTS WITH CORRECT PARTICULARS OF TDS/TAX CLAIMS FOR CORRECTION OF THESE DEMANDS
PRESS NOTE NO.402/92/2006-MC, DATED 17-4-2014
Detailed instructions have been issued by the CBDT to all the assessing officers laying down a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for verification and correction of demand by the AOs.
Income tax - Whether interest obligation arises for the Revenue in every case where excess tax paid by assessee has been retained by the State for its own enjoyment - YES: Supreme Court
THE issues before the Apex Court are - Whether the statutory obligation to refund carries with it the right to interest also; Whether when the assessee deposits tax as per an order passed u/s 195(2), the Revenue is under obligation to pay interest on refund processed as per the appellate order and Whether interest obligation arises for the Revenue in every case where excess tax paid has been retained by the State for its own enjoyment. And the verdict goes against the Revenue.
Department is required to give credit for TDS once valid TDS certificate had been produced or even where deductor has not issued TDS certificates, on the basis of evidence produced by the assessee regarding deduction of tax at source and on the basis of indemnity bond.
The CBDT has issued Instruction No. 02/2014 dated 26.02.2014 in which it has referred to the judgements of the Supreme Court in Transmission Corp of A. P. 299 ITR 587 and GE India Technology Pvt. Ltd 327 ITR 456 on the issue of deduction of tax at source u/s 195 while making payments to non-residents.
What are C3 & C9 Corrections?
1. The CBDT has issued Instruction No. 5/2013 F.No.275/03/2013-IT(B), dated 8.07.2013 stating that when an assessee approaches the AO with requisite details and particulars in the form of TDS certificate as evidence against any mismatched amount, the AO will grant credit of TDS to the assessee after ascertaining whether the deductor has made payment of the TDS to the Government.
2. The CBDT has issued Instruction No.6/2013 dt.10.07.2013 regarding set off of refunds against tax remaining payable-past adjustment of refunds against arrears where procedure under section 245 was not followed.
3. The CBDT has issued INSTRUCTION NO. 07/2013 Dated 15-07-2013 regarding Payment of interest u/s 244A of Income Tax Act 1961 when assessee is not at fault.
CBDT has issued Instruction No. 7/2013 dated 15.07.2013 stating that when the delay in processing the refund is not attributable to the assessee but is due to the fault of the Revenue, interest should be paid under section 244A of the Income-tax Act. The High Court had held that false or wrong uploading of past arrears and failure to follow the mandate before adjustment is made under Section 245 of the Act, cannot be attributed and treated as fault of the assessee. These instructions are issued after Delhi High Court orders.
The Hon. Delhi High Court on its Own Motion has considered the issue and passed directions to Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to address the issue which will mitigate the hardship being caused to the assessees and their legal representatives for no faults of theirs. The citation of the judgment reported is 352 ITR 273 (Del) in the case of Court on its Own Motion v. Commissioner of Income Tax.The full judgment is attached for your ready reference.
In the last few months, several taxpayers have received similarly worded notices from the I-T Department. As per the I-T Department, in these cases, the current refund claims were adjusted against tax that these assessees owe the department.
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