ITD dedicated fortnight  to clear pendency of Appeal Effect, Rectification and public grievance

Income Tax Department to dedicate a fortnight  for  clearing  pendency  of Appeal  Effect and Rectification and for redressing public grievance

CBDT has decided to dedicate the second fortnight of May, 2019 i.e. 16th to 31st May, 2019 to expeditious disposal of appeal effect and rectification claims of the taxpayers.

During this period, all assessing officers shall accord top priority to the work of giving appeal effect and passing of rectification orders, and shall earmark the first half of the day to meet applicants/ counsels who seek to have a hearing to explain their case.

In the area of rectification, special attention may be given to demands on account of TDS mismatch and demands disputed by the taxpayer in proceedings u/s 245 as delay in such cases is creating widespread dissatisfaction amongst taxpayer.

As per a office memorandum issued to all Pr. Chief Commissioners & Directors General of Income Tax, the CBDT has directed that all supervisory officers shall monitor effective utilization of the fortnight for the specified purposes .

In view to give wide publicity of the observance of the fortnight,  it has also been directed to publicize it the local media and banners/ posters also to be placed in office premises to make the taxpayers aware of the drive undertaken by the Department.

The Pr. CCIT/CCIT/Pr . CIT have also been advised to write to the local chapter of ICAI and the Bar Association informing them of the organization of the fortnight and encouraging them to use this opportunity to get as many pending matters disposed of as possible.

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