Income Tax Dept to expedite disposal of appeal cases and look into rectification claims of taxpayers between May 16-31
New Delhi, May 15 (KNN) The income-tax department will expedite the disposal of appeal cases, and will also look into taxpayers’ concerns of TDS mismatch and demands disputed by taxpayers in response to proceedings under section 245 during the fortnight beginning May 16.
"The Board has decided to dedicate the second fortnight of May, 2019, -- May 16-31 -- to expeditious disposal of appeal effect and rectification claims of the taxpayers," the CBDT said.
In a letter to field formations, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said that during May 16-31, all assessing officers would accord top priority to appeal cases and passing of rectification orders and would earmark the first half of the day to meet applicants/counsels who seek to have a hearing to explain their case.
It further said that special attention should be given to demands on account of TDS mismatch, and demands disputed by taxpayers in response to proceedings under section 245 "as these are creating widespread dissatisfaction among taxpayers".
Under section 245 of the I-T Act, the tax authorities can adjust the refund payable to the taxpayer against the past demand due from them.
CBDT has organized a similar grievance redressal fortnight in May last year.