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Can the RTI be used to find the status o

Can the RTI be used to find the status of your Income Tax Returns? What about Income Tax Refunds? There are also rectification requests, reassessment or re-computation orders passed by your Assessing Officer. These have to be responded to and further documents submitted where asked or clarification sought. The process of filing tax returns has… Continue reading Can the RTI be used to find the status o

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Income Tax Return Appeals III: Appellate Tribunal

As with any other administration of law the assumption that your income tax return Assessing Officer has reported and decided your case without bias or unfairness is integral to prevent breakdown of the system. According to the tax authorities, the process of appeal is “not an inherent right” but rather a creation of statute under… Continue reading Income Tax Return Appeals III: Appellate Tribunal

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Income Tax Return Appeals II: Commissioner of Appeals

If you have reason to be dissatisfied by any order or decision that your Income Tax Assessing Officer has passed against you then there is a standard process of appeal before the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals). In legal lexicon, she is the first appellate authority, i.e., the first authority to which you can complain.… Continue reading Income Tax Return Appeals II: Commissioner of Appeals

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The single most important document you w

The single most important document you would require for the purposes of filing income tax returns to let authorities know you haven’t relinquished your duties is the humble PAN card. The AADHAAR card comes a close second because of its importance in avoiding tax fraud and identification of income tax defaulters. First time tax payers… Continue reading The single most important document you w

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Income Tax Return Appeals I: Notices

The income tax return filing process is cumbersome if you haven’t organized your daily expenses and savings beforehand. You may end up making mistakes in field entries, miscalculate or worse, appear to withhold income from your tax assessing officer. If all goes well, you are bound to receive intimation under Section 143(1) of the Income… Continue reading Income Tax Return Appeals I: Notices