Scrutiny Selection Criteria Announced for FY 2013-14
Central Board of Direct Tax (CBDT ) has announced the Categories of Cases or tax returns to be Compulsorily Scrutinized for financial years 2013-14. This means that the assessing officer, in consultation with Chief Commissioner can manually select certain cases which fulfills any of the conditions stipulated below, for scrutiny during FY 2013-14.
Please note that the selection of other cases, other than the manual is done through computer for which CBDT maintains various parameters which are not disclosed.
The following categories of cases / returns shall be compulsorily scrutinized:-
a) Cases where value of international transaction as defined u/s 92B of IT Act exceeds Rs. 15 crores.
b) Cases involving addition in an earlier assessment year on the issue of transfer pricing in excess of Rs. 10 Crores or more which is confirmed in appeal or is pending before an appellate authority.
c) Cases involving addition in an earlier assessment year in excess of Rs. 10 lacs on a substantial and recurring question of law or fact which is confirmed in appeal or is pending before an appellate authority.
d) all assessments pertaining to Survey under section 133A of the IT Act excluding the cases where there are no impounded books of accounts/documents and returned income excluding any disclosure made during the Survey is not less than returned income of preceding assessment year. However, where assessee retracts the disclosure made during the Survey will not be covered by this exclusion.
e) Assessment in search and seizure cases to be made under sections 158B, 158BC, 158BD, 153A & 153C read with 143(3) of the IT Act.
f) All returns filed in response to notice u/s 147/148 of the IT Act.
g) Cases claiming exemption of income u/s 11 or u/s 10(23C) which are hit by proviso(s) to Section 2(15) of IT Act.
h) Entities which received Donations from countries abroad in excess of Rs. One crore during the Financial Year 2011-2012 (relevant for the A.Yr. 2012-2013) under the provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). Such Information is maintained by Ministry of Home Affairs and is available on its Website (http://mha.nic.in/fcra.htm). Respective Cadre-Controlling chief Commissioners / Directors – General of Income-tax may identify the cases pertaining to their respective jurisdiction after downloading from the website and disseminate the information to various field offices.
i) Cases in respect of which information is received from other Government Department(s) or other authorities pointing out tax-evasion. The Assessing Officer shall record reasons in such cases and take approval from jurisdictional CCIT/DGIT before selecting such case for scrutiny.