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Online I-T grievance redressal facility launched at 60 offices

After launching the ambitious e-nivaran facility for online redressal of taxpayers’ grievances, the Income Tax Department has now opened these windows at its 60 special offices across the country.

The facility will soon be launched at 100 more such special tax offices, called Aaykar Sampark Kendras (ASKs), as there has been a slight delay in its operalisation at a few centres due to certain infrastructure issues.

A taxpayer can register his or her I-T related grievance on the e-nivaran link of the department’s e-filing portal or can himself go to an ASK and register such a complaint. They will have to fill a simple one-page form and they will subsequently be provided with a unique number to follow the progress of the case.

The e-nivaran (electronic solution) system was launched by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the policy making body of the Income Tax department, last year.

Taxpayers can register all complaints related to delay in refunds, filing of e-returns, tax deducted at source (TDS), PAN issues, those pertaining to their assessing officer (AO) or any other issue at this facility.

When e-nivaran was envisaged last year, the official said, it was planned that apart from the online mode the facility will be available to people at the ASKs considering the fact that a number of them do not use the internet medium to conduct their business with the I-T department.

The roll out started sometime back and till now about 60 ASKs have started the facility. 104 more such ASKs will soon have the facility.

The department is also planning to roll out a faster method to obtain a Permanent Account Number, powered by the Aadhaar database, even as a mobile application is being prepared for filing of I-T returns and other services.

The complaints received at the ASKs  will be fed into the system by the operators and the progress on the issue will be monitored online by the department.

The CBDT had early last year launched the unique e-nivaran module which aims to “fast-track taxpayers’ grievance redressal, ensure early resolution by integrating all the online and physical grievances received by the department and keeping track of it until it reaches its logical conclusion”.

It started work on this front after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had flagged the issue of un-resolved taxpayer grievances during his review of the department and had asked the authorities to ensure that steps were urgently taken in this regard so that honest tax paying people did not suffer.

The department took the initiative and recently was awarded a central government award for disposing a record 96 percent grievances or over 20,000 complaints last year.

The Income Tax Department is one of the 20 government organisations’ against whom maximum grievances are received on the Centre’s online public grievances resolution portal, called the Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS).

As part of these measures, CBDT has also made some changes in the I-T Department’s establishment last year and nominated officials to specifically look into the issues of grievances even as the post of Member (Revenue) in the Board has been re-designated as Member (Revenue and Taxpayer Services) followed by changes in the name and designation of field officers.

Source: Zeenews


Budget 2017: Paying rent over Rs 50,000 a month? Get ready to deduct 5% TDS

Individuals and HUFs paying rent of Rs 50,000 or more per month will now have to deduct 5% tax at source i.e TDS at the rate of 5%, as per Budget 2017 proposals. This move is aimed at ensuring that recipients of large rental incomes come into the tax net as they would be forced to report the full rental income in their tax returns in order to claim benefit of the TDS amount. This change is proposed to be made effective from 1.6.2017.

The existing provisions of section 194-I of the Act provide for TDS at the time of credit or payment of rent to the payee beyond a threshold limit. Currently, this provision is applicable to Individuals or Hindu undivided family (HUF) which is liable for tax audit under section 44AB.

However, Individuals and HUF other than those liable for tax audit were not liable to deduct tax at source under this section i.e. section 194-I of the Act. In order to widen the scope of tax deduction at source, it is proposed to insert a new section 194-I B in the Act to provide that Individuals or an HUF (other than those covered under 44AB of the Act), paying to a resident, rent of over Rs 50,000 per month, shall deduct tax at source of 5%.

However, to make this rule tax -payer friendly and easy to comply with, it is proposed that the payer need not obtain a TAN and is required to deduct the tax only once in a financial year.

It is proposed that tax shall be deducted at the time of credit of rent, for the last month of the financial year or the last month of tenancy if the property is vacated during the year to the account of the payee.

Source: The Economic Times


FAQ on TDS Refund

(Q1.) Can I apply for TDS refund offline?

No, deductor cannot apply for refund offline.

(Q2.) Form which FY can deductor claim for Refund?

Deductor can apply for TDS refund from FY 2007-8 onwards for Form type 24Q, 26Q, 27EQ, 27Q.

(Q3.) Is DSC mandatory for Refund?


(Q4.) Deductor is unable to submit the request for Refund at Step-4?

Dongle has to be inserted while raising the request for refund, in case deductor is unable to submit request at step -4.

(Q5.) Can deductor claim for Refund for amount less than Rs 100/-?

Refund can be claimed for amount greater the equal to Rs 100/-.

(Q6.) Can deductor claim for Refund even if there is outstanding demand on his TAN?

Yes, deductor can still claim for refund.

(Q7.) Can government deductor claim for refund as they have no PAN?

Pan of the Deductor should be available and should be same as TAN master, so government deductor will not be able to give the request.

(Q8.) If deductor has shown money in interest and fee column by mistake, can he claim the refund?

If Deductor has shown money in interest and fee column by mistake, he cannot claim the refund unless correction is filed and amount is removed from this column.

(Q9.) Can deductor cancel the Refund request once submitted?

Refund request can be cancelled only before AO approval, if AO has approved the request it cannot be cancelled.

(Q10.) What if deductor has mentioned incorrect Bank details while submitting the Refund request?

Deductor should provide correct bank account details as these details will be verified by the AO and one time correction in bank details and communication details is allowed.

Q11.) How do I get my refund amount?

If refund amount is more than Rs 50,000/- then only cheque is issued below Rs 50,000/- amount will be transferred in the bank account.

(Q12.) Can deductor give Refund Request for amount more than Rs 100,000/-?

Yes, If refund amount is more than Rs 100,000/- the AO as well as additional AO’s approval is required.

(Q13.) What all can be the reasons for Rejection of Refund Request?

Some of the common rejection Reasons are:

  • Status will be rejected if outstanding demand comes after AO approval.
  • Request is rejected by AO TDS in case outstanding demand for TANs associated with the PAN of the deductor
  • Request will be rejected by AO in case invalid Bank Details.
  • Request will be rejected in case change in available balance due to change in associated challan.
  • Request will be rejected in case reduction in available balance due to change in associated challan.
  • Request will be rejected in case open challan correction due to change in associated challan.
  • Request will be rejected in case force challan matching by AO due to change in associated challan.
  • Request will be rejected in case Demand Outstanding due to change in associated challan.


  • PENDING WITH AO: Once the request is submitted and validated request will be displayed with status
  • PENDING WITH TDS: Status will be pending with TDS CPC if request is approved by AO
  • PENDING WITH REFUND BANKING: Status will be pending with Refund Banker if request is with Bank.

Source: TRACES

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