SECTION 245 OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961 - SET OFF OF REFUNDS AGAINST TAX REMAINING PAYABLE - DIRECTIONS OF HON'BLE DELHI HIGH COURT IN THE WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NOS. 2659 & 5443 OF 2012 - ORDER DATED 14-03-2013*
LETTER [F.NO.DIT(S)-III/CPC/2012-13/ DEMAND MANAGEMENT], DATED 21-3-2013
Please refer to the above mentioned subject.
2. As per Hon'ble Delhi High Court's Order dated 14-3-2013, the Department requires to follow the procedure prescribed u/s 245 before making any adjustment of refund payable by the CFC, Bengaluru. Accordingly, the assessee must be given an opportunity to file response or reply and the reply will be considered and examined by the Assessing Officer before any direction for adjustment is made. The process of issue of prior intimation and service thereof on the assessee will be as per the law. The assessee will be entitled to file their response before the Assessing Officer mentioned in the prior intimation. The Assessing Officer will thereafter examine the reply and communicate his findings to the CPC, Bangaluru, who will then process the refund and adjust the demand, if any payable.
2. The number of high refund cases where demand is outstanding and also intimation u/s 245 has been issued by the CPC, Bengaluru, pertaining to each CCIT(CCA) region is being forwarded as per the enclosed Annexure I. The detailed list is also available on i-Taxnet on the following path:
Resources -l Downloads - l DIT_SYSTEMS - l REFUND_ERETURNS_PROCESSING_CPC_AY2012_13 (File Name) PANS-AY-2012-13_NOTICE-US-245-SENT.zip
3. It is requested to issue directions to the Assessing Officers under respective charges to make compliance of the aforesaid order and communicate its findings on adjustable demand to CPC, Bengaluru, who will then process the refund and adjust the demand. The communication to CPC, Bengaluru, may also be give on its e-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org