Income Tax : Non-Filing of ITR-V in returns with refund claims-relaxation of time-limit for filing ITR-V and processing of such returns -regarding.
Circular No. 04/2014
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 10th of February, 2014
Subject: – Non-Filing of ITR-V in returns with refund claims-relaxation of time-limit for filing ITR-V and processing of such returns -regarding.
Several instances of grievances have come to the notice of the Board stating that a large number of returns-of-income for Assessment Year (‘AY’) 2009-2010, which were electronically filed without a digital signature in accordance with procedure laid down under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘Act’), were not processed as such returns became non-est in law in view of Circular No. 3 of 2009 of CBDT dated 21.05.09. Paragraphs 9 and 10 of the said Circular laid down that ITR-V had to be furnished to the Centralised Processing Centre (‘CPC’), Bengaluru by post within 30 days from the date of transmitting the data electronically and in case, ITR-V was furnished after the stipulated period or not furnished, it was deemed that such a return was never furnished. It was claimed by some of the taxpayers that despite sending ITR-V through post to CPC within prescribed time-frame, the same probably could not reach CPC and thus such returns became non-est. Since ITR-V was required to be sent through (ordinary) post at a ‘post box’ address, there were no despatch receipts with the concerned senders in support of their claim of having furnished ITR-V to CPC within prescribed time limit.