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Income Tax Dept withdraws 969 Appeals from High Courts, ITAT in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

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The Income Tax Department of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has withdrawn 969 appeals from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh High Courts and Income Tax Appellate Tribunals (ITAT).

The CBDT had issued a Circular raising the threshold of filing cases in ITAT, High Court and Supreme Court.

According to the Circular, To effectively reduce taxpayer grievances/litigation and help the Department focus on litigation involving complex legal issues and high tax effect, the monetary limits for filing of appeals by the Department were last revised on 11th July, 2018 vide CBDT Circular No.3 of 2018. As a step towards further management of litigation by the Government,  the monetary limits for filing Departmental appeals before various appellate fora including ITAT, High Court & Supreme Court have been revised as under:

Appellate Forum Existing Monetary Limit(Rs.) Revised Monetary Limit(Rs.)
Before Income Tax Appellate Tribunal 20,00,000 50,00,000
Before High Court 50,00,000 1,00,00,000
Before Supreme Court 1,00,00,000 2,00,00,000

The cases were dismissed on the basis of a recent circular issued by CBDT on August 8, 2019, raising the threshold for filing cases.

The entire exercise of withdrawal of cases, on the basis of an order issued on August 8 for enhancement of monetary limits for filing of appeals in tribunals (ITAT) and courts (HC and Supreme Court), is stipulated to be completed by October.

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