ITAT to hear cases in Mysuru for One Week


The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, for the first timeto hold hearing outside Bengaluru. For one week, the bench will hear appeals in Mysurufor the benefits of the litigants.

The ITAT member (Judicial) Sunil Kumar Yadav said that the Tribunal would hear the matters in the third week of December. Of the 5,000 cases pending before the ITAT, around 300 are from Mysuru division, which comprises Mysuru, Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru and Kodagu districts.

The circuit bench also aims to clear the pending cases at the earliest and to create awareness about the Income Tax department. Yadav said that all the 300 cases would be disposed of in a month, subject to co-operation of the litigants.

There would be a raise in the number of I-T cases in the wake of demonetization, he added.

“If the circuit bench turns out to be a success, ITAT would set up its permanent bench in Mysuru,” Yadav said.