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Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme 2016 comes into force

Jun 1, 2016 14:00 IST

The Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme 2016 came into effect on 1 June 2016. The scheme was incorporated as Chapter X of the Finance Act, 2016.

The declarations under this Scheme may be made on or before the 31 December 2016 in respect of tax arrears & specified tax.

Procedure to file Declaration
• Declarant to file declaration to the designated authority not below the rank of Commissioner in Form-1 to the designated authority and verified in the manner specified therein.
• The designated authority shall within 60 days from the date of receipt of declaration, determine the amount payable by the declarant.
• The declarant shall pay the sum within 30 days of passing such order and furnish a proof of the sum.
• Any amount paid in pursuance of declaration shall not be refundable.

Scheme will not apply in following cases:-
• Cases where prosecution has been initiated before 29.02.2016.
• Search or survey cases where the declaration is in respect of tax arrears
• Cases relating to undisclosed foreign income and assets
• Cases based on information received under DTAA u/s 90 or 90A where the declaration is in respect of tax arrears
• Person notified under Special Courts Act, 1992
• Cases covered under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, Indian Penal Code, Prevention of Corruption Act or Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act, 1974

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