I-T dept asks to check tax office jurisdiction before filing returns
Check details about your new tax assessment range if you are going to file Income Tax returns, apply for refunds or conduct any I-T related business in future.
A huge cadre restructuring in the I-T department, with the creation of over 20,700 posts recently, has brought about a number of changes in the existing jurisdictions of assessing officers (AOs) of the department across the country. "A huge cadre restructuring has been effected in the Income Tax department across the country recently. With new posts and charges in place, a number of taxpayers will find that their AOs and assessment jurisdictions have changed. But there is nothing to panic," a senior officer in the department said. Taxpayers, the officer added, should check their new jurisdictions by undertaking a simple search on the designated I-T online portal which shows an individuals' or taxpayers' AO by punching PAN card details.
One can log on to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click the link 'know your jurisdictional AO' to check under what assessment range their I-T cases would be assessed in the future. The department's systems wing has already punched and put in place unique details of every Permanent Account Number (PAN).
"Not everyone's AO would have changed under the new exercise but it is recommended that the taxpayers undertake this simple step of checking their AO by using their PAN card details. In case of online filing of I-T returns, the system will automatically find the AO of the filer," the officer said.