February 11th, 2014
The CBDT has issued Circuar 04/2014 dated 10.02.2014 pointing out that a large number of returns have become non-est as ITR-V was not furnished within the due date. As a result the refund claims have not been processed. In order to mitigate the hardships of taxpayers pertaining to non-receipt of tax refunds, the CBDT has extended u/s 119(2)(a) the date for filing ITR-V for AYs 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 to 31.03.2014. The time-frame under the second proviso to s. 143(1) for issuing the Intimation has been extended to 6 months from the end of the month in which ITR-V is received.