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Every aspect of taxation gets covered under Tax Tutorials to acquaint you with the workings of taxes. This leads to a step-by-step understanding and lends you the necessary expertise.

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We simplify taxes for masses

Government’s language of taxes is too complex for a simple person to understand. We translate that language into domestic terms with an impartial and independent viewpoint to give the complete picture.

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Tax in Media

CBEC directs officers to appeal orders where levy is questioned

In wake of the recent petitions being filed in high courts challenging various aspects of the Goods ...

GST Rollout from July 1 as Centre, States Reach Deal

States to assess 90% taxpayers with turnover under Rs 1.5 cr, rest with Centre; States & Centre to s...

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A Journey Begins

Sudhir Chandra

Former Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)

During my 37-year-old career with Income Tax department, I moved from place to place, post to post. For me, every posting was a challenge, and at the same time an opportunity to deliver.

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Re-Look on the working of the Centralized Procession Center (CPC)

In the case of Vaghijibhai S. Bishnoi vs. Income Tax Officer & 1 (Special Civil Application No. 6726 of 2013 dated 09-07-2013), the Hon’ble Gujarat High Court has examined the issue of processing of return filed electronically and subsequent issue of refund. On examination of the records, it was found that though Form 26AS available on the...

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Number Corner

The number of affluent people in India declaring their taxable income of Rs 1 crore or above. The FM in his recent budget has imposed a 10% surcharge on these super-rich.

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Do you have any tax query? Or any doubt in mind? Just drop a line. The CTAR is here to assist you. Also, do write to us if you have a story to tell about your visit to a tax office or an interaction with a taxman.

Sudhir Chandra

Former Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)

S K Goel

Former Chairman, CBEC

Vishwavir Saran Das

Former Executive Director, RBI

R K Sharma

Former DG (Investigations), I-T

B N Dutta

Former Director General, I-T

Anjani Kumar

Former Chief Commissioner, I-T

N Bhaskara Rao

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D. R. Kaarthikeyan

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P J Thomas

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Dr O. P. Yadava

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Citizen’s Corner

Do you have any tax query? Or any doubt in mind? Just drop a line. The CTAR is here to assist you. Also, do write to us if you have a story to tell about your visit to a tax office or an interaction with a taxman.

I have received a refund order from my bank. No details of computation of refund and interests are given along with the Refund Order. What to do sir?

The CPC sends the intimation and advice to refund banker simultaneously and details of calculation of refund is available in the intimation. You can request for re-issue of the intimation by logging o ...

On interest income, my bank deducted tax at source. But my PAN was wrongly quoted. The bank is not cooperating. Please advise, how can I claim TDS credit?

You may approach your jurisdictional Assessing Officer with the original TDS certificates and request for rectification. He is empowered to allow credit on the basis of original TDS certificates durin ...

Can I deposit my refund voucher in a city other than that given in my PAN?

Yes, you can ...

I have closed my bank account mentioned in my Tax Return. I have realized I won’t now get my refund. Please advise.

You may write either to your Jurisdictional Assessing Officer or Refund Banker for amendment in refund voucher. You need to submit the required evidences. ...

My wife has deposited her tax, but in the Challan her PAN was mentioned wrongly. She is not getting her refund. Please advise.

She will have to make an application to her Jurisdictional Officer for correction of PAN in the Challan. ...

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I am not getting my refund

I am a self-employed professional and also give camera and other equipments on hire. I claimed a refund of Rs 23,000 of TDS for the assessment year 2010-11. I went to the Income tax office and met the

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During my 37-year-old career with Income Tax department, I moved from place to place, post to post. For me, every posting was a challenge, and at the same time an opportunity to deliver.

After my retirement as Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes, I was invited by various institutions and NGOs to deliver talks on tax matters. While advising taxpayers across sectors, I noticed, our vast salaried class including armed and paramilitary forces, pensioners or senior citizens, NRIs, professionals and small business establishments need the right guidance. Most taxpayers do comply with their tax obligations fully. Yet, they are not somehow relaxed and are burdened with anxieties. A large number of taxpayers are not even aware that getting tax refund on time is a basic right.

In one such meeting, a middle-aged man quizzed me why could not I give tax advice 24X7. For a moment, I had no answer. He then added that I should give tax solutions online so that he does not need to come from a remote place to attend my lecture. I thanked him for his suggestion.

For a while I was restless. Already I had got myself enrolled as a Member of the Bar Council of Delhi and as an Advocate of Delhi High Court Bar Association, thanks to my law degree from the University of Allahabad. Yet, I was not sure how I could help the vast majority of taxpayers who somehow maintain a safe distance from the taxmen. I then tossed the idea of creating a tax think-tank with some of my former colleagues and highly spirited individuals. All of us immediately agreed on one count: millions of Indian taxpayers expect to access tailor-made tax research materials and seek guidance from those who have been parts of the tax machinery for decades.

That is how CTAR was born. So, be a part of our passionate journey to explain tax laws and rules in simpler words. Just drop us a few lines on any query related to direct and indirect tax or FEMA. We are at your assistance. We also look forward to hearing your experiences while dealing with the system.