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 Power to call for information by prescribed income-tax authority.

 133C. (1) The prescribed income-tax authority may, for the purposes of verification of information in its possession relating to any person, issue a notice to such person requiring him, on or before a date to be specified therein, to furnish information or documents verified in the manner specified therein, which may be useful for, or relevant to, any inquiry or proceeding under this Act.

 

(2) Where any information or document has been received in response to a notice issued under sub-section (1), the prescribed income-tax authority may process 2[and utilise such information and document in accordance with the scheme notified under sub-section (3) or the provisions of section 135A]

 

1[(3) The Board may make a scheme for centralised issuance of notice and for processing of information or documents and making available the outcome of the processing to the Assessing Officer.]

 

3[(4) The scheme made under sub-section (3) shall cease to have effect from the date on which the scheme notified under section 135A in respect of this section comes into effect.]

 

Explanation.—In this section, the term "proceeding" shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (b) of the Explanation to section 133A. 

 

 

NOTE :-

1. '(3) The Board may make a scheme for centralised issuance of notice and for processing of information or documents and making available the outcome of the processing to the Assessing Officer'.-Inserted w.e.f 01/04/2017, Finance Act, 2017

 2. Substituted by Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 w.e.f 01.11.2020 Notification No 38/2020 dated 29/09/2020.

The following words-

such information or document and make available the outcome of such processing to the Assessing Officer

Shall be substituted namely-

and utilise such information and document in accordance with the scheme notified under sub-section (3) or the provisions of section 135A

3Inserted by Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 w.e.f 01.11.2020 Notification No 38/2020 dated 29/09/2020.