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rajesh844

IT Refunds without using the RTI

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rajesh844

My consultant uncle's IT refunds of many years had a huge backlog.The accumulated amount became substantial. All his follow-ups and subsequent follow-ups by his authorized personnel, including his Chartered Accountant did not yield any results. This was when he approached me. On my visit, the ITO showed me umpteen (simple) mistakes & discrepancies in the forms submitted by his(my uncle's) Auditor. After rectifying them the refund cheque was (allegedly) issued. On contacting the Post Office we found no trace of the envelope sent in the incoming register. A letter from the Postmaster became necessary saying they hv not recd any letter from the IT Dept. This is where the tale takes a twist. For searching the "lost" cheque I was asked to give a small incentive to trace it out during the holiday. We refused and put the matter in writing to the Commissioner with a copy to CBDT New Delhi. A new cheque was posted to us and this time it came !!!

Many times there is fault on both sides, and instead of allowing third parties to intervene, it is better to do it directly.

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karira

Moved to "Chit Chat" section - since no direct relevance to RTI.

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