Income Tax Department for processing income tax refund given a option to the taxpayers residing in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, to provide new address for delivery of refund cheques,
The recent floods in Jammu & Kashmir which claimed more than 280 lives and destroyed property worth thousands of crores and State had never witnessed such type of disaster before. As per the initial assessment reports on the damages to the private property, a total of 353864 structures have been damaged. “83044 pucca houses have been fully damaged and 96089 partially. Similarly, 21162 kachha houses were fully damaged and 54264 partially damaged besides 99305 huts, cowsheds, were also damaged.
Due to this natural disaster, person who resides there & affected by flood relocate themselves and Income tax department come forward to help them by giving option to provide new address for delivery of income tax refund cheques.
Refer below circular dated 15/10/2014
Necessary steps taken by Income Tax Department for processing refund claims of the taxpayers residing in the state of Jammu & Kashmir in e-mode and link given to provide new address for delivery of refund cheques. – Circular – Dated 15-10-2014
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
15th October, 2014
In view of the large devastation caused by the recent floods in Jammu & Kashmir, the Income tax Department is taking necessary steps to process expeditiously the refund claims of the taxpayers residing in the state of Jammu & Kashmir who have submitted their returns through electronic mode. Instances have come to notice where the refund cheques could not be delivered at the address indicated by the taxpayers in their returns due to dislocation caused by floods.
Non-Corporate taxpayers of Jammu and Kashmir who desire to provide a new address for delivery of their refund cheques, may log in to the e-filing site https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in, and update their address through the path Profile Setting -> My Profile-> Address. Alternatively, the taxpayers can contact the helpdesk at Centralised Processing Centre (CPC), Bangalore at 1800 425 2229 and provide the updated address.