As on March 31, 2016, over 3 lakh cases were pending before the Commissioner of Income-Tax (Appeals), Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), High Courts and Supreme Court, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar
Gangwar said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
“As on March 31, 2016, an amount of Rs 8,20,741 crore was locked in appeal before the CIT (A)/ITAT/HC/SC,” he said, adding that the total number of cases were 3,29,269.
In 2014-15, he added, tax revenue of Rs 5,71,668 crore was locked in appeals.
As for the current fiscal, 2016-17, the figures were available as on May 31. According to the data provided, over 2.91
lakh cases were pending before CIT (A) alone, amounting to nearly Rs 6.62 lakh crore.