Vivad se Vishwas scheme 2020 [Antima Balala]


Vivad se Vishwas Scheme was publicized in Budget 2020 to resolve unsettled disputes associated with direct taxes. It is a trial to unharness 9.32 trillion (as of 30 November 2019) blocked in roughly 483000 appeals unfinished at varied appellant forums. The theme got assent from the Hon’ble President on 17 March 2020.

According to the Vivad se Vishwas bill, this theme is appropriate to taxpayers who have filed plead for transfer of wrangle tax, wrangle interest or wrangle penalty cases with the Income-tax appellant court, the Commissioner (Appeals), judicature or Supreme Court as on the thirty-first day of month 2020. It doesn’t matter whether or not the tax demand is such order an unresolved or has been paid.

How the Tax Dispute Settlement theme (Vivad se Vishwas) can Work?

As per the bill associated with the theme, the designated authority can declare the full amount due by the declarant or taxpayer within 15 days, ranging from the date of receiving receipt of the declaration below this Act. This declared tax amount due by the taxpayer is set by the authority on the premise of provisions of this Act (the scheme). The designated authority also will give a certificate to the declarant, which can highlight the detailed amount of Total arrears and total payment once such determination.

The taxpayers ought to conjointly pay the desired amount known by the selected authority within fifteen days, ranging from receiving the receipt of the certificate, that contains details regarding such amount to be paid to the selected authority in a prescribed form.

The (Vivad se Vishwas) theme conjointly highlights the purpose that after the taxpayer’s plan to resolve the dispute with the tax authority below this theme, then the amount due would be thought-about final and such cases won't be opened once more for continuing below the taxation Act.

The selected authority would not be entitled to impose, apply or levy any penalty or interest below the taxation Act relating to tax arrears in respect of this theme.

The significant purpose of the scheme is to –

1) Diminish unresolved litigation.

2) to bring out income for the Govt.

3) Attain relief from unsettled dispute by paying wrangle tax and get renounce from remittance of interest and penalty and also acquire exemption from prosecution.


1) The Appeals, Writ Petition, SLP and Arbitration filed by Tax Payer or Department before 31 Jan 2020 or disputable decree i.e., decree for which time limit for filing plead has not lapsed on 31st Jan 2020.

2) Litigation unsettled before Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) or the litigation where DRP has issued direction on or before 31 Jan 2020 but decree has not yet been passed.

3) Litigation where the individual has filed revision application u/s 264 on or before 31st Jan 2020.

4) Wrangle where has settlement already been made shall also be eligible.

Who Cannot be Eligible for Vivad se Vishwas Scheme?

(Vivad se Vishwas Scheme) will not be appropriate for the taxpayers in tax deficit related disputes as given below:

* The scheme will not be pertinent for an assessment year where the assessment has been made under section 153A or section 153C of the IT Act if it is related to any tax arrears.

*  For associate assessment year wherever the operation has been instituted on or before the date of filing of the statement.

* Any published income from a foreign source outside India or any unpublished assets outside India.

* For an assessment or reassessment that has been made as per the accord in section 90 or section 90A of the Income-tax Act.

* The scheme will not be applicable in cases where the plead before the Commissioner regarding the notice of enrichment has been made under section 251 of the Income Tax Act.

* The scheme will also not be appropriate to any individual against whom an order of incarceration has been passed under the arrangement of the COFEPOSA Act on or before the filing of declaration.

Following are some cases/classes of taxpayers which are kept outside the scope of this scheme:

Cases/Class of Taxpayers

Reasons for keeping out of the theme are:

Search and Seizure cases wherever demand is quite Rs. five crores:                                                                         

 These cases are high tax demand cases, the best quantity of government income obstructed during this class. 

The department might not wish to lose the chance of gaining revenue in such high tune cases

Where the supply of financial gain is situated outside India or unrevealed assets located outside India.                         

Within the majority of those cases provisions of The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) modification Act, 2016 could get attracted. This theme doesn't give immunity from the aforesaid Act. These cases are high demand cases. Department needs to place tons of intelligence and resources in distinguishing such cases.

Prosecution initiated however unfinished for order     

Quantification of a controversial quantity impossible


1. If the case is filed by the assesses-


DISPUTED TAX                                                                                                         


If payment is created on or before thirty first Dec 2020      

Search Case-125%


If payment is created once thirty first Dec 2020 

 Additional 100 percent

If further 100 percent exceeds interest and penalty, excess shall be ignored

additional 5 %

If further 5% exceeds interest and penalty, excess shall be ignored

2. If the case is filed by the tax department- 50% higher than the rates.

3. just in case the issue is determined in favour of assesses by the higher appellant forum- 50% of higher than rates.

4.If because of lack of jurisdiction, ITAT has quashed Assessment Order and the department is in pleading with HC and there's no controversial tax as a result of there's no assessment Order- Enter into the theme and pay 50% of controversial tax that will be rebuilt if the department was to win the plead in HC.


Steps to file a statement beneath schemes:

  • Login to the Income-tax portal.

  • Click on Vivad Se Vishwas tab.

  • Prepare and Submit DTVSV kind.

  • Select the year and thus the filing kind.

  • Fill Form-1 properly.

  • Fill Form-2 as a final submission.

  • File the desired documents properly.

  • File them with DSC or EVC consequently.

  • Make the payment within fifteen days in Form-3 issued by I-T Department.

  • The order for settlement square measure issued by the department.

Current Update in Vivad Se Vishwas theme:

31st August 2021 -

“The last date of settlement below ‘Vivad se Vishwas tax 2020 has increased to thirty September 2021 and with the additional sum the maturity is thirty-first October


It is entirely the choice of the taxpayer to like or not the like the benefits of the theme. He has to be compelled to build a well hip to call. One got to have faith in the principles and their demand before going for the theme. Conduct a price analysis before going for or dropping the theme. it'll profit you if you make a wise decision.

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