Section 221 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 describes that the commissioner can rectify any mistakes apparent from the record.
Following is the text of Section 221 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:
221. Rectification of mistakes.— (1) The Commissioner, the Commissioner (Appeals) or the Appellate Tribunal may, by an order in writing, amend any order passed by him to rectify any mistake apparent from the record on his or its own motion or any mistake brought to his or its notice by a taxpayer or, in the case of the Commissioner (Appeals) or the Appellate Tribunal, the Commissioner.
(1A) The Commissioner may, by an order in writing, amend any order passed under the repealed Ordinance by the Deputy Commissioner, or an Income Tax Panel, as defined in section 2 of the repealed Ordinance to rectify any mistake apparent from the record on his own motion or any mistake brought to his notice by a taxpayer and the provisions of sub-section (2), sub-section (3) and sub-section (4) shall apply in like manner as these apply to an order under sub-section (1).
(2) No order under sub-section (1) which has the effect of increasing an assessment, reducing a refund or otherwise applying adversely to the taxpayer shall be made unless the taxpayer has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard.
(3) Where a mistake apparent on the record is brought to the notice of the Commissioner or Commissioner (Appeals), as the case may be, and no order has been made under sub-section (1) before the expiration of the financial year next following the date on which the mistake was brought to their notice, the mistake shall be treated as rectified and all the provisions of this Ordinance shall have effect accordingly.
(4) No order under sub-section (1) may be made after five years from the date of the order sought to be rectified.
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