Finance Finance ministry directive to I-T appellate officers triggers fears of 'tax terror' Updated : November 21, 2018 04:37 PM IST But finance and tax experts warn that this essentially signals a return of the "tax terror regime" with potentially grave consequences for the assessees. As per the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)'s figures, a provisional amount of Rs 11. 23 lakh crore is stuck in arrears as on April 1, 2018. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.