No need to meet Assessing Officer in personal from now onwards!
Yes, under umbrella of Digital India campaign with an objective to curb corruption,Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to issue the tax notices through email. Inaddition to this, response to such notices shall also be submitted by email ,thus, avoiding personal contact of taxpayers with Assessing officers.
Moreover, Income Tax Department is reducing hassles of taxpayers by implementing e-services in each of the processes. For instance online filing of returns hasbeen made fast and easy by introducing online verification, instead of manual verification of ITR-V by CPC Bangalore.
Now, Income Tax Department has gone one step forward and has started issuing notices on e-mail instead of sending the hard copy at the registered address of taxpayers. With this system in place, there would be no need to go to office of Assessing authority on the given date & time with required documents. Also, this system has a unique facility which provides an option for uploading documents online thus, accelerating speed of processing returns .Thereby, permitting Deptt to cover more cases for detailed assessment which in turn will strengthen tax administrations.
Further, this will also make the entire appeal process simple and fast, removing chances of long pending cases and making judgements faster.
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