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INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES FACELESS INCOME TAX APPEALS

INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES FACELESS INCOME TAX APPEALS

Context

The Income Tax Department today launched Faceless Income tax Appeals.

Details

  • As per Central Board of Direct Taxes, all income tax appeals will be finalised in a faceless manner with some  exception of appeals such as  serious frauds, major tax evasion, sensitive and search matters, International tax and Black Money Act.
  • Recently, the Prime Minister launched a Faceless Assessment and Taxpayers’ Charter.
  • According to the Central Board of Direct Taxes, there will be no physical interface between the taxpayers or their counsel and the Income Tax Department.
  • The taxpayers can make submissions from the comfort of their home and save their time and resources.
  • The Faceless Appeal system will include allocation of cases through Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence under the dynamic jurisdiction with central issuance of notices which would be having Document Identification Number.
  • This facility will be instrumental in imparting greater efficiency, transparency and accountability in the functioning of the Income Tax Department.

About Central Board of Direct Taxes

  • It is a statutory authority functioning under the Central Board of Revenue Act, 1963.
  • It also functions as a Division of the Ministry dealing with matters relating to levy and collection of direct taxes.

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