I-T scrutiny process will be faceless now

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has said 'eproceeding' facility is well in place and, hence, all I-T process will faceless now.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has said 'eproceeding' facility is well in place and, hence, all I-T process will faceless now.
 
This, however, will not apply to search-related assessments. 
 
In a letter to field officers, it said "except for search-related assessments, proceedings in other pending scrutiny assessment cases shall be conducted only through the 'e-proceeding' functionality in ITBA/e-filing".
 
In his Budget speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said the government is ready to roll out the e-assessment across the country, which will transform the age-old assessment procedure of the income tax department and the manner in which they interact with taxpayers and other stakeholders.
 
"Accordingly, I propose to amend the Income-tax Act to notify a new scheme for assessment where the assessment will be done in electronic mode which will almost eliminate person to person contact leading to greater efficiency and transparency," he said.
 
The relaxation till March-end can be given to places that have limited bandwidth for e-communications, the letter said.
 
Source: ET, Media reports

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