A blueprint had been prepared by the CBDT earlier this year which had claimed that the number of people who pay pay income tax are opting for a paperless assessment had risen by 78 per cent in last three years.
An official CBDT statement had been issued at the conclusion of a two-day ‘Rajaswa Gyan Sangam’ conference which is a kind of national meeting of top tax officers of the country which was held here this year, the government had wanted the I-T assessing officers to be encouraged in maximising e-assessment in a phased manner and also to ensure that the work is completed online to maintain complete transparency.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had inaugurated the conference, had also asked I-T employees to create an environment that instills confidence among honest taxpayers and uproots corruption.
PTI had also reported in April this year that all the I-T department related proceedings will now be conducted online.
The new regime of e-communication would stay voluntary and taxpayers have the power to take a call if they want to conduct their dealing on the e-system or via the existing procedure of document’s manual submissions after visiting the tax office.
So taxpayers have to register on the web portal so that they can get a confirmation in the form of a text message and also in the form of an email on their registered mobile number and email ID.