CBDT forms committee for Full I-T e-assessment from next year.

The government is now all ready to roll out a “faceless and nameless” e-assessment procedure all over India for income tax payers from 2018 with CBDT on Tuesday which constitute a high-level committee which was to prepare a quick path to implement this ambitious proposal.
The CBDT had also notified a nine-member committee  which is headed by a principal chief commissioner rank officer and has also set for it a deadline of February 28, 2018 on which it has to submit a report.A senior tax officer who was privy to the development had said, “The deadline of February end to the committee is an indication that the government and the CBDT want to usher in this new regime from the first half of the new year.”

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.

The CBDT had earlier said that now there would be the availability of functionality to conduct e-proceeding for all types of questionnaires, notices and letters which are issued under various sections of the I-T Act. This is indeed a major decision to bring about a huge change.