Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will inaugurate National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) in New Delhi tomorrow. The setting up of NeAC) of the Income Tax Department is a momentous step towards larger objectives of better taxpayer service, reduction of grievances in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India and promotion of ease of doing business.
An official release said the Income Tax Department is ushering in a paradigm shift in its working by introducing faceless e-assessment to impart greater efficiency, transparency and accountability in the assessment process. There would be no physical interface between taxpayers and tax officers.
Under the new system, taxpayers have received notices on their registered emails as well as on registered accounts on the web portal <www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in>, with real-time by way of SMS on their registered mobile number, specifying the issues for which their cases have been selected for scrutiny. Replies to the notices can be prepared at ease by taxpayers at their own residence or office and sent by email to the National e-Assessment Centre by uploading the same on the designated web portal. This is another initiative by CBDT in the field of ease of compliance for the taxpayers.