Added on : 2019-08-15 08:12:11
The government has moved to clamp down on unaccounted notices and orders issued by income tax officers, often to put pressure on taxpayers.
From October 1, all orders, notices and summons will have to be generated via the Income Tax Business Application Platform with a unique document identification number, a circular issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes said on Wednesday, after PM Narendra Modi’s stern message that honest taxpayers should not be harassed.
Even now, notices and orders have to be generated electronically but the rule is not being adhered to. The directive will cover tax assessments, appeals, enquiry, investigation, orders, summons, exemptions, verification, penalty, prosecution and rectification cases.