New Delhi: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has deployed two-third of its workforce to cope with the faceless assessment scheme.
“Now, the National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) which is headed by Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax is having a team of 32 Commissioners, 96 Principal Commissioner, 261 Assistant and Deputy Commissioners and 1274 Income Tax Officers,” senior Income Tax officers informed ANI.
Faceless Assessment Scheme was inaugurated as Phase 1 on October 7, 2019, with 58,320 assigned circumstances. On August 13 this 12 months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the platform for clear taxation.
All circumstances aside from these assigned to the Central prices (Serious frauds, Major Tax Evasion, Sensitive and Search issues, Black Money and Benami circumstances) and International Tax prices to be executed via faceless assessment.
According to officers, Regional e-Assessment Centre (ReAC) has additionally been elevated to 34 from 8 earlier.
Last 12 months, NeAC has 8 ReACs at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune and Bengaluru. Now, Mumbai has 5 ReAC, Kolkata has 4 ReAC, Delhi has 3 and Chennai has ReAC. New ReAC centre has been arrange after the Prime Minister launched the faceless assessment, taxpayers constitution on August 13.
New, ReACs have been arrange in Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Ranchi, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bengaluru, Panaji, Indore, Panchkula, Shimla, Nashik, Thane, Jodhpur, Trichi, Bareily and Dehradoon after the approval of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on August 13.
Last 12 months in September when CBDT has appointed Krishna Mohan Prasad, a 1984 batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, as the primary Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (PrCCIT) of NeAC then it has solely 619 officers, together with 4 Chief Commissioners, 25 Principal Commissioners, one Commissioner, 144 Additional Commissioners, 163 Deputy Commissioners and 281 Income Tax Officers.
After three months of setup, NeAC disposed of the primary faceless assessment order on midnight at 12:15 am of twentieth January 2020.
NeAC created historical past by disposing of 1st faceless assessment order of a Bengaluru-based assessee after assessment unit of Delhi ReAC reviewed the draft assessment order and assessment unit of Mumbai ReAC assessed the draft order which was despatched to CPC Bangaluru unit for tax calculation adopted by dispatched order given by NeAC.
This was a breakthrough by the newly setup group of NeAC and ReAC for faceless assessment. More than 7,000 circumstances have been disposed of via faceless assessment by July-end.
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