Transparent Taxation Platform: Faceless, Fair & Fearless
K R Sekar, Senior Vice President-BCIC and Partner at Deloitte Haskins and Sells LLP on the transparent taxation platform to benefit honest taxpayers.
The Prime Minister’s vision of “Honouring the Honest Taxpayers” is a welcome move and very appropriate at this moment. The Government’s announcement of faceless assessment, faceless appeals, and use of technology to issue Document Identification Number (DIN) to taxpayers is most welcome and it will address the most fundamental issue which the taxpayers have been raising on bias and harassment.
The faceless scheme of assessments and appeals will help to create confidence and enhance the taxpayers’ trust. Further, the taxpayers charter providing commitment by the Income-Tax Department on multiple issues including protecting taxpayer’s information, providing a fair and just system, and ensuring the accountability of revenue officials is very encouraging.
I am sure the fair and transparent tax administration as announced by FM under the vision of PM will enhance the credibility and improve the functioning of the department. This move will ensure better compliance better administration and more important and just and fair system.