Focus on removing of an interface between income tax office and citizens, the Budget 2018 declared e-assessment of tax returns. It was presented on a pilot premise a year ago with the goal of decreasing the interface between the division and the citizens.
The CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) has told the CCS (Centralized Communication Scheme), 2018, for the focused issuance of notices. Under which all notices requiring an assessee to enhance any data or record, might be issued by the CCC (Centralized Communication Centre), under a computerized signature, by sending an email or by setting a copy in the enrolled account on the portal followed by an announcement by SMS.
To enhance data/reports in a response to the notices, the CCC may recommend a machine-intelligible organized format. The office will recommend the strategy, time and procedures for the successful working of the CCC. Citizens won’t be required to develop personally or through an approved representative before the assigned expert at the CCC regarding the procedures.
What remains to be finished?
The Central Board of Direct Taxes is making this plan more powerful and the tax department should determine from time to time, techniques and procedures for the viable working of the CCC. Answers to a portion of the appropriate inquiries might discover their way so as to come. For example: What will be the organization and methodology for an issue of notice? What will be the procedure for receipt of any data or records from the recipient in a response to notice? What will be the mode and arrangement for an issue of affirmation of the reaction enhance by the recipient?
How e-assessment helps?
Assessment procedures are a challenging assignment for an assessee, involving an investment of time and cost as well as a reason for worry outstanding to the probability of provocation on account of the tax officer. Other than saving the valuable time of the assessees, this anytime/anyplace facility will help the assessee to submit a reply to the departmental questions effortlessly and hold essential entries. Also, the elimination of person-to-person contact will prompt more prominent productivity and visibility in the Indian taxation system. Such activities pass on the message that India is all in for enhancing its tax administration and make it easy.
What to do?
In the period of green governance, it is critical that an assessee enhance right email-id and telephone number in the income-tax return, since, any fault in these details could mean non-receipt of notices, prompting interest, punishment and even indictment in specific cases.
If you get a notice, there is no compelling reason to freeze. The notice should never be disregard, since ignorance may cost you a considerable measure of time, cash and peace of a brain. A notice does not really mean you have carried out a crime. Indeed, even a minor mistake in tax return can invite a notice from the tax experts.
You should enhance all the important reports, as coordinated in the notice and also document a correct return and pay the tax due, if any, within the stipulated period. The reason behind a notice is to collect data and details to form an opinion, thus it is most significant that a notice from tax specialists is appropriately answered under all conditions.