Income Tax dept ready to implement faceless income tax appeals from September 25: Finance secretary

tax payer aggrieved by various actions of Assessing Officer can appeal before Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals). Further appeal can be preferred before the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal. On substantial question of law, further appeal can be filed before the High Court and even to the Supreme Court.
Finance secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said preparations are being made to implement faceless income tax appeals from September 25.

India’s taxation system will have to be aligned with the challenges of global mobility of people, the finance secretary said in response to a question on the need for simplification of taxes for non-resident Indians.
The finance secretary said the tax department is relying heavily on data from sources including banks, stock markets, mutual funds, property registrations, remittances and foreign exchange transactions to identify mismatches in tax declarations and single out evaders.

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