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The faceless appeal was launched by the government on September 25, 2020 to eliminate discretionary powers of the taxman, curb corrupt practices and provide ease of compliance to taxpayers. (AP Photo/Representative use)

Income Tax dept launches dedicated emails for taxpayers’ grievances

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 03:47 AM IST
Meeting the objectives of the taxpayers’ charter, the I-T department has adopted technology-driven faceless schemes to make tax administration transparent and to end overreach by officials.
"Hope @Infosys & @NandanNilekani will not let down our taxpayers in the quality of service being provided. Ease in compliance for the taxpayer should be our priority," Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had tweeted on June 8.(ANI)
"Hope @Infosys & @NandanNilekani will not let down our taxpayers in the quality of service being provided. Ease in compliance for the taxpayer should be our priority," Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had tweeted on June 8.(ANI)

FinMin calls for written representations on glitches with new Income Tax portal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 09:28 PM IST
“Written representations are invited regarding the issues/glitches on the new Income Tax Portal on the email address fmo@nic.in latest by 7 PM on Friday, June 18, 2021," Nirmala Sitharaman's office tweeted.
Earlier, the government had set the deadline as March 31 to link the two documents after extending it multiple times.(File Photo)
Earlier, the government had set the deadline as March 31 to link the two documents after extending it multiple times.(File Photo)

Last day to link PAN and Aadhaar on June 30: How to link the two?

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2021 03:10 PM IST
With the deadline of June 30 approaching and the government yet to announce any further postponement of the date, here are the ways to link PAN card and Aadhaar number.
Income Tax Department to launch new e-filing portal today (Representative Image)
Income Tax Department to launch new e-filing portal today (Representative Image)

Income Tax Department to launch new e-filing portal today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 08:00 AM IST
Once launched, the portal will go live at www.incometax.gov.in. The CBDT said in a press release that the platform will provide a ‘modern, seamless’ experience to taxpayers.
Image for representation.(Reuters)
Image for representation.(Reuters)

IT dept unearths 'cash for medical seat' scam worth 400 cr in Karnataka

By Arun Dev , Bengaluru
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:30 PM IST
  • The search was conducted at 56 different locations across Karnataka and Kerala
A total of 69 existing posts in the tax department were "diverted" by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in November last for the creation of this unit after approval from Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(PTI)
A total of 69 existing posts in the tax department were "diverted" by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in November last for the creation of this unit after approval from Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(PTI)

Govt creates special unit in I-T dept for probe into undisclosed foreign assets

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 04:18 PM IST
Govt creates special unit in I-T dept for probe into undisclosed foreign assets
The search at the office of Instakart, e-commerce giant Flipkart’s logistics arm, concluded late on Thursday, one of the sources said.(REUTERS)
The search at the office of Instakart, e-commerce giant Flipkart’s logistics arm, concluded late on Thursday, one of the sources said.(REUTERS)

Income tax department searches offices of Flipkart unit, Swiggy on alleged tax-evasion charges

Bengaluru | By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:54 PM IST
The searches began on Wednesday at Swiggy and Instakart’s offices in the southern city of Bengaluru, the sources said.
The tax department is also questioning some employees of Swiggy for suspected tax evasion by one of its vendors.(REUTERS)
The tax department is also questioning some employees of Swiggy for suspected tax evasion by one of its vendors.(REUTERS)

Flipkart, Swiggy face tax survey

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru/New Delhi | By Tarush Bhalla and Gireesh Chandra Prasad
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:00 AM IST
The tax department is also questioning some employees of Swiggy for suspected tax evasion by one of its vendors.
Flipkart said it believes it is in full compliance with all applicable tax and legal requirements.(REUTERS)
Flipkart said it believes it is in full compliance with all applicable tax and legal requirements.(REUTERS)

Why Flipkart, Swiggy are under IT scanner. All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:05 PM IST
The Directorate General of GST Intelligence has reported some GST invasion in both their accounts. Both the companies have issued statement saying they have complied with all tax and legal mandates.
Vadra had denied any wrongdoing in the past even as the Congress party had called the action political vendetta.(HT File Photo)
Vadra had denied any wrongdoing in the past even as the Congress party had called the action political vendetta.(HT File Photo)

I-T dept visits Robert Vadra’s premises in connection with benami assets case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:31 PM IST
The department has been probing Robert Vadra, the husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on charges of alleged possession of some undisclosed assets in the UK.
Diljit Dosanjh has shared proof amid reports that an Income Tax probe may be launched against him.
Diljit Dosanjh has shared proof amid reports that an Income Tax probe may be launched against him.

Diljit Dosanjh shares certificate from Income Tax department amid reports of IT probe against him

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 07:05 PM IST
Actor Diljit Dosanjh dismissed reports of an impeding Income Tax probe against him and also shared a certificate given to him by the department for his contribution.
The Finance Secretary explained that higher GST collection is also the result of higher collection efficiency and the trend should continue in the coming months too.(PTI representative image)
The Finance Secretary explained that higher GST collection is also the result of higher collection efficiency and the trend should continue in the coming months too.(PTI representative image)

GST collection for December shows economy is on fast track recovery, says Finance Secretary

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 09:21 PM IST
Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey said a record high GST collection of Rs 1,15,174 crore in December is due to economic recovery along with better compliance following the crackdown on malpractices.
The deadline for individuals to file ITRs for 2018-19 was August 31, 2019 and over 5.61 crore ITRs were filed.(MINT)
The deadline for individuals to file ITRs for 2018-19 was August 31, 2019 and over 5.61 crore ITRs were filed.(MINT)

Over 4.84 crore ITRs for 2019-20 filed till December 31

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 02:01 PM IST
ITR-7 (filed by persons having income derived from property held under trust) filings stood at 1.15 lakh till December 31, 2020.
According to the I-T department, the Jhatpat Processing feature will help individuals file their tax returns seamlessly.(Mint Photo)
According to the I-T department, the Jhatpat Processing feature will help individuals file their tax returns seamlessly.(Mint Photo)

Income tax return: Here’s how ‘Jhatpat Processing’ will help you file your return

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:10 PM IST
The last date for filing income tax for taxpayers, who do not require an audit, is December 31, 2020, and the date for those who need audit is January 31, 2021.
The last date to file income tax return for financial year 2019-200 (assessment year 2020-21) is December 31. (Photo: ncometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
The last date to file income tax return for financial year 2019-200 (assessment year 2020-21) is December 31. (Photo: ncometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)

ITR filing for FY 2019-20: 5 days left, ‘Don’t click on fake links,’ alerts income tax department

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 03:10 PM IST
Alerting taxpayers, the income tax department has said that it does not request detailed personal information through e-mail.
The Commission has directed the chief electoral officer of Madhya Pradesh to lodge criminal action with the Economic Offences Wing.(HT File Photo)
The Commission has directed the chief electoral officer of Madhya Pradesh to lodge criminal action with the Economic Offences Wing.(HT File Photo)

EC seeks action on 4 for unaccounted cash during 2019 Madhya Pradesh assembly elections

PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 12:21 AM IST
The bureaucrats include IPS officers Sushobhan Banerjee, Sanjay and V Madhu Kumar and state police officer Arun Mishra.
Image for representation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Image for representation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

I-T officials raid Chennai business group, find tax evasion worth Rs 700 crore

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 11:44 PM IST
The raids covered 60 premises in Chennai, Trichy, Coimbatore and states including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
The office of chief commissioner of the Income Tax department in Dehradun is seen in this file photo.(Mint Photo)
The office of chief commissioner of the Income Tax department in Dehradun is seen in this file photo.(Mint Photo)

If you have withdrawn from PF fund, you will have to show in ITR

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 03:37 PM IST
Experts have said information about the withdrawal from the PF account will have to be furnished in your income tax return form even if the amount withdrawn is outside the purview of income tax.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.(ANI)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.(ANI)

Former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath link in I-T dept’s probe on Congress

HindustanTimes | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:03 AM IST
The department found that huge tranches of unaccounted cash were delivered at the headquarters of the Congress in Delhi, the people added, asking not to be named.
The Income Tax department has issued refunds worth over Rs 1.36 lakh crore to over 40 lakh taxpayers so far this fiscal.
The Income Tax department has issued refunds worth over Rs 1.36 lakh crore to over 40 lakh taxpayers so far this fiscal.

Income Tax refunds worth Rs 1.36 lakh cr issued to 40.19 lakh taxpayers

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 08:42 PM IST
This includes Personal income tax refunds amounting to Rs 35,750 crore and corporate tax refunds of over Rs 1 lakh crore during this period
A government official requesting anonymity said that the department launched a special drive after the government decided on April 8 to issue all the pending income-tax refunds up to Rs 5 lakh immediately in order to provide relief to the businesses and individuals. (AFP file photo)
A government official requesting anonymity said that the department launched a special drive after the government decided on April 8 to issue all the pending income-tax refunds up to Rs 5 lakh immediately in order to provide relief to the businesses and individuals. (AFP file photo)

Rs 1.27 lakh crore tax refunds issued to 3.9 million taxpayers, says govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 08:51 PM IST
Quick disbursal of large sums is possible as refund payment is now done through a fully automated system of the I-T department.
As per a Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) notification, declaration under the Vivad se Vishwas Scheme shall be required to be furnished latest by December 31, 2020.
As per a Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) notification, declaration under the Vivad se Vishwas Scheme shall be required to be furnished latest by December 31, 2020.

Govt extends deadline to make payment under Vivad Se Vishwas scheme till March 31

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 10:28 PM IST
The Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Act, 2020 was enacted on March 17, 2020 to settle direct tax disputes locked up in various appellate forums.
Rs 2.37 crore and jewellery worth Rs 2.89 crore was seized and 17 bank lockers, which are yet to be operated, were found.(PTI photo (Representational image))
Rs 2.37 crore and jewellery worth Rs 2.89 crore was seized and 17 bank lockers, which are yet to be operated, were found.(PTI photo (Representational image))

I-T dept busts Rs 500-cr racket of fake bills operating from several states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 12:20 PM IST
According to a press release issued by the department on Tuesday, documents showing accommodation entries of more than Rs 500 crore were found and seized.
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and son Raninder Singh have denied any wrongdoing and termed the charges false.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and son Raninder Singh have denied any wrongdoing and termed the charges false.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM’s son Raninder Singh doesn’t appear before ED, seeks adjournment in illegal foreign funds case

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Cites requirement to be present before parliamentary panel on Olympics in his capacity as National Rifle Association of India president; ED issues fresh summons for November 6.
AICC Incharge for Goa Dinesh Gundu Rao being welcomed by GPCC President Girish Chodankar and leader of opposition Digambar Kamat.(ANI)
AICC Incharge for Goa Dinesh Gundu Rao being welcomed by GPCC President Girish Chodankar and leader of opposition Digambar Kamat.(ANI)

IT, ED rarely raided BJP leaders in last six years: Congress

Panaji, Goa | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 08:49 AM IST
Dinesh Gundu Rao, All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary in-charge of Goa, said that this “country is being run by capitalists in collusion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
An international arbitration tribunal on September 25 ruled in favour of Vodafone(Reuters)
An international arbitration tribunal on September 25 ruled in favour of Vodafone(Reuters)

Will take appropriate action, says Finance Ministry on Vodafone tribunal setback

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 08:13 AM IST
The government will obtain legal opinion on the tribunal order and explore the possibility of filing an application before the appropriate court in Singapore, the seat of the arbitration
The technology-driven faceless assessment system also aims to end overreach by officials and the charter defines the rights and responsibilities of taxpayers.(Representational Photo)
The technology-driven faceless assessment system also aims to end overreach by officials and the charter defines the rights and responsibilities of taxpayers.(Representational Photo)

Faceless I-T appeals launched, to help resolve about 85% cases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jaiswal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 05:02 PM IST
The new process will help in quick resolution of about 4.6 lakh appeals pending at various levels in the I-T department
CBDT said the faceless appeal will give great convenience to the taxpayer while ensuring just appeal orders and minimise litigations. It will also ensure greater transparency and accountability.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
CBDT said the faceless appeal will give great convenience to the taxpayer while ensuring just appeal orders and minimise litigations. It will also ensure greater transparency and accountability.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

CBDT launches faceless appeals, dispenses physical interface between taxpayer and govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 03:52 PM IST
CBDT said that now taxpayers can make submissions from the comfort of their homes as there will be no physical communication between them, their counsel and the income tax department.
Tax department organised special camp for government employee to help file their Income Tax Returns (ITRs) in this file picture from 2015.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Tax department organised special camp for government employee to help file their Income Tax Returns (ITRs) in this file picture from 2015.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Tax refunds worth over Rs 1.06 lakh cr issued to 30.92 lakh taxpayers till Sep 15: CBDT

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 03:09 PM IST
This includes personal income tax (PIT) refunds amounting to Rs 31,741 crore issued to 29.17 lakh taxpayers and corporate tax refunds worth Rs 74,729 crore to over 1.74 lakh taxpayers.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar is on day-long fast to protest the suspension of eight Rajya Sabha members.(Sunny Shende/HT File Photo)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar is on day-long fast to protest the suspension of eight Rajya Sabha members.(Sunny Shende/HT File Photo)

‘They love us’: Sharad Pawar, on day-long fast, takes jibe at Centre over tax notice

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 04:23 PM IST
NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that the Income Tax department has sought his “clarification and explanation” on some poll affidavits submitted to the Election Commission.
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