Income Tax department has "evolved" into a "service-oriented" department from merely being a tax law implementation entity, a top officer said here on December 5.
"The IT department has evolved from being an administrative and tax laws implementation department to a service-oriented department," said Principal Chief Commissioner, Income Tax, Ashu Jain.
He was speaking at a programme organised here by the department with an objective to reaching out to tax-payers.
At the occasion, Jain asked the tax payers to pay the third installment of Advance Tax by December 15 this year.
He also discussed various services offered by his department for the tax payers.
More than 300 delegates from various industrial bodies in Thane district participated in the programme.
Shri Krishna, Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Thane, said similar programmes were conducted in the past at Thane, Kalyan, Panvel, Palghar besides at various educational institutions.
Nitya Nand Mishra, CCIT, Tnane, said the authorities apprised the participants about various tax payer services such as e-filing, redressal of grievances by CPGRAM, e-nivaran and also about the services being provided through 400 ASK centres.