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How E-assessment makes dealing with the tax department a smooth affair

The taxpayer will have no visibility of the tax officer conducting the assessment of his/her case.

July 20, 2020 / 08:37 PM IST

 Divya Baweja

The government of India, over the last few years, has taken various steps to reduce human interface between the tax administration and taxpayers through the use of information technology.

In October 2015, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) initiated a pilot project on the concept of using emails to correspond with tax payers for carrying out scrutiny assessments to improve taxpayer services, enhance efficiency and usher in a paperless environment for assessment proceedings.

Further to the pilot project, the CBDT, on June 23, 2017, launched an ‘E-Proceeding’ facility, wherein taxpayers are required to submit responses along with attachments and evidences (as applicable) on their respective e-filing portals on Income Tax Website.