The income tax department has urged all the taxpayers to pay third installment of advance tax by December 15.
In a series of outreach programmes, the office of the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Thane conducted 13th Outreach and Tax Payers Education Programme on December 3 at R-nest Hall, Thane, which was widely appreciated by about 300 delegates from Thane Manufacturing Association, Thane Practitioners Association, Thane Druggist and Chemist Association, Thane Jewellers Association, Maharashtra Chambers Housing Industry Association, Chamber of Small Scale Industry Association, Thane Small Scale Industries Association, Hotelier Association, Architect Association, Chamber of Tiles Association and general tax payers. Similar Outreach Programmes were conducted earlier at the Thane, Kalyan, Panvel, Palghar and also at various Educational institutions.
During this programme, two power point presentations were made including ‘Tax Payer Services’ which explained how the department is providing various tax payer services such as e-filing, redressal of grievances by CPGRAM, e-nivaran and also the services being provided to the tax payers through 400 ASK centers. The Department has also set up PAN Kiosks at many places where the assessees can get their details of PAN, AO and refund status. Another power point presentation was made on ‘Widening of tax base’ which explained that it is in the interest of tax payers to file their income tax returns correctly as the department has entire financial transaction details in its system and tracks the expenditure incurred through data analytics.
The government has formed a task force led by Akhilesh Ranjan, the head of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, to review the Income Tax Act of 1961.
The goal of the taskforce, according to Ranjan, is to make India’s income tax law “more comprehensible” by removing extraneous provisions and ambiguities and simplifying the language.
The Income Tax Department has received 60.8 million direct tax returns in the year so far, which is 50% more than what was received at the same time last year.
Speaking on this occasion, the Principal CCIT, Pune, Ashu Jain, appealed to all the participants to pay the third installment of Advance tax by December 15 and help the department in contributing in the National Exchequer.
He discussed various tax payers services offered by the Department to the tax payers and explained the changing role of Income Tax Department and the essential role of the tax payer in nation building in the current scenario.
The CCIT, Thane, Nityanand Mishra, thanked all the participants for contributing in the growth of the budget collection and in increasing the base of the tax payers in the Thane Charge.
The Department, Mishra said, has evolved from an Administrative and Tax Laws implementation Department to a Service Oriented Department. He appealed to all the tax payers to correctly estimate and pay Advance Tax for 3rd Quarter by December 15. He also informed the participants that he would be always available for all the assessees in his region, in case they have any unresolved grievances.
VB Ekka, Principal CIT-3, Thane who co-ordinated the Outreach Programme, thanked all the participants for attending the Programme and appealed to pay their due Advance Tax by December 15. Shri Krishna, PCIT Thane-I&II, was also present on the occasion.