The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi on 13th August 2020 while inaugurating National E-Assessment Centre (‘NeAC’) announced that henceforth there will be transparency in the department and honest taxpayers will be honoured. In this regard, inter alia, he made the announcement of Faceless Assessment Scheme with effect from 13 August 2020.
He made the following important announcements: –
a) Faceless Assessment and Taxpayer’s Charter: Faceless Assessment & Taxpayer’s Charter have been enforced w.e.f. 13th August 2020. Assessments will be made without personal interaction between Jurisdictional Assessing Officer and the Assessee. The said reforms are aimed at making the tax system seamless, painless, and faceless.
b) Faceless Appeals before CIT(A)- All appeals before Commissioner of Income (Appeals) [“CIT(A)”] shall be faceless w.e.f 25th September 2020.
For more details, please refer to the attached document:- Note on Faceless Assessment
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