Faceless assessment

The Faceless assessment scheme for tax administration was launched by the Finance Minister in the Union Budget 2019 (July) to ensure transparency in tax administration by avoiding the direct contact between the tax official and the taxpayer.

Under faceless assessment, verification, and assessment of tax statements of taxpayers are done remotely and electronically without having direct contact between the taxpayer and the tax officials.

So, the direct contact between the tax officials and taxpayers are avoided. This reduces scope for any corruption and harassment.

Both direct tax department (CBDT) and the indirect taxes department (CBIC) have launched faceless assessment for their important taxes.

Faceless assessment is thus a tax reforms aimed to ensure transparency in the dealings of the tax officials in their contact with taxpayers.

July 24, 2020
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