I-T survey: Grievance redressal system introduced

Our Bureau | | Updated on: May 30, 2011

Income-tax sleuths knocking your doors for a ‘survey' operation will now be required to comply with a new instruction.

Before commencing the survey, the survey team will have to provide to the taxpayer/person being surveyed the details of names, designations and contact numbers of their superiors in the income-tax jurisdiction concerned.

The purpose of this instruction, issued by the CBDT Chairman, Mr Sudhir Chandra, is to ensure that grievances, if any, of the taxpayers are redressed, official sources said. This move is aimed at bringing transparency in survey operations.

Taxpayers having any grievance can contact the Chief Commissioner/Commissioner and Additional Commissioner/Joint Commissioner of Income-Tax concerned.

Proof of implementation

To give effect to this instruction, the CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) has directed survey parties to invariably carry in their survey kit names, designations and contact numbers of their CCIT/CIT/Additional CIT/Joint CIT in a specified format.

As a proof of implementation of the directions, signature of the taxpayer surveyed would be obtained. This pro forma duly signed by the taxpayer would be submitted back to the CIT to be preserved as permanent record.


Published on May 30, 2011
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