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I-T dept sets ₹769-cr target in Bangalore

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on July 25, 2014

Special counters for filing returns from July 29 to 31





The Commissioner of Income Tax, Bangalore-V, in charge of I-T returns of salaried assesses and pensioners of Bangalore city has been given a target of ₹769 crore over and above TDS collections.

The department in the previous financial year (2013-14) had collected ₹613 crore as against the set target of ₹463 crore.

Overall collection

As for the overall tax collections in Karnataka & Goa circle, the I-T department achieved ₹59,683 crore during FY 2013-14. For this FY 2014-15, a target of ₹72,281 crore has been set. All-India tax collection for FY 2013-14 stood at ₹6,38,495 crore and the target for this FY is 7,58,421 crore.

“The circle is the third largest after Mumbai and Delhi. The circle has overtaken Kolkata and Chennai in the last two years,” said M Thirumala Kumar, Commissioner of I-T Bangalore-V.

With a base of nearly 5 lakh people, most of them public servants, private salaried, pension and educational institutions, Bangalore has become the biggest tax collection city in Karnataka & Goa circle. The city is followed by Goa and Mangalore.

Special counters

In order to give quality service and facilitate ease in tax filling, Commissioner of Income-tax (I-T) Bangalore-V has decided to hold a three-day mela from July 29 to 31.

The this year too is we are erecting 80 Special Counters at Gayathri Vihar, Palace Grounds, Bangalore from July 29 – 31 to facilitate filing of income-tax returns of salaried assesses and pensioners.

To smoothen the process, ATM, bank, photo copying facilities, PAN, Account, phone and email verification have been provided.

“The department has partnered with Canara Bank, Sagar Hospitals and have hired tax return preparers and e-filing intermediaries to give fast and quick service,” said Praveen Karanth, Joint Commissioner, I-T.

“In the last year’s mela, we received 38,000 paper filing and about 9,000 e-filings done in one place. This year we are expecting about one lakh filings. On an average about 35,000 filings,” he added.

The department has also made arrangements for to receive the bulk returns as well.

K Haritha, Joint Commissioner, I-T, said, “Fourteen special counters are being set up to take the paper returns, three for taking bulk returns and 30 counters to enable e-filing of returns.”

“We have also arranged 100 departmental officers and staff to guide the tax payers. CPC has been roped in with a responsibility of processing the e-filed returns with a counter to take the acknowledgements of e-filed returns,” she added.

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Published on July 25, 2014
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