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Faceless Assessment scheme

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    2nd Dec, 2020

What is Faceless Assessment?

  • Faceless Assessment is being rolled out to remove the human interface between the taxpayer and the Income Tax (I-T) Department.
  • The faceless tax scrutiny assessment and appeal would help in easing compliance burden of taxpayers and increase fairness and objectivity in the tax system.

What are the features of the Scheme?

  • It will select a tax payer only through system using data analytics and AI.
  • It will abolish the territorial jurisdiction.
  • The automated random allocation of cases will take place.
  • Central issuance of notices with Document Identification No. (DIN)
  • There will no physical interface and no need to visit the income tax office.
  • There will be a team-based assessments and team-based review.
  • Draft assessment order, review and finalisation will take place in different cities.

What are the exceptions?

  • Serious frauds, major tax evasion, sensitive & search matters, International tax, Black Money Act and Benami Property.

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