After the e-assessment program, the Income Tax Department has also started an e-penalty scheme.
In 2019, the Central Government moved the Faceless Assessment Program (Faceless / E-Assessment Program) to ensure fairness during the process of assessing income taxes. Under this, any case is suddenly given to any field officer of Income Tax Department. Under this arrangement, there is no direct contact between the taxpayers and the officer.
- January 13, 2021, 10:35 PM IST
What will be the work of National Center and Regional Units
A National Faceless Penalty Center (NFPC) will be created under the scheme. Apart from this, many regional units will also be set up. AFPC will recommend penalties under the Faceless Assessment Initiative. After this, the Regional Unit will accept this recommendation of Penalty. The right to reject this recommendation will also remain with the regional unit. NFPC can also direct the review of the recommendation made by the penalty unit. Apart from this, before issuing final order, NFPC can also make changes in penalty order. At the same time, if you want, you can also cancel the penalty order.
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The Income Tax Department had moved the faceless assessment program forward in 2019 to ensure fairness during the process of estimating Income Tax (Income Tax). Under this, any field case is suddenly given to any field officer of Income Tax Department for assessment. At the same time, under this arrangement, there is no direct contact between the taxpayers and the officer. A personal hearing can also be sought under this scheme, which can be allowed by a senior tax official. Later, the Central Government also started the Faceless Appeal Scheme. Now the faceless penalty scheme has also been started in this episode.