Published On: Wed, Sep 30th, 2015

Taxpayer services to be improved soon: CBDT

New Delhi: Taxpayer services will be improved to a great extent in coming days with CBDT announcing that recommendations of a government-appointed panel on reforms in tax administration will be implemented soon.

CBDT Chairperson Anita Kapur

CBDT Chairperson Anita Kapur

Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Anita Kapur said the Income Tax department was examining the recommendations of the Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC), headed by economist Parthasarathi Shome, for its implementation soon so that taxpayer services and grievance redressal issues are resolved on priority.

“We are very committed to see that the tax administration gets reformed. Whatever the recommendations have been made by the TARC, we are examining them.

“We are trying to issue a notification soon that at least for taxpayer services, we will have an independent vertical which has been one of the major recommendations (of the TARC) so that taxpayer services and grievances get focused attention at every level,” Kapur told PTI.

TARC was set up by the government to recommend reforms exclusively in tax administration and was specifically mandated “to review the application of tax policies and tax laws in the context of global best practises and to recommend measures for reforms required in tax administration to enhance its effectiveness and efficiency”.

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