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Tax dept disposes 7,116 assessments under first phase of faceless scrutiny scheme

Tax dept disposes 7,116 assessments under first phase of faceless scrutiny scheme

The Income Tax department has disposed of 7,116 cases under the first phase of faceless assessment system, an official source said. Since its launch on October 7, 2019 and implementation of first phase, faceless scrutiny assessment scheme has provided for assessment of income tax in electronic mode, where taxpayers need not see face-to-face any tax officer or visit an I-T office and can e-file reply on the income tax portal.
The source said in the first phase of faceless assessment, a total of 58,319 cases were assigned in an automated way randomly and these were kept away from the geographical jurisdiction of the case, based on computer algorithms.

Out of this, 7,116 cases as on date have been disposed of with assessment orders issued without any additions, and?291 cases, wherein additions are proposed to be made,?have been submitted to Risk Management unit, sources said.
He said that in all the cases, the grievances?of over-pitched assessment or harassment of taxpayers/tax professional have been almost eliminated.
The taxpayers have been advised to check their registered e-filing accounts/email ids for notices or updates

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