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PM Modi launches Transparent Taxation platform to benefit honest taxpayers

PM Modi launches Transparent Taxation platform to benefit honest taxpayers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the platform for 'Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest' aimed at easing compliance and expediting refunds, benefiting honest taxpayers.

Three main features of the platform are faceless assessment, faceless appeal and tax payers' charter, the PM announced. PM Modi said the focus is on making the tax system "people-centric and public friendly."

Four factors for changes in the taxation system are due to policy-driven governance, belief in people's honesty, the use of advanced technology and efficiency in bureaucracy, according to Modi. "Where there is complexity, there is a problem in compliance," he said.

A persistent issue the current administration has received criticism on is the issue of taxation, despite genuine attempts at improving the tax structure.

India's tax administration has been known for tax harassment, where overzealous well-intentioned officials while raising tax revenues, have dampened growth and at times done more damage than good

 

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