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Income Tax officers to be fair, courteous; taxpayers should be honest, compliant: Charter

Income Tax officers to be fair, courteous; taxpayers should be honest, compliant: Charter

The tax department has committed to treat every taxpayer as honest, unless proven otherwise, and provide fair, courteous and reasonable treatment, according to the taxpayers’ charter adopted on Thursday. The charter also expects taxpayers to pay taxes on time and be honest and compliant. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the platform ‘Transparent Taxation Honoring the Honest’ which provides for launch of faceless assessment and adoption of a taxpayers’ charter which defines the commitment of the tax department and the expectation from the taxpayers.
The tax officers will now be committed to a 14-point charter, which includes collecting “only the (tax) amount due” as per the law, while taxpayers would have to be “responsible” and fulfill six-point expectations of the I-T Department, including being honest and compliant

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