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All communication with taxpayers to be from NeAC under faceless assessment

All communication with taxpayers to be from NeAC under faceless assessment

The Income Tax department has issued guidelines for the demarcation of roles of officers for the implementation of faceless assessment, making the National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) as the main gateway for communication with a taxpayer.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified the National e-Assessment Center (NeAC) at Delhi and various Regional e-Assessment Centres (ReACs) across 20 cities for implementing the faceless assessment scheme.

In detailed guidelines on implementation of the scheme the CBDT said, “The NeAC/ReACs hierarchy will be tasked with management of Faceless Assessment proceedings".

All the functions would be through electronic means for which the NeAC will be the gateway and will function as such for all the flow of information.

“The officers and the staff in the ReACs will perform the functions relating to the assessment and verification function under the Income Tax Act, but all communications from the department to the taxpayer/assessee/third-party for the purposes of the Act will be in the name of the NeAC. No communication of any nature such as above will be made by any of the ReACs,” the CBDT said

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