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CBDT forms task force to overhaul Income Tax department

CBDT forms task force to overhaul Income Tax department

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has constituted a task force to restructure the Income Tax (I-T) Department. The panel comprising 10 senior officials of the I-T department will reassess its role and functions in view of the faceless regime aimed at cutting down physical interface between a taxpayer and the department.

CBDT has given a seven-point agenda to the task force. They include restructuring the department and rationalising national and regional e-assessment centres that are the primary gateway in communicating with taxpayers.

The panel has been asked to submit its recommendations by March 31, 2022.

The move is significant as taxpayers have raised concerns over challenges in the faceless regime introduced last year.

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