In order to simplify operations and management, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman called on tax authorities to take advantage of technological tools to improve tax compliance and make the system effective and efficient.
According to a report by a nationwide daily, Sitharaman said this during a meeting with officials from across the country to seek their comments on the Tax Department’s new faceless appraisal and appeals mechanism. returned. The meetings took place in Delhi and Mumbai. The meetings focused on getting feedback from tax officials across the country to further improve the mechanism.
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The meeting saw objections from a section of income tax officers to move to an anonymous appraisal and appeal mechanism. However, for the government, it was better to increase transparency and accountability. The finance minister said it would help better compliance even on the GST platform without needing to be intrusive. The GST network matches other data returns like income tax etc. to identify false claims.
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