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CBDT launches unique document identification number for taxpayers

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The DIN system, which becomes operative from 1 October 2019, will apply to all kind of communications from the income tax department, whether it is related to assessment, appeals, investigation, penalty, and rectification among other things

Marching forward towards ‘Digital India’, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Tuesday implemented a computer-generated Document Identification Number (DIN) which will ensure greater transparency and accountability in tax administration.

The DIN system, which becomes operative from 1 October 2019, will apply to all kind of communications from the income tax department, whether it is related to assessment, appeals, investigation, penalty, and rectification among other things. On the very first day of implementation, about 17,500 communications have been generated with DIN, CBDT said in a circular.

This development would also help taxpayers detect fake notices and letters as the notice would be verifiable on the department’s e-filing portal.

Earlier in August, the CBDT had said that it will attach a DIN to each of its communication from October 1 this year, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement that taxmen who harass honest taxpayers will be punished. The PM Modi had asked the revenue secretary to come up with measures to ensure that honest taxpayers were not harassed and those who committed minor or procedural violations were not subjected to excessive action.

Source : Business Today

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