It was extremely inconvenient for the taxpayers and tax professionals as they had to travel all the way from Uttarakhand to New Delhi for appeal proceedings. But this problem has now been resolved with the second circuit bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) being opened in Dehradun.
Inaugurated by the Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, this circuit bench would be the second bench in Uttar Pradesh. The first was set up in Varanasi.
“The ITAT Circuit Bench at Dehradun shall cater to the appeals arising from the State of Uttarakhand. Hitherto, the appeals and applications under the income tax arising from the area of Uttarakhand were falling within the jurisdiction of Delhi Benches,” the statement added.
This Tribunal would bring in new opportunities for Chartered Accountants and Lawyers. When things become hassle free, economic growth in Uttarakhand is certain.