In the first phase, the Income Tax Department have filtered 58,322 income tax cases for scrutiny for electronic assessment for the year 2018-19 under the National e-Assessment Center (NeAC), a faceless E-assessment scheme, 2019 and the e-notices have been served before 30th of September 2019 for the cases of Assessment Year 2018-19.
The scheme is officially launched by Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey.
Mody told at an event to inaugurate the National Electronic Assessment Centre (NeAC) “By using the latest tools and technologies, we have filtered these 58,322 cases for e-assessment in 2018-19, based on risk analysis. Care has been taken that the cases belong to each category,”
The timeline will be one year for the assessment until September 2020. Also, the staff of NeAc has been appointment and wherever there is a need for third-party assessment, the cases will be assigned on an automated basis to someone in the system.
The taxpayers have been advised to check their registered e-filing accounts/ email ids and have been requested to furnish a reply within 15 days.
The Department hopes that with the ease of compliance for taxpayers, the cases would be disposed of expeditiously. The setting up of National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) is a “momentous step” towards the aim of better taxpayer service, reduction of taxpayer grievances.
The finance ministry said, the scheme is in line with Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India’ and promotion of ease of doing business.