National E-Assessment Centre in New Delhi by CBDT

As a part of the Central Government’s plan to launch nameless and faceless assessment for income tax payers from October 2019, the National E- Assessment Centre will be setup in New Delhi.

The order was issued by CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) who bears the responsibility for framing policies for the Income tax department.

About National E-Assessment Centre
The National E-Assessment Centre which is to be setup in New Delhi is all set to be an independent office which will look after the working of the e-assessment scheme. It is the recently notified scheme for faceless and nameless assessment for income taxpayers.

The office will be headed by a Principal Chief Commissioner of Income-Tax (PCCIT) as its chief. The CBDT in this regard has appointed K.M Prasad as the Chief and Ashish Abrol as the second-in command of the new unit.

The NeAC will also serve notices to assess specifying the issue for selection of their cases for assessment and once a response is received from them within a period of 15 days, the centre will allocate case to an assessing officer using an automated system.

About the Scheme
The scheme being implemented to facilitate nameless and faceless assessment for income taxpayers is scheduled to commence from the day of Dussehra i.e. October 8, 2019.

Under the provisions of the scheme, physical appearance or via authorized representative of a person is not required in connection with any proceedings before IT authority at the E-assessment centre or any other unit setup by the Government for this purpose. In case of any modification, the concerned person will be provided an opportunity for a personal hearing which shall be conducted exclusively by video conferencing.



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