FM to dedicate centre for handling electronic IT returns
May, 29th 2010
Processing of electronic income tax returns will be a lot easier, after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee dedicates to the nation the Centralised Processing Centre at Bengaluru tomorrow.
"The Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will dedicate the Centralised Processing Centre (CPC) of the Income Tax department at Bengaluru to the nation tomorrow," an official statement said here.
The Income Tax department has set up the centre in the Karnataka capital for bulk processing of returns.
"The CPC will process all electronic tax returns of the entire country, and physical returns of Karnataka and Goa regions," it added.
It is equipped with a dedicated call centre, where taxpayers can enquire about the status of their returns and refunds, and also has a remote record storage unit, which would reduce congestion in the IT offices.
The CPC is a flagship e-governance project of the Centre. It promises to significantly improved delivery of citizen-centric services in line with international best practices.
Last year the Union Cabinet had approved the proposal of the IT department to establish a CPC at Bangalore for processing of all electronically filed returns in the country and the paper returns filed in Karnataka.