Income-tax service centres are being set up throughout the country to help tax payers. In the first phase, 72 such centres will be started in various states. In Rajasthan, the first centre will start functioning in Udaipur with others coming up in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner. Jaipur income-tax chief commissioner Mukesh Bhranti said this in an exclusive interview.
He was in Jaisalmer to attend a two-day high-level meeting of income tax officers at the commissioner level. Jodhpur chief commissioner Dilip Shivpuri and Udaipur chief commissioner Atulesh Jindal were also present.
Bhranti said the single-window redressal system is being started in the country, which will provide relief to income-tax payers.
He said that process is on to change income-tax laws, for which direct tax code system is proposed to be implemented in the entire country from April 1 next year. The bill for direct tax code is pending in Parliament and after being passed there would be changes in the income-tax laws.
With the changes, the department would be able to take strict action against tax evaders and revenue would certainly increase.
He said the objective of this conference is to discuss increasing revenue by making an action plan. Bhranti admitted that there has been increase in nameless (benami) deals in buildings and land etc and the department is keeping vigil on such dealings and is collecting such information. The department is checking information provided by the tax payee.