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I-T department proposes to send tax scrutiny notification by SMS

The I-T Department will soon launch its e- filing website, a facility for uploading information sought through scrutiny notices. This is part of its focus to reduce human interface and make the department more taxpayer friendly. The facility to e-file the documents to scrutiny notices is being done to reduce interface between the assessing officer and the taxpayer. Also, the tax department plans to soon start an SMS facility to communicate with taxpayers about any scrutiny notice sent to them.
 
"We will send SMS on the registered mobile number informing them to go to their account in the e-filing portal to see the new notice," an official said. Once the facility is started, taxpayers will get an SMS alert of a new notice or queries being raised by the tax department. The assessee can then log on to the e-filing portal and upload the documents that have been sought.
 
The I-T Department said that all tax-related proceedings between the assessee and the taxman from the new financial year will be conducted online. A new link called 'e-proceeding' has already been launched on the e-filing portal through which assessees reply to notices, questionnaire, or letter issued under various sections of the I-T Act.

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