Monday, 9 November 2015

No More Tears! NAMO Promises To Make Assessing Officers Accountable For Bogus Additions And Demands

It is common experience that Assessing Officers have the tendency to make huge additions and disallowances on frivolous grounds and raise huge tax demands. Coercive measures are adopted to recover the said demands. This causes immense hardship to honest taxpayers.
There are two reasons for the modus operandi of the Assessing Officers. The first is that the CBDT has/ had a policy of rewarding officers with plum postings and promotions based on the tax collected by them (see Collect Taxes; Get Promotion & Choice Posting: CBDT Chief). The second is that some unscrupulous officers get an excuse to demand bribes from the taxpayers

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