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Faceless regime: Appeals will be filed in assessee's state, clarifies CBDT

Dept attempts to allay apprehensions over faceless appeals, which start tomorrow

Tax filing

For submissions that are not in English, verification units under the 30 regional e-assessment centres in 20 cities may be used for translation

Dilasha Seth New Delhi
With income-tax appeals going faceless from Friday, will all writs and appeals at the higher level such as the income-tax tribunal or high court have to be filed in Delhi? This is among taxpayers’ key concerns as all orders will be issued through the National e-Assessment Centre in Delhi.

However, senior officials at the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) have clarified that the appeals at the tribunal or high court will be filed in the state where the assessee resides.

Though all appeals till the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) level will go faceless, personal hearing might be allowed via video-conferencing

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First Published: Sep 24 2020 | 6:05 AM IST

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