Business Standard

I-T survey to be conducted only after approval of senior officers: CBDT

The income tax department on Friday issued new guidelines to restrict intrusive or coercive action for recovery of tax demand by Assessing Officer (AO)/Tax Recovery Officer

tax, ITAT, DISPUTE, ASSESSMENT
Premium

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Income tax surveys to collect information for scrutiny assessment will be undertaken by the tax deducted at source (TDS) directorate only after approval from principal chief commissioner or chief commissioner level officer, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has said.

The CBDT has issued directions to the officers that where any survey action is required by officers of "Central Charge" (involving search/ seizure), international charge, NeAC (National e-Assessment Centre)/ NFAC (National Faceless Assessment Centre), the same shall have to be first approved by a collegium comprising high-ranked officers.

Pursuant to 'The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Oct 20 2020 | 7:28 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com