Business Standard

Faceless income tax assessment starts today: Here is all you need to know

Faceless assessment enables an assessing officer, who is physically located in a particular jurisdiction, to assess a Bill of Entry pertaining to imports made at a different Customs station

tax, taxes

The CBIC had said that the key elements of the 'Turant Customs' programme are faceless, contactless, and paperless.

BS Web Team New Delhi
Months after it was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the income-tax appeals are all set to go faceless from Friday. 

The income tax department has already rolled out pan-India faceless assessment facilities for all taxpayers from August 13. The Centre hopes that the faceless system will ease compliance and widen the tax base

India introduced a faceless assessment of tax on a pilot basis in October 2019, taking up about 58,000 cases. Of these cases, orders were passed in 11,000 cases and about 4,000-5,000 orders will be issued soon.

Faceless assessments will require a structural change for tax authorities

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

First Published: Sep 25 2020 | 9:23 AM IST

Explore News

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

Key stories on are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to