The Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs has clarified that till 10th March, 2021, total of 82,072 assessment cases have been completed in faceless manner.
Providing more detail, the Minister stated that Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) have a tripartite arrangement with National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) for conducting this independent assessment of Faceless Assessment Scheme of the CBDT.
Further, the Minister stated that no proposal for scrutiny of GST assessment in a faceless mode is under consideration of the Government presently as the GST laws and rules made thereunder already provide for electronic filing and assessment of returns on the common portal.
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