Union Finance Minister (FM) has directed officers of Income tax department across the country to remain open on all Saturdays this month in order to resolve taxpayers’ issues and grievances, a senior official said on Friday.
All the regional formations of the department have also published their respective email IDs on their official Twitter handles for taxpayers to send suggestions and seek clarifications, the officer said. Currently, Saturdays and Sundays are off days for I-T department employees.
All offices of the I-T department up to the level of Principal Commissioner of Income Tax will remain open on all Saturdays this month. This will start from 12th March, a senior I-T department officer told PTI.
Regarding this, early this week FM knocked the policy-making boards of the Income tax department (CBDT) as well as Customs and GST department (CBIC) for not responding to the grievances of assessees during an event in Bengaluru.