The electronic record submitted through the registered account of the taxpayer on the Income Tax Portal will be treated as proof by the taxpayer through an electronic verification code. If the taxpayer submits the records by logging into the registered account on this portal, then it will be considered that these documents are verified by EVC.
The central government has given a big relief for its taxpayers. The Finance Ministry has made changes in the Income Tax Rules to simplify the verification of records. Now electronic documents deposited from the registered account of taxpayers on the Income Tax Portal will be treated as authenticated through the Electronic Verification Code (EVC) of the taxpayers. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (C) has made these changes on September 6 to simplify the verification of records submitted in Faceless Assessment Action without the direct presence of the officer and taxpayers.
According to the information given by the Ministry of Finance, it has been provided in the amended rules that electronic records deposited through the registered account of the taxpayers on the Income Tax Portal shall be treated as proof by the taxpayers through electronic verification code. If a person submits an electronic record by logging into his/her registered account on the Income Tax Portal, it will be deemed that the electronic record has been verified by the EVC.
Digital will sign proof , according to the Finance Ministry’s process can also be used for the companies or tax audit cases. In this, it is necessary to proof the electronic record through digital sign. In this regard, whatever amendments have to be made as per law, they will be done.
The CII survey has revealed the fact that Faceless Assessment will improve the efficiency, transparency and accountability of tax administration, while reducing the interface on the part of officials and reducing unnecessary exercise. Can be increased
Apply for settlement of pending tax by this date The Finance Ministry has said that if anyone has any issue regarding pending tax, then it can be given to the Interim Board of Income Tax by 30 September to resolve it. This moratorium is available to such taxpayers whose case is pending in the Income Tax Settlement Commission (ITSC).
notification issued by the government
In order to ease the process of authentication of electronic records under the faceless assessment process, the Government has issued notification no. G.S.R. 616(E) dated 6th September, 2021 as amended. As per the amended rules, the electronic verification code (EVC) of the electronic records submitted through the registered account of the taxpayers in the portal of the Income Tax Department will be able to be authenticated by the taxpayers themselves.
Therefore, when a person submits an electronic record by logging into his registered account in the portal of the Income-tax Department, the electronic record shall be deemed to have been made under section 144B(7)(i)(b) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’). Certified by EVC for the purposes of
However, under the existing provisions of section 144B(7)(i)(b) of the Act, this simple process of authentication by EVC is not available to certain individuals (such as companies, tax audit matters, etc.). It is mandatory for them to authenticate the electronic record by digital signature. In order to give these persons the benefit of easier process of authentication by EVC, it has been decided to extend the easy process of authentication by EVC to these persons also.
Therefore, the persons who are compulsorily required to authenticate electronic records by digital signature, their electronic records shall also be deemed to be authenticated. When they submit the record through their registered account in the portal of Income Tax Department, the same will be considered authentic. Necessary amendments in this regard will be proposed in due course.