All communication from tax dept to assessees to carry DIN from Oct 1, says CBDT

The Central Board of Direct
Taxes-CBDT has said that all
communications made by the
tax department to assessees
from 1st of October will carry
a Document identification
Number DIN It said,

issuance of DIN is another
step towards better delivery
of taxpayer services while
ensuring accountability in
official dealings.

According to the Ministry of
Finance, with view to
bringing greater transparency
and improvement in service
delivery, almost all notices
and orders are being
generated electronically on
the Income Tax Business
Application platform.lt said,
however, it has been brought
to the notice that there have
been some instances in
which the notice was found
to have been issued
manually, without maintaining
a proper audit trail of such
communication.

The CBDT has laid down
parameters specifying the
manner in which any
communication issued by any
income-tax authority relating
to assessment, appeals,
orders, enquiry and approval
to the assessee will be dealt
with. It has also specified
exceptional circumstances
where the communication
could be issued manually. It
also added that any
communication which is not
in conformity with the
prescribed guidelines will be
treated as invalid and be
deemed to