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  News   Nation  13 Aug 2020  Honest taxpayer plays an important role in nation development: PM Modi

Honest taxpayer plays an important role in nation development: PM Modi

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Aug 13, 2020, 1:06 pm IST
Updated Aug 13, 2020, 1:06 pm IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled faceless tax scrutiny and appeal and urged people to pay their due taxes
Narendra Modi
 Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled faceless tax scrutiny and appeal and urged people to pay their due taxes and contribute to nation building.

Also the Income Tax department will adopt a ''taxpayer charter'' which outlines rights and responsibilities of both tax officers and taxpayers.

Narendra ModiNarendra ModiLaunching the platform ''Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest'', Modi said the department will start faceless appeals from September 25.

"Effort is to make tax system seamless, painless and faceless... Honest taxpayer plays an important role in nation development," he said.

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi

Asking people to pay taxes due to them, Modi said while it is the responsibility of tax officers to deal with taxpayers with dignity, people should also consider paying taxes as their responsibility.

Fundamental reforms were needed in Indian tax system, he said, adding India is among the nations with lowest corporate tax rates.

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