Its’ that time of the year when Tax Officers across the Country go into a frenzy to collect taxes by fair or foul means. And with the CBDT Chairman’s brazen promise to link promotions and postings to the quantum of tax recovered, it will be a no-holds barred blood fest between the assessees and the Tax department apprehends the author. The absence of an accountability mechanism to punish the Officer in case the tax demands are held to be untenable means that there is no deterrent to prevent frivolous high-pitched assessments muses the author
January, February & March of every year is very important for the tax administration as they have to meet the target of tax collection and the assesses have to face the recovery proceedings, whether the additions are justified or not. Recent paper reports says “Income tax raids to increases as tax collection falls short”. Another leading paper carried the news that “Collect more taxes to get rewarded”.