A communiqué – suggestions/ inputs/feedback from all stakeholders
Subject: Inviting suggestions/inputs/feedback from taxpayers, Trade Associations and other stake holders as regards rising litigation with the taxpayer.
Rising litigation with taxpayers is matter of serious concern for the Government. A need for reducing the litigation has been emphasized by the Finance Minister on various occasions. As per the directions of the Finance Minister, a Standing Committee has been constituted in the Central Board of Excise and Customs to identify systemic causes for litigation and preparing a roadmap for reducing the existing litigation and avoiding litigation in future on the indirect tax side. The Committee consists of two Members of the Board, nominated officials of CBEC, and a representative of Law Ministry.
2. The Committee seeks feedback from taxpayers, Trade Associations and all other stake holders as regards the causes, systematic or otherwise, that are perceived as contributor to avoidable litigation on indirect tax side, and any relevant suggestions/ inputs/feedback in this context.
3. Response may please be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org to Shri G. D. Lohani, Director (Legal), CBEC (Phone No. 011-26162152 and Fax No. 011-26177515) by 31st March, 2012.