Section 282B (Allotment of Document Identification Number) is a new section inserted by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2009 in the Income-tax Act with effect from 1st October, 2010.

Under the provisions of this section, an income-tax authority is required to allot a computer generated Document Identification Number before issue of every notice, order, letter or any correspondence to any other income-tax authority or assessee or any other person and such number shall be quoted thereon. It also provides that every document, letter, correspondence received by an income-tax authority or on behalf of such authority, shall be accepted only after allotting and quoting of a computer generated Document Identification Number.

In order to cover the entire gamut of services mentioned in section 282B on a pan-India basis, it would be essential to have the requisite infrastructure and facilities in place.

It is proposed to amend the provisions of section 282B so as to provide that Document Identification Number will be required to be issued on or after 1st July, 2011.

This amendment is proposed to take effect from 1st October, 2010.

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0 responses to “Budget 2010-11: Document Identification Number”

  1. vijay says:

    Why the people sitting at the top cant think of reducing the paper work and streamlining the tax structure. All they think is how to increase the paper work whereas the world is going towards paperless offices.

  2. Abbas says:

    excellent..truely, this is long needed action. This will make communication with the department effective..also will make it possible to track or follow up issues easily with single number to quote while communicating.

  3. rugram says:

    This is a long overdue requirement. There are cases where documents delivered by assessees to the I-T Dept. are later conveniently reported ‘lost’ or ‘missing’ and the assessee has no record (except when he takes the Dept.’s stamp on a copy of the document during its submission) to follow up the matter.
    Till an arrangement is made to issue a computer generated number, why cant the Dept. issue a machine impressed number to every document received by it, on lines similar to numbering of I-T Returns lodged? This would compel the Dept. to be more careful in controlling letters/documents delivered at the counter.

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