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Tax Payers’ Lounge at India International Trade Fair, 2012 was set up by the Directorate of Income Tax (PR, PP & OL), New Delhi to educate the taxpayers about tax laws & procedures, inform them about the taxpayer services launched by the Department to make compliance to tax laws easy, and to inculcate a tax payment as a value norm to the young adults and school children. Tax Payer Education was carried out by distribution of brochures on various tax related topics, sale of books on tax matters at nominal prices and through interaction with TRPs on specific tax queries. The Lounge also had counters for PAN application, checking of tax credit by utilizing the facility of 26AS, & e-filing of returns through e-return intermediaries. Several interactive games, quiz kiosks, drawing, painting & craft competitions for children resulted in huge turnout from school children and their parents throughout the duration of IITF. The Pavilion attracted large number of footfalls & was widely appreciated. The Lounge was visited by numerous dignitaries including Revenue Secretary, Chairman& Members of CBDT, Chairperson & Members of CBEC, Members of ITAT & Settlement Commission, Delhi, CCsIT & CsIT among others. The Tax Payers’ Lounge was awarded by ITPO for ‘Excellence in Display’ in the category of Ministries & Departments. The Medal & Certificate was awarded by Dr. D Purandeswari, hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry on 27.11.2012 at an impressive ceremony in the presence of representatives of various foreign participants, States, PSUs, Ministries & business organizations. This is the second award for Taxpayers’ Lounge in two consecutive years.

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