Faceless Assessment notification

SOPs for Faceless Income Tax Assessment Scheme, 2019

F. No. Pr.CCIT(NeAC)/2019-20/343 and F. No. Pr. CCIT/NeAC/SOP/2020-21 (19/11/2020)

SOPs for AU, VU, TU and RU approved by CBDT for implementation of Faceless Income Tax Assessment Scheme, 2019 (FAS-2019). The same may be disseminated among the Units under your region for compliance by all of them....

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Faceless Assessment – Enhancements & certain clarifications

Standing Order No. 38/2020-JNCH (21/10/2020)

Faceless Assessment - Enhancements and certain clarifications related to reports available to Assessing Officers (AOs and AC/DCs) in ICES - reg....

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ITBA Appeal Module for pending appeals to be allocated to Faceless Appeal Units

ITBA-Faceless Appeals Instruction No –1 (19/10/2020)

Faceless Appeal Scheme has been implemented in ITBA and the allocation of cases to Faceless Appeal units is under progress. A number of requests have been received from the field formation for opening of the Appeal module in ITBA to enable the CIT (Appeals ) to upload the physical records and submissions made by the appellant in the syste...

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CBDT assigns role of Pr.CCsIT (Jurisdictional) and Pr. CCIT (NFAC)

F No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I (14/10/2020)

With the launch of the Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020, the Income Tax Department is moving towards minimal interface with maximum governance. In order to effect the same, the National Faceless Appeal Centre (hereafter referred to as NFAC), Delhi has been created under Principal Chief Commissioner of Income-tax (NFAC) and 4 Regional Faceless...

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Faceless Assessment – Creation of Facilitation Helpdesk

Public Notice No. 132/2020-JNCH (13/10/2020)

In addition to other functions, Turant Suvidha Kendra (TSK) at NhavaSheva will act as Facilitation Helpdesk for any grievance related to clearances of the B/E filed in the port....

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Faceless Assessment – Measures for timely assessment of Bills of Entry

Circular No. 45/2020-Customs (12/10/2020)

As the prompt and timely assessment of Bills of Entry and clearance of imported consignments are key objectives of Turant Customs, these issues have been examined and remedial measures have been identified. Accordingly, Board prescribes the following measures for Faceless Assessment:...

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Time for compulsory selection of returns for Scrutiny extended

F.No.225/126/2020/ITA-II (30/09/2020)

CBDT extended the date for selection of cases for Compulsory Scrutiny on the basis of prescribed parameters, as communicated vide Board's letter dated 17.09.2020, from 30th September,2020 to 31st October,2020....

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CBDT notifies Income-tax Authorities of Regional Faceless Appeal Centres

Notification No. 81/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3309(E)] (25/09/2020)

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) notifies Income-tax Authorities of Regional Faceless Appeal Centres (RFAC) vide Notification No. 81/2020-Income Tax dated 25th September, 2020. Ministry Of Finance (Department Of Revenue) (Central Board of Direct Taxes) Notification No. 81/2020-Income Tax New Delhi, The 25th September, 2020 S.O. 3309(E...

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CBDT notifies Income-tax Authorities of National Faceless Appeal Centre

Notification No. 80/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3308(E)] (25/09/2020)

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) notify the Income-tax Authorities of National Faceless Appeal Centre (NFAC) vide Notification No. 80/2020-Income Tax dated 25th September, 2020. Ministry Of Finance (Department Of Revenue) (Central Board of Direct Taxes) Notification No. 80/2020-Income Tax New Delhi, The 25th September, 2020 S.O. 3308(...

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CBDT Launches Faceless Income Tax Appeals

NA (25/09/2020)

The Income Tax Department today launched Faceless Income Tax Appeals. Under Faceless Appeals, all Income Tax appeals will be finalised in a faceless manner under the faceless ecosystem with the exception of appeals relating to serious frauds, major tax evasion, sensitive & search matters, International tax and Black Money Act. Necessary G...

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CBDT authorises ACIT/DCIT (NEAC) for issuing 143(2) Notice

Notification No. 79/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3304(E)] (25/09/2020)

CBDT authorises the Assistant Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax (National e-Assessment Centre) for the purpose of issuance of notice under sub section (2) of section 143 of the Income Act, 1961.vide Notification No. 79/2020-Income Tax dated 25th September, 2020. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DI...

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Notification No. 78/2020-Income Tax, Dated: 25.09.2020

Notification No. 78/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3303(E)] (25/09/2020)

CBDT amends Notification No. 51/2014 dated 22nd October, 2014 vide Notification No. 78/2020-Income Tax dated 25th September, 2020 related to jurisdictions of Principal CITs & CCITs. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) Notification No. 78/2020-Income Tax New Delhi, the 25th September, 2020 S.O. 3...

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Directions for Disposal of appeal under Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020

Notification No. 77/2020- Income Tax [S.O. 3297(E).] (25/09/2020)

For the purposes of giving effect to the Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020 made under sub-section (6B) of section 250 of the Act, the Central Government hereby makes the following directions, namely:-...

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Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020

Notification No. 76/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 3296(E).] (25/09/2020)

This Scheme may be called the Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020. The appeal under this Scheme shall be disposed of in respect of such territorial area or persons or class of persons or incomes or class of incomes or cases or class of cases, as may be specified by the Board....

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Setting up of RFAC under Faceless Appellate Scheme, 2020

Office Order -02 (25/09/2020)

OFFICE ORDER - 2 Subject: Setting up of RFAC under Faceless Appellate Scheme, 2020- reg- In pursuance of para 4 of S.O. 3296 (E) Notification No. 76/2020/F.No. 370142/33/2020-TPL, dated the 25th September, 2020 notifying the Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020 and powers conferred under section 250 (6B) of the Income-tax Act, 1961, the Centra...

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Setting up of NFAC under “Faceless Appellate Scheme, 2020

Officer Order No. 01 (25/09/2020)

OFFICE ORDER - 1 Subject: Setting up of NFAC under "Faceless Appellate Scheme,  2020"- reg In pursuance of para 4 of S.O. 3296 Notification No 76/2020/F.No 370142/33/2020-TPL,dated the 25th September, 2020, notifying the Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020 and powers conferred under section 250 (6B) of the Income-tax Act, 1961, the Centra...

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Compulsory Complete Income Tax Scrutiny Guidelines during FY 2020-21

F.No.225/126/2020/ITA-II (17/09/2020)

Keeping in view of the Faceless Assessment Scheme,2020 implemented by the Department and the difficulties being faced amid COVID-19 pandemic, the parameters for compulsory selection of returns for Complete Scrutiny during Financial Year 2020-21 and conduct of assessment proceedings in such cases are prescribed as under:...

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Turant Customs – All India roll-out of Faceless Assessment

Standing Order No. 31/2020-JNCH (14/09/2020)

Identification of Customs site performing Faceless Assessment within each Zone of a National Assessment Centre (NAC) :- Board has decided to constitute total eleven (11) National Assessment Centres (NACs) for performing Faceless Assessment....

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ICES Advisory for different facets of faceless assessment

ICES Advisory No: 32/2020 (13/09/2020)

In pursuance of Board's Circular 40/2020 - Customs dated 04.09.2020, the roll-out of Faceless Assessment at an All India level in all ports of import and for all imported goods has to be enabled by 31.10.2020. The detailed roll-out plan in phases covering different Customs Zones and Chapters of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, including the ...

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All India roll-out of Faceless Assessment

Public Notice No. 117/2020-JNCH (12/09/2020)

Faceless Assessment, duly supported by Paperless and Contactless Customs clearance processes, is a critical reform. The pilot programme of Faceless Assessment was launched in Chennai on 14.08.2019 for electrical machineries falling under Chapter 85 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975....

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Transfer/postings of 164 officers in the grade of Principal CIT

Office Order No. 171 of 2020 (11/09/2020)

Office Order No. 171 of 2020 Consequent upon diversion of posts for implementation of the Faceless Assessment Scheme, the transfer/postings of the following officers in the grade of Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, are hereby ordered with immediate effect and until further orders:...

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Transfer/postings of 41 officers in the grade of Chief CIT

Office Order No. 170 of 2020 (11/09/2020)

Office Order No. 170 of 2020 Consequent upon diversion of posts for implementation of the Faceless Assessment Scheme, the transfer/postings of the following officers in the grade of Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, are hereby ordered with immediate effect and until further orders:...

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Extend Faceless Assessment of imports made in Mumbai Customs

Public Notice No.113/2020-JNCH (10/09/2020)

Extending Faceless Assessment of imports made in Mumbai Customs Zone II beyond Group 2A in phases i.e. on 15.09.2020 for Group 5, 5A, 5B, on 01.10.2020 for Group 1, 2G, 2K, 3, 4, 6 and on 31.10.2020 for Groups 1A, 2, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2H, 2I and 2J as part of further roll-out of Faceless Assessment at All India level at ports of import ...

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CBIC to roll-out Faceless Assessment at all India level by 31.10.2020

D.O.No. 31/CH(IC)/2020 (04/09/2020)

The Board has now decided to roll-out Faceless Assessment at an all India level by 31st October 2020. In the proposed schema, 11 National Assessment Centres (NACs) have been constituted. The role of NACs and coordination among them as well as the Directorates is very critical to the successful implementation of Faceless Assessment and for...

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ITR Filing Compliance Check Functionality for Scheduled Commercial Banks

Release ID: 1650735 (02/09/2020)

The data on cash withdrawal indicated that huge amount of cash is being withdrawn by the persons who have never filed income-tax returns. To ensure filing of return by these persons and to keep track on cash withdrawals by the non-filers, and to curb black money, the Finance Act, 2020 w.e.f. 1st July, 2020 further amended Income-tax Act, ...

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Faceless E-Assessment Scheme is a vaccine for direct tax administration

Release ID: 1649504 (29/08/2020)

The newly introduced Faceless –E-Assessment Scheme will bring about various benefits for taxpayers, one of which is Ease of Doing Business, stated Shri Patanjali Jha, Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai....

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Corrigendum to Income Tax Notification No. 65/2020 dated 13.08.2020

Notification No. 70/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2904(E)] (27/08/2020)

Corrigendum to Income Tax notification number 65/2020 dated 13.08.2020  issued vide Notification No. 70/2020-Income Tax, Dated: 27.08.2020 MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) CORRIGENDUM New Delhi, the 27th August, 2020 (Income-tax) Notification No. 70/2020-Income Tax S.O. 2904(E).—In the notific...

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Corrigendum to Income Tax Notification No. 63/2020 dated 13.08.2020

Notification No. 69/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2903(E)] (27/08/2020)

Corrigendum to Income Tax Notification No. 63/2020 dated 13.08.2020 issued vide Notification No. 69/2020-Income Tax, Dated: 27.08.2020 MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) CORRIGENDUM New Delhi, the 27th August, 2020 (Income-tax) Notification No. 69/2020-Income Tax S.O. 2903(E).—In the notification...

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Corrigendum to Income Tax Notification No. 62/2020 dated 13.08.2020

Notification No. 68/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2902(E)] (27/08/2020)

Corrigendum to Income Tax Notification No. 62/2020 dated 13.08.2020 issued vide Notification No. 68/2020-Income Tax, Dated: 27.08.2020 MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) CORRIGENDUM New Delhi, the 27th August, 2020 (Income-tax) Notification No. 68/2020-Income Tax S.O. 2902(E).—In the notification...

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Opportunity to taxpayers before finalizing of Assessment

Release ID: 1649006 (27/08/2020)

Providing Ease of Tax Compliance and Opportunity to taxpayers before finalizing of Assessment Order are the core features of Faceless Assessment Scheme, a right step towards Minimum Government, Maximum Governance: Principal Chief Commissioner – Income Tax, Mumbai...

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Faceless Tax Assessment System is designed for 21st century

Release ID: 1648814 (26/08/2020)

A National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) and a network of Regional e-Assessment Centres will be set up to implement the Faceless Assessment Scheme of the Income Tax Department, launched nation-wide by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 13th August, 2020....

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Faceless Assessment – CBDT designates Pr.CCsIT as cadre controlling authority

F No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I (20/08/2020)

With the launch of the Faceless Assessment Scheme, 2019, the Income-tax Department is moving towards minimal interface with maximum governance. In order to effect the same, the NeAC, Delhi has been created under the Principal  Chief Commissioner  of Income-tax (NeAC) and 30 ReACs under the Chief Commissioner of Income-tax have been c...

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Guidelines to implement Faceless Assessment Scheme 2019

F. No.173/165/2020 -ITA-I (14/08/2020)

CBDT issues Detailed guidelines for the implementation of Faceless Assessment Scheme, 2019 and role of residual charges in this regard. F. No.173/165/2020 -ITA-I Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes ***** New Delhi, dated 14th August, 2020 To, All PrCCsIT, Subject: Guidelines for the ...

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CBDT notifies Prescribed Authority under Section 133C

Notification No. 66/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2758(E)] (13/08/2020)

CBDT notifies Prescribed Authority under Section 133C with effect from 13th August, 2020 vide Notification No. 66/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020. Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes New Delhi Notification No. 66/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020 S.O. 2758(E). – In pursuance of the pow...

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CBDT notifies 4195 Income Tax Authorities for Faceless Assessment

Notification No. 65/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2757(E)] (13/08/2020)

CBDT notifies 4195 Income-tax Authorities of Regional e-Assessment Centres to exercise the powers and functions of Assessing Officers concurrently, to facilitate the conduct of Faceless Assessment proceedings in respect of notified territorial areas  vide Notification No. 65/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020. Government of India Ministry of F...

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CBDT notifies 34 Authorities for Faceless Assessment

Notification No. 64/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2756(E)] (13/08/2020)

CBDT notifies 34 Authorities for Faceless Assessment vide Notification No. 64/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020. Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes New Delhi Notification No. 64/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020 S.O. 2756(E).-In pursuance of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1), (2) and (...

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CBDT notifies Headquarter & Jurisdiction of 128 PCIT/CIT

Notification No. 63/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2755(E)] (13/08/2020)

CBDT notifies Headquarter & Jurisdiction of 128 Principal Commissioner/ Commissioner of Income-tax (PCIT/CIT) vide Notification No. 63/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020 and it also notified PCIT/CIT who will excercise Jurisdiction Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh. Government of India Ministry of Fina...

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CBDT notifies revised jurisdictions of Principal CITs & CCITs

Notification No. 62/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2754(E)] (13/08/2020)

CBDT notifies revised Headquarters and jurisdictions of 56 Principal CITs & CCITs vide Notification No. 62/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020. Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes New Delhi Notification No. 62/2020, Dated: August 13, 2020 S.O. 2754(E).-In exercise of the powers conferre...

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PM launches platform for Transparent Taxation

Release ID: 1645454, Release ID: 1645472 (13/08/2020)

Prime Minister’s Office Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches platform for ‘Transparent Taxation – Honouring the Honest’ Tax system aims to be Seamless, Painless, Faceless : PM Says the number of taxpayers is significantly low with only 1.5 Crore paying taxes in a country of 130 Crore people Prime Minister urges pe...

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CBDT notifies Faceless Assessment procedure

Notification No. 61/2020-Income Tax/ [S.O. 2746(E)] (13/08/2020)

The assessment shall be made as per the following procedure, namely:— (i) the National e-Assessment Centre shall serve a notice on the assessee under sub-section (2) of section 143, specifying the issues for selection of his case for assessment;...

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CBDT notifies Procedure for assessment under Faceless Assessment

Notification No. 60/2020-Income Tax [S.O. 2745 (E)] (13/08/2020)

National e-assessment Centre shall assign the case selected for the purposes of e-assessment under this Scheme to a specific assessment unit in any one Regional e-assessment Centre through an automated allocation system;...

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National e-Assessment Centre to pass All assessment orders: CBDT

F No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I (13/08/2020)

CBDT directs that all the assessment orders shall hereafter be passed by National e-Assessment Centre through the Faceless Assessment Scheme, 2019, except as provided hereunder :- 1. Assessment orders in cases assigned to Central Charges. 2. Assessment orders in cases assigned to International Tax Charges. F No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I Governmen...

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Faceless Assessment: CBDT reconstitutes Regional e-Assessment Centers

Office Order -2 (13/08/2020)

Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby reconstitutes Regional e-Assessment Centers (ReACs) under Faceless Assessment Scheme, 2019 vide Office Order -2 dated 13th AUgust 2020. F. No 187/3/2020 ITA-1 Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes (ITA Division) ******* North Block, New Delhi – 11...

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8701 Faceless e-Assessment completed without any additions

Release ID: 1643191 (03/08/2020)

The pilot project undertaken by the department proved to be highly successful. In total 58319 cases were selected in 8 cities i.e. Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi wherein till date 8701 cases have been completed without making any additions and only in 296 cases additions have been proposed which ...

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2nd phase of All India roll-out of Faceless Assessment wef 03.08.2020

Circular No. 34/2020-Customs (30/07/2020)

CBIC has decided to begin the 2nd phase of All India roll-out of Faceless Assessment w.e.f. 03.08.2020 by including Delhi and Mumbai Customs Zones and extending the scope of Faceless Assessment at Chennai and Bangalore Customs Zones....

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Jurisdiction of Commissioner (Appeals) to assessment orders passed by Faceless Assessment Groups – Reg.

Notification No. 63/2020-Customs (N.T.) (30/07/2020)

Notification No.63/2020-Customs(N.T.) dated 30.07.2020 to amend Notification No.92/2017-Customs (NT), dated 28.09.2017 to specify the jurisdiction of Commissioner (Appeals) to assessment orders passed by Faceless Assessment Groups – Reg. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS) New De...

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Jurisdiction of Commissioner (Appeals) to assessment orders passed by Faceless Assessment Groups

Notification No. 51/2020-Customs (N.T.) [G.S.R. 353(E)] (05/06/2020)

Notification No. 51/2020-Customs (N.T.) – Notification to amend Notification No.92/2017-Customs (NT), dated 28.09.2017 to specify the jurisdiction of Commissioner (Appeals) to assessment orders passed by Faceless Assessment Groups- Reg. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE) (CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES ...

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1st phase of All India roll-out of Faceless Assessment by CBIC

Circular No. 28/2020-Customs (05/06/2020)

In order to introduce Phase 1 of Faceless Assessment at Bengaluru and Chennai from 8th June 2020 for imports primarily made under Chapters 84 and 85 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 at these Customs stations, Board has issued two notifications, as follows:...

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Customs officers empowered to conduct faceless assessment of Bills of Entry

Notification No. 50/2020-Customs (N.T.) [G.S.R. 352(E)] (05/06/2020)

Notification to empower Customs officers as ‘proper officers’ to conduct faceless or remote assessment of Bills of Entry filed under Section 46 of the Customs Act, 1962 for import in another Customs station- Reg. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE) (CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS) Notif...

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Setting up of NeAC as per E-assessment Scheme, 2019

F. No. 187/7/2019-ITA-I (20/09/2019)

In pursuance of para 4 of the E-assessment Scheme, 2019 made by the Central Government vide Notification No.61 of 2019 dated 12th September, 2019, the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby sets up National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC), which shall have its headquarters at Delhi and shall comprise of the following Income-tax authorities:-...

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