PM unveils ‘transparent taxation’, Rights’ Charter for taxpayers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the ‘transparent taxation’ platform, which brings into effect faceless assessment of taxpayers, and the Rights’ Charter for the taxpayers.

With the ‘Transparent Taxation Honouring the Honest’ that is aimed at carrying forward the journey of direct tax reforms, the taxpayers would not be harassed and treated with suspicion here on.

Speaking at the launch, the Prime Minister said that India is among few countries giving such rights and dignity to the taxpayers.

He said that the charter has been introduced with defined rights and responsibilities. From here on the Income Tax Department cannot doubt anyone without a basis, he said.

Modi is of the view that the structural reforms will add a new dimension along with the transparent taxation platform. He also noted that reform should be policy driven and holistic.

Speaking of the recent measures, he said that nearly 3 lakh cases were resolved under the “Vivaad Se Vishwas” scheme.

He also appealed to the citizens and said that those who are capable of paying taxes but not in the tax net should lso voluntarily pay taxes.