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Taxpayers’ Lounge Opened At IITF

New Delhi: J B Mohapatra, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes, New Delhi has inaugurated the Taxpayers’ Lounge has been set up by the Income Tax Department in India International Trade Fair, 2021 at Pragati Maidan here.

IITF is organized from 14-27 November 2021, and the Lounge is opened for fostering awareness about various services provided by the Income Tax Department to taxpayers and to facilitate compliance with the various Income-tax rules and procedures.

Mr.Mohapatra inaugurated the Taxpayers’ Lounge on 14 November at Hall No. 12 at IITF.

Members of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, the Principal Director General of Income Tax (Administration and Tax Payer Services), the Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCA), New Delhi and other senior officers of the Income Tax Department were present in the opening ceremony.

 The Taxpayers’ Lounge seeks to promote an environment of trust between the Department and the taxpayers as also to educate them about the initiatives taken by the Department in recent times.

Keeping this objective in mind, various activities have been organized in the Taxpayers’ Lounge such: Assistance in application for PAN/e-PAN, Aadhaar-PAN linking and PAN related queries, Assistance in e-Filing and Form 26AS (tax-credit) related queries, Providing Taxpayer Information Series brochures on various topics, available both in e-format and paper format.

Similarly for Virtual Reality Game and Video Car Game conveying the importance of paying Income Tax, to younger age-group visitors, in an engaging manner and NukkadNatak, Quiz shows, Magic shows, live caricature drawing and drawing/painting competitions for children etc. on the themes of taxation and nation-building for the present and future taxpayers visiting the Trade Fair.

 The lounge will also be utilized for obtaining feedback about the problems being faced by the taxpayers. The lounge is, therefore, not only a focused outreach program, but also a platform for exhibiting the service-oriented approach of the Income Tax Department.