E-portal launched by CBDT for filing complaints regarding tax evasion, benami properties

The Central Board of Direct Taxes, CBDT has launched an automated dedicated e-portal on the e-filing website of the Department to receive and process complaints of tax evasion, foreign undisclosed assets as well as complaints regarding benami properties.

The Ministry of Finance in a statement said that the public can now file a Tax Evasion Petition through a link on the e-filing website of the Department. The facility allows for filing of complaints by persons who are existing PAN and Aadhaar holders as well as for persons having no PAN and Aadhaar. After an OTP based validation process, the complainant can file complaints in respect of violations of the Income- tax , Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Assets and Income) Imposition of Tax Act and Prevention of Benami Transactions Act in three separate forms designed for the purpose.

The Ministry said, upon successful filing of the complaint, the Department will allot a unique number to each complaint and the complainant would be able to view the status of the complaint on the Department’s website. This e-portal is yet another initiative of the Income Tax Department to bring about enhanced ease of interaction with the Department, while strengthening its resolve towards e-governance.