Nirmala Sitharaman reprimanded CBDT and CBIC on complaints of taxpayers, gave these necessary instructions

Taxpayers India News Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday reprimanded the CBDT and CBIC. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today slammed the tax boards for allegedly not paying heed to the complaints of taxpayers and directed them to reserve Saturday for hearing of complaints by the tax officers.

Know what is the reason

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave the above response to a question related to tax cuts during the post-Budget discussion here. Muralidhar Rao, General Manager and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Karnataka Bank had sought to clarify the position regarding certain provisions of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act and direct tax deductions. On this question, even before answering the officials of the tax boards, Nirmala Sitharaman intervened and said that I am curious to know whether the officers of CBIC and CBDT are present here? Do you keep in touch with your taxpayer? These are not questions on which the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance should sit here and clarify the situation. This is of working boards.

Know what is the reason

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave the above response to a question related to tax cuts during the post-Budget discussion here. Muralidhar Rao, General Manager and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Karnataka Bank had sought to clarify the position regarding certain provisions of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act and direct tax deductions. On this question, even before answering the officials of the tax boards, Nirmala Sitharaman intervened and said that I am curious to know whether the officers of CBIC and CBDT are present here? Do you keep in touch with your taxpayer? These are not questions on which the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance should sit here and clarify the situation. This is of working boards.

CBDT and CBIC keep Saturdays empty

At the same time, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that I will now ask CBDT and CBIC to keep Saturday free and talk with taxpayers and clarify the situation on all important points. He directed the officers of Central Board of Direct Taxes i.e. CBDT and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs i.e. CBIC to discuss with the taxpayers the loopholes in the tax laws and necessary amendments in the policies. This will help in preparing necessary tax amendments in the Finance Bill. He said that most of the questions asked in this discussion program on the budget are related to tax boards, while both the boards are fully competent to deal with them.