Goyal stresses smoothening the tax filing process

The Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Piyush Goyal addressing at the Investiture Ceremony and International Customs Day 2019, in New Delhi on January 25, 2019. The Minister of State for Finance, Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, the Revenue Secretary, Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Union Minister of Finance, Piyush Goyal stressed ont he simplification, transparency and use of latest technology in further easing and smoothening the tax filing process for the stakeholders. He said that it is necessary to make the compliance simpler for the honest tax payers and ensure best use of the money so collected through taxes for the benefit and welfare of the public at large.

He was speaking at an event to mark the occasion of Investiture Ceremony and International Customs Day 2019 organized by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) in New Delhi today. Goyal further said that if all the stakeholders including the Government and the tax payers work together in a straight and ethical manner, there is no reason why India as a nation cannot achieve the rightful place in Comity of Nations.

He suggested that it would be better if the Department like CBIC and CBDT take collective decisions by taking new ideas from it’s Officers to improve the efficiency and image of the concerned Department.It would also make it easier for the CBIC/CBDT to achieve the image of a tax friendly organisation.

The Finance Minister said that the Department should be tax payer friendly and they should have easy access to approach its officers for guidance and both the Department and the tax payers should act as a partner to have a better tax compliance and to improve the overall image of the organisation.

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