In furtherance of Income Tax Department’s commitment towards providing better tax payer services, the Income Tax Department, New Delhi has organized a special camp to facilitate filing of returns of salaried and pensioner assessees at Hall no. 12 & 12A, Pragati Maidan from 28th to 31st July. The camp was today inaugurated by Shri Prakash Chandra, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes.
In Delhi, the seat of jurisdiction over these assesses is at Mayur Bhawan. As maximum returns are received around the due date, special counters for receiving returns were also set up at Mayur Bhawan from 21st to 27th July, 2011. There has been a steady increase in no. of returns received over the past years. The number of returns received for the year 2010-11 was 720561 as compared to 702752 returns received for the year 2009-10. Therefore the number of counters at Mayur Bhawan was also increased this year to avoid long queues.
The counters at Pragati Maidan will remain open on Saturday and Sunday (i.e. 30th & 31st July, 2011) as well . Furthermore, 31st July being the due date for filing of returns, the counters will remain open till 8:00 p.m. on that date.
There are special facilities for senior citizens and differently able persons. Separate counters have been set up for them at Pragati Maidan and their returns will also be received at Mayur Bhawan as well during
28th to 31st July.
To further facilitate the assessees, the following measures are taken:
• AC environment
• Setting up of enquiry counters, help desks etc.
• Facility for PAN enquiry and PAN forms
• Availability of tax return preparers
• Facility for payment of tax
• Other utilities such as provision of photocopying, free emergency medical services etc.