No.402/92/2006- MC (05 of 2008) Government of India / Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes New Delhi dated the 23rd January 2008 PRESS RELEASE
The optional scheme of electronic payment of taxes for income-tax payers was introduced in 2004. With a view to expand the scope of electronic payment of taxes, it is proposed to make the scheme mandatory for the following categories of tax-payers:- 1. All corporate assesses; 2. All assesses (other than company) to whom provisions of section 44AB of the Income Tax Act are applicable 2. The scheme of mandatory electronic payment of taxes for income-tax payers is proposed to be made applicable from 1st April, 2008. 3. Tax-payers can make electronic payment of taxes through the internet banking facility offered by the authorized banks. They will also be provided with an option to make electronic payment of taxes through internet by way of credit or debit cards.