New System Of Faceless Assessment And Appeal:
The Finance Secretary has said that the new system of faceless assessment and appeal would help bring down tax disputes substantially.
Tax Disputes (Data):
- As per official data, the amount involved in tax disputes was over Rs. 11 lakh crore in FY19-end, up 23% over a year-ago.
- Since India has a very high number of tax litigations, the resolution times are significantly higher, involving time and cost (on the part of the government as well as taxpayers).
Initiatives Taken to Reduce Tax Disputes:
- Dispute Resolution Committee
- Faceless Assessment and Appeal
- Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme