Faceless Jurisdiction of Income- tax Authorities Scheme, 2022  आय-कर प्राधिकारियों की पहचानविहीन अधिकारिता स्कीम, 2022

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
(CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 28th March, 2022

S.O. 1400(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 130 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme, namely:-

Faceless Jurisdiction of Income- tax Authorities Scheme
1. Short title and commencement.— (1) This Scheme may be called the Faceless Jurisdiction of Income- tax Authorities Scheme, 2022.

(2) It shall come into force with effect from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Definitions.–– (1) In this Scheme, unless the context otherwise requires, ––

(a) ―Act‖ means the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961);

(b) ―automated allocation‖ means an algorithm for randomised allocation of cases, by using suitable technological tools, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, with a view to optimise the use of resources;

(2) words and expressions used herein and not defined, but defined in the Act, shall have the meaning respectively assigned to them in the Act.

3. Scope, Powers and Performance of functions of income-tax authorities. –– For the purpose of this Scheme, ––

(a) the exercise of all or any or the powers and performance of all or any of the functions conferred on, or, as the case may be, assigned to income-tax authorities, by or under the Act as referred to in section 120 of the Act; or

(b) vesting the jurisdiction with the Assessing Officer as referred to in section 124 of the Act, shall be in a faceless manner, through automated allocation, in accordance with and to the extent provided in––

(i) section 144B of the Act with reference to making faceless assessment of total income or loss of assessee;

(ii) the Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2021 notified under sub-sections (6B) and (6C) of section 250 of the Act with reference to the disposal of appeals;

(iii) the Faceless Penalty Scheme, 2021 notified under sub-sections (2A) and (2B) of section 274 of the Act with reference to imposition of penalty under Chapter XXI of the Act;

(iv) the e-Verification Scheme, 2021 notified under sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 135A of the Act with reference to the calling for of information under section 133 of the  Act, collecting certain information under section 133B of the Act, or calling for information by prescribed authority under section 133C of the Act, or exercise of power to inspect register of companies under section 134, or exercise of power of Assessing Officer under section 135 of the Act;

(v) the e-Settlement Scheme, 2021 notified under sub-sections (11) and (12) of section 245D of the Act with reference to the settlement of pending applications by the interim Board;

(vi) the e-advance rulings Scheme, 2022 notified under sub-sections (9) and (10) of section 245R of the Act with reference to dispute resolution for persons or class of persons, as specified by the Board, who may opt for dispute resolution under the Chapter XIX-AA of the Act with reference to dispute arising from any variation in the specified order fulfilling the specified conditions.

[Notification No. 15/2022/F. No. 370142/13/2022-TPL]
SHEFALI SINGH, Under Secy.


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