India is one of the few countries that have introduced taxpayers charter, with rights also attached to responsibility.
New Delhi. Announcing the issuance of taxpayer charter on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has come to a few countries of the world adopting such a charter. He said that this is a big step in the development journey of the country, in which the balance of duties and rights of taxpayers and tax department were balanced. The Prime Minister announced at the inauguration of the "Pardashi Taxation - Honor of Honest" platform through video conferencing that this charter promises fair, courteous and rational treatment of taxpayers. He said that our tax system was in the era of slavery. It developed after independence. There were occasional reforms in this, but its original character remained the same in which the relationship between the tax payer and the tax department was doubtful.
Modi said that taking and giving taxes is also a right and an obligation. The taxpayer contributes to nation building, his tax will develop the country. The government develops basic facilities for taxpayers with the same money. The tax authorities in the taxpayer charter will trust the taxpayer and will not suspect anyone without reason. Where there is doubt, there will be exemption of appeal. Modi said that responsibility is associated with rights. It is both responsibility to pay and to pay tax. He said that it is also the responsibility of the government to make good use of the tax payer's pie pie. Modi said that his government has taken all steps to make the tax system transparent and simple. In the last six years, the number of people filing returns has increased by 25 million. But the Prime Minister regretted that in a country with a population of 130 crores, only 1.5 crore people pay income tax. He said that this number is very less. There is a need to introspect on this.