The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has launched an automated dedicated e-portal on the e-filing website of the Department to receive and process complaints of tax evasion, foreign undisclosed assets as well as complaints regarding benami properties, said CBDT on Tuesday.
Ministry of Finance in a statement said that the public can now file a Tax Evasion Petition through a link on the e-filing website of the Department. The facility allows for filing of complaints by persons who are existing PAN and Aadhaar holders as well as for persons having no PAN and Aadhaar. After an OTP based validation process, the complainant can file complaints in respect of violations of the Income- tax, Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Assets and Income) Imposition of Tax Act and Prevention of Benami Transactions Act in three separate forms designed for the purpose.
The Department will allot a unique number to each complaint. The complainant will be able to view the status on its website.
This step has been towards e-governance and encouraging participation of citizens as stakeholders in curbing tax evasion, according to an official statement.