The Government has recently formed Faceless Penalty Scheme 2021
The CBDT vide Order F.No.187/4/2021-ITA-I dated January 20, 2021 assigned certain penalty cases initiated under IT Act to National Faceless Penalty Centre as per Para 3 of the Faceless Penalty Scheme, 2021 (“Scheme”) for disposal of penalty cases under the Scheme.
In exercise of powers conferred under Para 3 of the Scheme hereby directs that all the penalty cases initiated under the Income-tax Act, 1961, pending as well initiated subsequently, is assigned to the National Faceless Penalty Centre to be disposed by the National Faceless Assessment Centre (read as NeAC) in accordance with order under para 4 of the Scheme, dated 20.01.2021 (F.No 187/3/2020-ITA-I), except provided as hereunder:-
- Penalty proceedings in cases assigned to Central Charges;
- Penalty proceedings in cases assigned to International Tax Charges; and
- Penalty proceedings arising in TDS charges.