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December 14, 2021

Know all Faceless Assessment Procedural aspects

by CA Shivam Jaiswal in Income Tax

Know all Faceless Assessment Procedural aspects

Ensuring Communication

How to ensure seamless communication in Faceless Assessment procedure?

Answer: To ensure seamless communication, make sure that:

  1. Your e-mail ID and phone number provided to the Income Tax Department are latest and in use.
  2. You access the e-filing portal http://www.incometax.gov.in regularly.

Issue of Mandatory Notices & Obligation to reply

How would I know that my case has been picked up for Faceless Assessment?

Answer: You will receive a notice u/s 142(1) along with a questionnaire on the e-filing portal and registered e-mail account, which must be replied to within the specified time.

Can I request for adjournment and seek further time to file my reply to the notices received?

Answer: Adjournment may be sought sparingly and only in the event of unavoidable/insurmountable difficulties.

What if the Assessment Unit requires further information after I have filed my reply to the notice u/s 143(2) of Income-tax Act, 1961 ?

Answer: You would have either received a notice u/s143(2) of Income-tax Act, 1961or would be receiving such a notice on the e-filing portal and registered e-mail account. You are required to file your response to this notice.

Final opportunity & hearing through VC

Can I avail a hearing before passing of final assessment order?

Answer: Hearing through video conferencing can be availed only after filing written submissions in response to the show cause notice and the draft assessment order.

How can I avail hearing through video conferencing after filing written submissions?

Answer: To avail hearing through video conferencing after filing written submissions, please use the VC tab on the e-filing portal.

Consequences of not replying

What will happen if I fail to respond or not reply, completely and timely to the notice received?

Answer: Failure to respond or not reply, completely and timely, may result in passing of best judgement assessment.

Will I be given a final opportunity before issue of final assessment order?

Answer: Before issuing the final assessment order, a show cause notice along with a draft assessment order will be issued, which must be replied to within the specified time.

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