Stressing that the officials at different levels were engaged in redressing genuine grievances of the assessees swiftly, Income Tax officials appealed to chartered accountants (CAs) to impress upon their clients to pay taxes on time and avoid notices and interest payments.
At an outreach programme organised here on Friday for the “Advance Tax Payers” by the Non-Corporate Range I Madurai, its Joint Commissioner V. Sreedevi said that sustained monitoring and campaigns had fetched the desired results for the government.
“With the tax collections, the people are benefited as the money collected is distributed in the form of laying good roads among other basic amenities. Hence, by paying tax properly and promptly, it helps in the overall development of the society.”
She said that there were about 8,500 corporate assessees in Madurai, 9.5 lakh assessees under the non-corporate range I and another 3.5 lakh assessees in non-corporate range II covering Madurai, Karaikudi, Ramanathapuram, Theni, Dindigul and others.
The senior officer said that the gross IT collections had increased by 13% in Madurai and sought the support of the CAs in building a strong economy.
Deputy Commissioner S. Santa Soruban said that they had accorded the highest priority to grievances redressal of the assessees. Appreciating the CAs, who played the catalyst role, he said that teething issues in the system would be rectified, wherever possible, after taking them with the senior officers in the department.