The theme of the Taxpayers’ Lounge this year would follow the theme of IITF 2015 i.e. ‘Make in India’ and aims to generate awareness in the public about the various taxpayer-friendly initiatives taken by the Department. Besides it, various tax payers services would also be provided at the Taxpayers’ Lounge for the benefit of people at large including e-filing of returns, viewing of tax credit through 26AS, applications for PAN and services of Tax Return Preparers among others. Services delivered at Ayakar Seva Kendras (ASK) will also be showcased to the public. The Lounge will also highlight the contribution of taxes and the Income Tax Department to nation building. Activities such as Nukkad Natak, Drawing Competition and Quiz Contest will be carried-out to engage with school children and youth, who are potential taxpayers of the future. The Lounge will also feature live caricatures by Shri B. Sajiv, Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax.
The Taxpayers’ Lounge will be inaugurated at Hall 12, Pragati Maidan on 14th November, 2015 at 4.00 pm by Ms. Anita Kapur, Chairperson,Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in the presence of senior officials of CBDT and the Income Tax Department.