Kupwara : An income tax Awareness Programme for Drawing, Disbursing Officers and local business men was organised by Income Tax Department in collaboration with District Adminstration Kupwara today at Meeting Hall of DC Office Kupwara which was presided over by Principal Commisioner, of Income Tax Srinagar, MP Singh in presence of the Deputy Commisioner Kupwara, Ms. Ayushi Sudan.
Speaking on the ocasion, Principal Commisioner Income Tax said that the awareness programme at Kupwara was held to sensitize the DDOs, employees, People and business men about the importance of tax paying.
Regarding the event, the Principal Commisioner said that aim of such awareness programmes is reaching out to tax payers, business fraternity, DDOs, government employees, etc., to sensitize them and make them aware of their responsibilities and the importance of income tax in the overall scheme of things.
“ The main idea behind this outreach program was to create awareness so that people understand the importance of tax-paying and can file their returns properly,” he said.
MP Singh, enlightened the participants regarding various provisions of the Income Tax Act and Rules and emphasised the role of taxpayers in nation-building by paying taxes voluntarily/ honestly.
He cautioned officers and business fraternity to not to fall prey of tax evasion as the IT department is constantly gathering data and information about tax evasion, and the department is actively pursuing it. It’s important for everyone to realize that in today’s era, banking transactions and real estate dealings are all recorded.
The Principal Commisioner of Income Tax, expressed his gratitude to DC, Kupwara Ms. Ayushi Sudan along with her team, for organising a well attended and impressive outreach programme and making it successful.
Addressing the awareness programme, DC Kupwara highlighted the importance of financial literacy as well as importance of taxes in nation building and infrastructural development.
The programme was attended by ADC Kupwara, Gh.Nabi Bhat, other district officers, Sectoral Officers, Dealing assistants, business men and officials.