Hyderabad: Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan today called for ease of filing returns for senior citizens.
Speaking at the 158th Income Tax Day Celebrations here today, the Governor said the e-filing of Returns is easy for the youngsters of the new generation, but the senior citizens, who are at a loss navigating the online sites, need some assistance. Some sort of substitution should be provided to senior citizens/for people who are not computer literate. Trained officers should be there to help them, he opined. “Income Tax provides a societal role in governance. All the time we blame the government for not doing or doing some things. But, by paying Income Tax, society participates in governance. Building various infrastructures requires money, and with Income Tax we all become partners in governance”, he opined.
The Governor said there are wrong perceptions amongst people on Income Tax. Many people want to pay taxes voluntarily not coerced. He said the IT department works under difficult circumstances but was doing a wonderful job. IT department is the growth engine for the country. It is the flag bearer for the economic growth of the country, the Governor said.
Earlier, Shyam Prasad Choudhury, IRS, Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, AP and TS said the target for the current financial year was Rs.10,13,000 crore. Rs 60,845 crore was the target collection for the region. “This target is set against the collection of Rs 49,775 crore during the previous year.
N. Baijendra Kumar, IAS, CMD, NMDC; Satish K. Reddy, Chairman, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd; Dr Ramachandra N. Galla, Chairman, Amara Raja Batteries Ltd; V. Udaya Bhaskar, CMD, Bharat Dynamics Ltd. and others including lawyers, CAs, Tax payers, IT department officials attended the celebrations. (NSS)