CBDT launches SMS Alert Service on TDS to Salaried persons

The Income Tax Department has introduced the service of sending SMS alerts to the tax payers when their tax deducted at source. The new service was launched by the Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday. The service will be available to the salaried persons on a monthly basis. This is with an aim to make the salaried class updated on TDS and to avoid litigations and double payment of tax among the tax payers.

“By the new service, the tax payers can match the office salary slip and the SMS and at the end of the financial year be clear about any possible tax dues.”- Jaitley said.

According to reliable source, the service will be extended to 44 million non-salaried tax payers.

CBDT Chair person Rani Singh Nair said the Department is encouraging people to register their mobile number on the e-filing website. Initially, the tax payers will receive a welcome message from CBDT informing them about the SMS facility. On receipt of this message, the assessee would be sent message informing them about heir TDS. In case of any mismatch, they can clarify it with their deductor.

The deductors too will receive SMS alerts on failure to file TDS returns or payment oftaxes deducted.