New online system launched for non-resident taxpayers

 The International Tax Wing of the Income Tax Department, Bengaluru, on Wednesday launched two online services aimed to help non-resident taxpayers.

The services include issuance of TDS certificates for non-resident taxpayers and for issuing of NoC to non-resident ships and their agents. These services will help non-resident taxpayers file their applications for TDS online besides tracking their status.

After launching the new services, Principal Chief Commissioner (Karnataka and Goa region) Nutan Wodeyar said that an online initiative is a big step in the taxpayers' services area.

“The facility may also be used by a company which makes payment to its employees abroad. Resident companies planning to make payments to parties outside the country could also use the online facility. The other online application process facility launched pertains to the issue of NoC to non-resident ships and their agents. “Every cargo ship leaving any port in India requires an NoC certificate issued by the I-T Department assessing officer stationed in the port city.

The online system allows ships or agents to upload applications online. This will be a one-time measure and applies for every voyage separately. The application can be filed before the ship is anchored in any port in Karnataka, Goa and Kerala region, Mangaluru, Kochi and Panaji,'' an official said adding that in both the online systems, any required document can be scanned and uploaded. The online windows for both the services can be accessed at the website – http://www.incometaxbengaluru.in

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