प्रधान मुख्य आयकर आयुक्त मध्य प्रदेश ,छत्तीसगढ़
PRINCIPAL CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh

Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh Income Tax Free Legal Services Cell (MPCGITFLSC)

Introduction


Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh Income Tax Free Legal Services Cell (MPCGITFLSC) is an effort to provide legal aid and assistance to the needy, marginalized and weaker sections of the society. Income Tax Department is not only an Enforcement department of the Government but it is also a Service Department, which helps tax payers in discharging their legal obligations. It is the Department, which people expect to be just and fair department to discharge justice. Approaching the Income Tax Department is itself a daunting task, in view of the today's complicated legal system and exorbitant legal fees. Therefore government is trying to simplify the procedure every year.

Sometimes taxpayers feel left out and aggrieved, in their effort to seek justice from the Department. In order to remove this feeling of being deprived, on grounds of lack of funds, social or economical backwardness or any other reason such as disability, old age factors, the concept of providing legal aid through MPCGITFLSC is envisioned to provide free legal aid to the eligible taxpayers. It will not only help the aggrieved taxpayers but also certainly reduce the litigation matters and enhance the image of the Income Tax Department by resolving the disputed issues and other grievances.

Free Legal service

It may be mentioned here that, the eligible taxpayer who has been granted legal aid by Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh Free Legal Services Committee (MPCGITFLSC) need not to pay any fee to any official of MPCGITFLSC or to the Advocate or Authorized Representative concerned, to whom his/her case is marked, for filing Petition before any Income Tax Authority.

Eligibility Criterion for the Person willing to avail Free Income Tax legal Services

The taxpayer who is found eligible by MPCGITFLSC shall be entitled to free legal services under Income Tax Act, If that taxpayer is-

a. Having annual income of less than R. 5.00.000

b. Member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe

c. A woman or a child or a widow or a Senior Citizen (In specific cases)

d. A person of disability as defined in clause (i) of section 2 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full participation) Act 1995 (1 of 1996)

e. An industrial workman or salaried employee of any organization or retired salaried employee including serving and retired personnel from armed forces

f. A tax exempt organization or Society or Trust

g. A religious or charitable organization

h. A loss making assessee or BIFR company

i. Any other person(s) considered by the executive committee on the ground of hardship.

Legal Services not be provided in certain cases


(a) Proceedings wholly or partly in respect of a person charged with penal or prosecution proceedings for willful tax evasion.

(b) Proceedings incidental to any of the above proceedings.

(c) Proceedings in respect of cases where the demand raised is more than Rs. 2,00,000/-.

Registration of The Panelists: CA/Advocates/ITP/Retired Income Tax Personnel

A. A separate form is made available to all volunteers joining the panel to provide free legal service under MPCGITFLSC. All such volunteers are required to fill the entire column correctly and submit to the executive company for its registration.

B. Before registration in the panel, the Executive Committee shall ensure that the track record of the members who are willing to render free legal aid is above board and there is nothing adverse against such member.

C. The Executive Committee shall review the panel yearly/half yearly as deemed fit, on the basis of usefulness/services rendered by such member of the paneL

D. If any adverse thing is noted during the year against any panel member, the Executive Committee shall have power to remove such member from the panel without assigning any reason and the decision of the Executive Committee shall be final and is not appealable before any court of law/ authority.

E. he feedback about the services rendered by the member of the panel should be taken from the taxpayer who has been given the free legal aid.

F. The Executive Committee shall meet once in a month/quarter or on such occasion as decided by the Chairman of the Executive Committee. The routine matters can be decided by the executive committee by circulation.

Details Notes of MPCGITFLSC


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