Tawang, – The office of the Commissioner Income Tax(TDS) in the north east region, Guwahati, organized a one-day outreach programme on Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) for the treasury officers and Drawing and Disbursing officers of various departments in Tawang district. The event took place on 23rd May 2023 at the conference hall of the DC office in Tawang.
Chaired by Commissioner Income Tax(TDS) Guwahati, C Deepak Singh, the outreach programme saw the presence of Addl. DC Tawang, Rinchin Leta, MS Bordoloi, DCIT, other ITOs from Guwahati, Itanagar, and Dharmender Inspector of Income Tax, as well as the treasury officers and Drawing and Disbursing officers from various departments in Tawang district.
During his address to the participants, Commissioner IT Guwahati, C Deepak Singh, highlighted India’s economic achievements, stating that India had become the fifth largest economy in the world, surpassing Britain. He emphasized India’s status as one of the fastest-growing economies, with the goal of achieving a five trillion dollar economy in the near future. Singh also mentioned India’s second largest standing army, second largest network connectivity, largest railway network in Asia, and second largest in the world. He emphasized India’s potential in the manufacturing and education sectors, as well as its growth in the field of information technology.
Commissioner Singh urged the participants to ensure that the correct revenue reaches the government for developmental activities, as the wheels of development depend on sufficient revenues. He emphasized the importance of collecting what is due to the government as per the law, and highlighted the role of the DDOs (Drawing and Disbursing officers) in collecting TDS under the Income Tax Act of 1961. Quoting the Dalai Lama, Singh emphasized the importance of leading a useful life and ensuring equal opportunities for all citizens.
Manishankar Bordoloi, Deputy Commissioner Income Tax Guwahati, spoke about the roles and responsibilities of DDOs in TDS deduction. He mentioned that income tax deduction could be challenging to understand, quoting Albert Einstein, but clarified that the process had become much easier with technological advancements. Bordoloi explained that TDS was a method of collecting income tax and provided detailed information on tax deductions and the submission of returns through a PowerPoint presentation.
The forum allowed for further discussion, during which officers had the opportunity to address their doubts regarding income tax and TDS. The visiting officers provided clarifications and cleared any concerns raised.
Earlier, the Finance and Accounts officer of the DC office Tawang, Choikyong Tsering, extended a warm welcome and expressed gratitude to the visiting officers for conducting this important outreach meeting/seminar in Tawang.
The programme concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Iqbal Syed, income tax officer from Itanagar.