I-T to teach pupils why paying tax is important
New Delhi: The income-tax department (I-T) will soon depute its "dynamic officers" to address school students during morning assemblies to make them aware of the benefits of paying tax.
A power point presentation, recounting the history on the concept of taxation and its relevance in this day and age, will be used to disseminate information. Batches of students, particularly from convent and public schools, would be brought to the I-T offices across the country for a closer interaction. Every I-T commissioner has been asked to look for one such young and dynamic officer under his charge who will be responsible to visit the schools to talk to children during morning assemblies. This is part of the central action plan as envisaged for 2011-12.
"Visits to I-T offices should be organized with batches of 20 to 25 students in the age group of 16-18 years," according to the proposal by the Central Board of Direct Taxes. TNN