Govt mulls revenue dept restructuring; CBIC, CBDT to focus on collection

The government is planning to restructure the revenue department, following administrative reforms such as faceless assessment and appeals in direct taxes and customs.  People in the know said the government was examining measures like the strengthening of the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB). One option being explored is placing the intelligence and investigation units of both the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) under the CEIB. “Discussions over the restructuring exercise have been taking place.....

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