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Huge rush at Pragati Maidan counters

By Our Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI, OCT. 30. In keeping with the Income Tax Department's slogan -- "File Smile & Go" -- coined for the ongoing special camp at Pragati Maidan here, a large number of taxpayers thronged the venue for the third consecutive day today to file their returns. The camp, being organised for salaried taxpayers, pensioners and senior citizens, will conclude on Sunday. On November 1, returns will be accepted only at the Department's Mayur Bhawan office.

The Income Tax Department has set up almost 150 counters in Hall No. 8 which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Taxpayers can also apply for Permanent Account Number (PAN), Trade Identification Number (TIN) and shop for tax-related books. Another interesting feature of the camp is the presence of a large number of executives belonging to various banks and insurance companies who are wooing visitors to apply for various schemes, credit cards and insurance policies.

For the convenience of taxpayers, the Income Tax Department has put up hoardings informing taxpayers on which counter to approach for filing their returns. These hoardings also contain information about various ranges, circles and wards, and their corresponding counters. Special counters have been set up for senior citizens and pensioners (assesses not having income from business or profession and having their offices or residing in Delhi) who are also being given on-the-spot refunds.

The Department has also set up separate counters for general inquiry and for queries related to jurisdiction and PAN, besides providing forms and challans to taxpayers. Two photocopy machines have also been put up at the venue to provide free service to all visitors. Adequate security arrangements have also been made and water trolleys stationed to provide free water.

During the day today, over 30,000 taxpayers, a majority of them employed in private concerns, filed their returns. With Sunday being the last day of the camp, a huge rush is expected at Pragati Maidan for which adequate arrangements have been made.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has urged the Union Finance Minister and the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to extend the last date for filing of income tax returns to November 30.

Stating that the Confederation had received requests from various traders' organisation across the country, the CAIT general secretary, Praveen Khandelwal, said this year a large number of Muslim traders were on Haj pilgrimage and also due to the festive season, commercial activities were at their peak these days.

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