The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched SMS Alert Service for about 2.5 crore private and Government salaried employees in order to directly inform them about the deposit of tax deducted at the end of every quarter.
Finance Minister said that the tax payers have a right to know the deductions made from their salary/income on regular basis. He said that more and more tax payer services have to be provided in order to make the people tax complaint.
He stressed on the Government's commitment towards continuously upgrading tax payer services.
This move is a new step by the Income Tax Department to directly communicate deposit of tax deducted, through SMS alerts to salaried taxpayers, at the end of every quarter.
Tax payers can raise the issue in case of mismatch. They can contact their deductor for necessary correction.
Simultaneously, SMS alerts will also be sent to deductors who have either failed to deposit taxes deducted or to e-file their TDS returns by the due date, the press release said.
All taxpayers who wish to receive such SMS alerts are advised to update their mobile numbers in their e-filing account.