dept to use identity-search software to prevent evasion
Delhi, Jan 27: The Income Tax department is gearing up to
use identity-search technology to manage the swelling data
base of taxpayers, a move that will make tax evasion difficult
and bring to book habitual defaulters.
order to effectively manage the database of taxpayers, the
Director General of Income Tax (Investigation) has invited
bids from companies for developing a software, which can undertake
identity search of taxpayers across the country.
department will use identity-search technologies to map the
profile of tax payer, with all expenditure undertaken by them
during the year. The exercise would also include matching
of names, addresses, dates of birth and Permanent Account
software should be able to manage "about four million
records in pan, around 1 million records from online tax accounting
system and AST (assessment system) and about 4 million records
of external data for each installation, the department said
while inviting bids from companies.
total data volume of taxpayers is expected to be between 10
and 20 million records in each installation, depending on
the location, it said. The challenge the department faces
is to leverage this data successfully to build an integrated
view of a taxpayer`s data for carrying out its various statutory
activities, it added.