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Few words about Income Tax Offices in India:
CBDT or the Central Board for Direct Taxes works under the Department of Revenue which is a division of the Ministry of Finance. The primary task of CBDT is to collect direct taxes in the form of income tax from individuals, sole-proprietor and partnership firms, private and public companies, etc. To provide estimates every year for the policy and planning for direct taxes to the Ministry of Finance is the secondary task. It was established as a statutory authority under the Central Board of Revenue Act of 1963. The officials of CBDT when performing their duties as levying and collection of direct taxes are considered to represent the ministry of Finance in their capacity.
The Central Board of Revenue, today was established in 1924. At that time the Board was responsible for the collection both direct and indirect taxes. But as the time passed , the Board was incapable of handling two types of taxes at the same time. A division of responsibility for the collection of direct and indirect taxes was felt which gave rise to two boards namely The Central Board for Direct Taxes and the Central Board for Excise and Customs with effect from 1-1-1964 under the Central Board of Revenue Act of 1963.
Offices Of Income Tax Departments in States are as follows: