Document Identification Number Introduced

Central Board of Direct Taxes intoduced DIN in November 2010.

Nov 29, 2010 20:07 IST
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The Indian Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in November 2010 introduced unique Document identification number (DIN). DIN was introduced on the lines of PAN and TAN. The DIN generated by the I-T department and will be useful for error-free filing of tax returns, claiming refunds and other communication with the department by the assesses. DIN will be handed out by Aykar Sampark Kendras. Section 282B of the Income Tax Act that deals with DIN specifies that unless the document sent to the tax authority does not bear the computer generated number, it will be treated as invalid by tax authorities. DIN aims at bringing more transparency in tax administration as the whole exercise involves a number of documents and proformas.