The Delhi High Court has upheld the decision of the Income Tax authorities to transfer the tax assessments of Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, and the Aam Aadmi Party from faceless assessment to its central circle. The relevant act in this matter would be the Income Tax Act, 1961.
Faceless assessment was introduced in the Income Tax Act, 1961, as a measure to promote transparency and accountability in the tax assessment process. Under this system, tax assessments are undertaken in a centralised manner, where tax officials across various locations take up assessment work for cases assigned to them randomly.
However, in certain cases, the income tax authorities may need to transfer the assessments to a specific circle to facilitate a more focused investigation.
In this particular case, it appears that the Income Tax authorities have decided to transfer the assessments of Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, and the Aam Aadmi Party from faceless assessment to its central circle.
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