The CBDT has announced that Ms. Anita Kapur, former Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes, who retired from government service on 30.11.2015, has been appointed ‘Adviser on Tax Reforms’ on contract basis with effect from 01.12.2015 for a period of six months or earlier, as may be decided by the Government. Her terms of reference are set out.
Appointment of Adviser on Tax Reforms
The Government has appointed Ms. Anita Kapur, former Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes, who retired from the government service on 30.11.2015, as Adviser on Tax Reforms on contract basis with effect from 01.12.2015 for a period of six months or earlier, as may be decided by the Government on the following Terms of Reference:
Terms of Reference
i. To advise the Revenue Department on important files referred to the Adviser by the Department
ii. To examine various suggestions received for bold tax reforms in the light of hard data and likely implications as present her view to Revenue Department
iii. To help the Committee set up recently under the Chairmanship of Justice R.V. Easwar(Retd.) for re-drafting of certain sections of the Income Tax Act; and
iv. To present the Government suo moto her views on certain policy matters relating to direct taxation
2. After her retirement, the duties and responsibilities of the post of Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes shall be discharged by Shri A.K.jain, Member, CBDT in addition to his own duties, till further orders.