Nitin Gupta appointed as Chairman of CBDT

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IRS Nitin Gupta has been appointed as the new chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) by the Government of India.

  • Nitin Gupta will succeed Sangeeta Singh who was given the additional charge of CBDT chief after the retirement of JB Mohapatra on 30 April 2022.

  • Nitin Gupta is a 1986 batch IRS officer.

  • Nitin Gupta has been working as Member (Investigation) in CBDT since September 2021.

  • About Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)-

  • CBDT i.e. Central Board of Direct Taxes is a part of the Department of Revenue in the Ministry of Finance.

  • CBDT is empowered by the Board of Revenue Act 1963.

  • CBDT provides necessary inputs for direct tax policies and schemes in India. Also it is responsible for the administration of direct tax laws through the Income Tax Department.

  • All matters relating to direct taxes in India were entrusted to the Central Board of Direct Taxes with effect from 1 January 1964.

  • The CBDT is headed by the Chairman and can have six members, who are of the rank of Special Secretary.

  • It is the administrative body for the Income Tax Department.

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