7600 more TRPs to be appointed

The IT department plans to appoint at least one trained personnel in every district of the country. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex policy-making body of the tax department, has decided to enlarge the ambit of the 2006 Tax Return Preparer Scheme (TRPS) by making the service “digital” and covering all the 708 districts of the country by appointing 7600 additional experts whose services will be available on mobile application.

“It is proposed to provide sufficient number of Tax Return Prepares (TRPs) in every district by scaling up of number of TRPs from a total 5,400 to 13,000 in the country,” according to an I-T Document.