Document Identification Number
Documents without DIN shall be treated as invalid.
Document Identification Number (DIN) is a unique number which is mandatory for every tax payer to communicate with the income tax (IT) department of India.
In the Finance Act, 2010, a new Section 282B was inserted for the allotment of DIN.
The I-T department will allot DIN on each incoming or outgoing communication so that no one can deny its existence. However, the I-T department needs to have the requisite infrastructure and facilities in place before it can cover the gamut of services mentioned in Section 282B on a pan-India basis.
Uses of DIN Number
- Notice to IT Department
- Order to IT Department
- letter to IT Department
- Claiming Refunds
- Tax-related correspondence
- Error-Free Filing of Income Tax Returns
How to Obtain a DIN number ?
The number will be issued IT department & the Aayakar Sampark Kendras.
The law will help in bringing more transparency in tax administration as the whole exercise involves a number of documents and proformas.