Challenges of Indian Tax Administration

Every tax administration throughout the world collects taxes from its taxpayers in order togarner resources for the government’s public expenditure. Naturally, this process becomes easier for the tax administration if the taxpayers willingly and voluntarily comply with their obligations under the country’s tax code. In enhancing taxpayers’ level of voluntary compliance, three factors play a very important role – certainty about the tax to be paid (it
relates to the ability to determine without any ambiguity, the tax payable on any transaction since ambiguity adds to the cost of compliance), the convenience to pay it (the means and methods using which the taxpayer can pay his share of tax to the government with minimum compliance cost), and the attitude of the tax administration which drives both of these (helpful, unobtrusive and non-adversarial).