The Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Karnataka & Goa Region, exercises jurisdiction over the State of Karnataka and Goa. There are five Chief Commissioners of Income Tax and one Director General of Income Tax (Inv.) for the entire region of Karnataka and Goa. The Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax is based at Bengaluru. Besides the Pr.CCIT, four Chief Commissioners of Income Tax and a Director General of Income Tax (Inv.) are based in the metropolitan city of Bengaluru . The other Chief Commissioner of Income Tax is stationed at Panaji.
The Principal Chief Commissioner of Income tax stationed at Bengaluru is the Cadre Controlling Authority of the Region and has the jurisdiction over the region. The other Chief Commissioners of Income Tax have distinct territorial jurisdiction. The Director General of Income Tax (Inv.) has jurisdiction over the Investigation Directorate entrusted with the task of carrying out Search and Seizure operations and monitoring assessment of search cases in Central Circles.
Karnataka & Goa Region is the 2nd highest contributor to Income-Tax Revenue in the country
The Income-Tax Department is making every effort to make the process of filing tax returns easy and convenient. It is also publishing the necessary information to make the mechanics/functioning of department clear and transparent. Information related to span of control, office addresses, tax related information, circulars, Notification of Jurisdictions etc. have been made available for public access. This is to enable the taxpayers to know the hierarchy of the officials, file tax returns and access latest news from the Ministry. Various tenders are also publicized to maintain the transparency
The Income Tax Department trusts the tax payers and most of the taxes have been contributed voluntarily by the people of Karnataka-Goa Region. The Department is committed to constantly improve the standards of key services to the taxpayers. Aayakar Seva Kendra (ASK), a single window facility for taxpayers for filing all applications for services & redressal of grievances including paper returns is one of the major steps towards achieving Vision of the Department.