Senior IRS officer Anita Kapur is tipped to be the new chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex authority of the Income Tax department.
Kapur, a 1978-batch officer of the Income Tax cadre, is currently serving as Member of Legislation and Computerisation and Income Tax in the CBDT.
She is expected to take over the new charge on November 1 after incumbent Chairman K V Chowdary retires on October 31, a senior official said.
She will be in office till November next year.
The CBDT has six members apart from the Chairman and is the apex body for framing policy and administrative issues related to direct taxes and the Income Tax department.