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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Income Tax Department Action Against Not Filing Tax Returns 2013

Income Tax Department Action Against Not Filing Tax Returns 2013

IN A stern warning to those not paying taxes, the Income Tax Department on Monday said it was sending letters to 35,170 PAN card holders in the first phase for not filing returns and would take appropriate follow up action. There are over 12 lakh PAN (Permanent Account Number) holders who had not filed Income Tax returns, the Department said, adding it had set up a nodal cell to monitor such cases.
"In the first batch, letters arc being sent to 35,170 PAN holders by the Directorate of Intelligence and Criminal Investigation...There will be online monitoring system to ensure follow-up action and track return filing and tax payment of the target segment." it said. The high priority cases for action have been identified on the basis of specific 148 codes of information available in Annual Information Returns (AIRs), Central Information Branch (CIB) data and TDS/TCS returns. The exercise also lakes into account the Cash Transaction Reports of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)-India. The Department said that it had identified "target segment of 12,19,832 non-filers linked to more than 4.7 crore information records. Rule base algorithms have been used to identify high priority cases for follow-up and monitoring".
The letters, which have been sent to 35,170 PAN holders, contain summary of information about financial transactions along with customised response sheet with a view to know why person has not filed IT returns. Revenue Secretary Sumit Bose earlier had warned thai there was no advantage of suppressing true income or avoiding payment of Income Tax.

1 comment:

Sam said...

What is most severe action they may take?

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