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Income Tax Department Sends Letters to Another Batch of 35,000 Non-Filers to File Returns and Pay Taxes Thereon; Letters Issued in 2,45,000 Cases So Far

As part of a massive exercise to identify high risk non-filers of Income Tax returns and ask them to file returns and pay taxes thereon, the Income Tax Department has sent letters to another batch of 35,000 non-filers this week. These persons were part of around 12 lakh non-filers identified by the Department by mining its database. With this latest batch, the Department has now issued letters in 2,45,000 cases.

In order to contact the taxpayers, who have shifted their address or have refused to receive the letter, the help of field formations in being sought. The assessing officers posted all over the country have been supplied the details of such taxpayers on an online monitoring system. The assessing officers have been asked to contact the taxpayer and persuade them file their return and pay due taxes.

As a result of this exercise, 3,44,365 returns have been received from the target segment. Such persons have also paid self assessment tax amounting to Rs 577 crore and advance tax of Rs. 408 crore. The Income Tax Department plans to pursue such cases vigorously to spread the message that while the Department is improving its taxpayer services to facilitate honest taxpayers, it also has the will to go after recalcitrant taxpayers. This exercise will continue till all potential non-filers are covered.

The Department now proposes to extend this exercise to persons who have conducted high value transactions during F.Y. 2010-11 and F.Y. 2011-12. It is also developing a dedicated module on the e-filing portal which will give details of returns not filed, ITR-V not submitted, demand not paid etc to individual taxpayer. The taxpayer can post his comments so that situation on such issues is crystallised. This will be one more step towards greater transparency and minimizing the grievance of tax payers.



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  1. S PRAKASH says:

    really good.The honest tax payers are happy.But kindly stop wrong adjustments from CPC and demand notices to honest tax payers.But it is suprising that even the non filers for years together are not getting any notice in TUMKUR.How it is happening? But honest tax payers are getting demand notices and scrutiny notices. WONDER IN TUMKUR.

  2. sajjan kumar says:

    sir,, i want to know that. how can a person required to file his ITR for AY 2010-11 ,, how he can file this return ..i.e. online or offline can u please suggest me

  3. sairamkumar says:

    I have not yet pay the service tax for 2 years and i want to pay now with nil retu-rns, i had already send the waiver letter to service tax superintend officer on 30-08-2013, but i have not yet receive any letter from respected officer or office.what can i do?. Please give me an advice

  4. vswami says:

    It is indisputable that the IT Department is duty bound to bring pressure on non-filers and ensure that the tax returns are brought on record , which is the starting point, the threshold step, for setting in motion the fundamental and initial proceedings for making an ‘assessment’ of income and tax,to the end of having collected the tax legitimately due. That necessarily implies that nothing done or omitted to be done,unwittingly or otherwise, or if that be under administrative instructions from higher-ups,the top-most being the CBDT, should have any adverse effect of serving as a disincentive or discouragement to those limited section of the taxpayers who still continue to believe that it is their responsibility to comply with the said requirement of filing a return, and within the prescribed time frame.This very crucial facet, it appears,has been over sighted by the empowered authorities- call them bureaucrats or by any other name, in a recently reported development. The instance is that covered in a column in a leading economic daily, Business Line. Those concerned directly or otherwise may look up the write-up titled – “Send e-return copies to Bangalore centre: I-T dept to taxpayers”. Also, if feel aggrieved, take on suitably with the Revenue.

  5. Naresh Batra says:

    When income tax deptt sends letter to non tax payers or non filers , Can’t they start sending letter to honest tax payer as a note of appreciation , which will encourage other people to file ITR and Pay Tax honestly.


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