Action Against Tax Evaders

By | February 27, 2016

Action Against Tax Evaders

Appropriate action under relevant laws against tax evaders is an on-going process. Such action under direct tax laws includes searches, surveys, enquiries, assessment of income, levy of tax, interest, penalties, etc and filing of prosecution complaints in criminal courts, wherever applicable. The tax, interest and penalties, forming part of the total liability fo each assesseee, are enforced as per law.

Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committees have already been constituted by the Government for 64 stations in the country.

As submitted in reply to part (a) of the question, appropriate action against tax evaders under direct tax laws is an on-going process. However, disclosure of information regarding specific taxpayers is prohibited except as provided under section 138 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

This was stated by Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source Ministry of Finance 26-February, 2016

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