Government of India / Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi dated the 6th October 2009
Information has been received from several quarters that people are receiving electronic
mails informing them of their income-tax refunds and seeking their credit card details. The email
is sent from the following or similar mailing addresses –
It is clarified that the Income Tax Department does not send e-mails regarding refunds
and does not seek any information regarding credit cards of taxpayers.
Taxpayers are, therefore, cautioned that they should not respond to such mails and if they
do so it would be at their risk and responsibility.