The income tax depart,ent has issued letters to around 35000 more people asking them to file income tax return and pay dues of income tax.
This is the part of exercise by income tax department to trace and send letters to the person who don’t file income tax returns or pay dues. Income tax department issued a statement saying the letters are issued to more than 35000 people.
Totally income tax department issued letters to around 2.45 lakh letters to people including this to pay dues and file income tax return. The department also got the positive response of these letters as around 3.5 lakh returns have been received out of thses letters. Also they have paid self-assessment tax of Rs. 577 crores and advance tax of 408 crores.
After seeing the positive response, the department wish to adopt it in major scale and trace high value transaction during the financial year 2011-12 nad 2012-13.
The Finance Ministry is also developing a dedicated module on the e-filing portal which will give individual taxpayers details of returns not filed, ITR-V not submitted and demand not paid, among others, as a step towards greater transparency.