CBDT Prohibits Officials to Share Taxpayer Info in Income Declaration Scheme 2016

The Department of Revenue issued a notification no. 56/2016 dated 6 July 2016 about no documents or records required in declaring income in income declaration scheme 2016. Full order is as follows.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 138 of the Income-tax Act, 1961(43 of 1961), the Central Government having regard to all the relevant factors, hereby directs that no public servant shall produce before any person or authority any such document or record or any information or computerised data or part thereof as comes into his possession during the discharge of official duties in respect of a valid declaration made under ‘the Income Declaration Scheme, 2016’, contained in Chapter IX of the Finance Act, 2016 (28 of 2016).
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