Income Tax department conducts multiple raids in Delhi, Mumbai and other cities

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Income Tax department has conducted multiple raids in Delhi, Mumbai and other cities in the wake of demonetisation of currency, reported PTI.

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This comes a day after Union Finance Ministry had warned of strict actions against those who will be found depositing undisclosed money after banks opened on Thursday.

Further dangling the stick, government on Wednesday night had warned that cash deposits above Rs 2.5 lakh threshold under the 50-day window could attract tax plus a 200 per cent penalty in case of income mismatch.

“We would be getting reports of all cash deposited during the period of November 10 to December 30, 2016, above a threshold of Rs 2.5 lakh in every account.

“The (tax) department would do matching of this with income returns filed by the depositors. And suitable action may follow,” Revenue Secretary Hashmukh Adhia said tonight.

Any mismatch with income declared by the account holder will be treated as a case of tax evasion.

“This would be treated as a case of tax evasion and the tax amount plus a penalty of 200 per cent of the tax payable would be levied as per the Section 270(A) of the Income Tax Act,” he said.

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