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E-verify post-demonetisation deposits, I-T asks taxpayers

PTI/New Delhi
Filed on February 2, 2017
E-verify post-demonetisation deposits, I-T asks taxpayers

(PTI)

The cash deposited in an assessee's account can be verified using the link 'Cash Transactions 2016' under 'compliance' section of the website.


As the Income Tax Department uses Big Data to catch evaders, it is asking taxpayers to verify online the deposits they made in their accounts post de-monetisation and respond to queries of any mismatch.

The department is using data analytics for comparison of deposits made after the November 8 decision to scrap high-value banknotes with information in its database to identify taxpayers whose cash transactions do not appear to be in line with the tax-paying profile.

With a view to avoiding undue harassment, it has now enabled online verification of these transactions to reduce compliance cost for the tax-payers while optimising its resources. To help taxpayers, it has now brought out a user guide.

The information on cash deposits is now available for on-line verification "in the e-filing window of the PAN holder (after log in) at https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in", the user guide said.

The cash deposited in an assessee's account can be verified using the link 'Cash Transactions 2016' under 'compliance' section of the website.

"The details of transactions related to cash deposits during 9th November to 30th December 2016 will be displayed," it said. The taxpayer needs to confirm that the bank account relates to his PAN. In case the account does not relate to the PAN, a suitable option can be selected and information will go to the tax department. If the account belongs to the PAN holder but the value of deposit is incorrect, a correct entry can be submitted online.

The website also provides for the taxpayer to explain the source of cash deposit digitally without visiting the income tax office, it said.The user guide says the taxpayer is required to give details if cash is claimed to be withdrawn from the bank account.

Details should also be mentioned if the cash is received from other persons in the form of cash sales, loan, gift or donations.In case the cash is claimed to be out of receipts exempt from tax (ag-ricultural income etc but excluding cases of gift and donation), further details can be provided under remarks.

"If receipts exempt from tax are not in line with the taxpayer pro-file or other available information, the case may be selected for verifi-cation based on risk criteria," the user guide said.





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