As part of its ongoing initiative, the Income Tax Department has, on 22nd July, 2013 sent letters to another batch of 35,000 non filers. These persons were part of the around 12 lakh non-filers identified as a result of data matching exercise. With this latest batch, the Department has now issued letters in 2,10,000 high priority cases.
The response to this initiative has been very encouraging and a large number of tax payers have paid taxes and filed Income Tax Returns. A compliance management cell has been set up to monitor return filing and tax payment of the target segment. This information is now being made available to the jurisdictional assessing authorities through the online monitoring system for verification and issue of notices in relevant cases.
Government once again urge all tax payers to disclose their true income and pay appropriate taxes.