I-T dept plans 'name and shame' scheme to dishonour habitual tax evaders

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If you are habitual of dodging taxes, then don't be surprised if you see your name and address on the Income Tax Department's website.

The department is planning a 'name and shame' scheme where it will identify the habitual tax evaders and publicise their names and addresses on its website, in a first, to humiliate them by informing public about such people.

"The department would upload the names of such defaulters who have either a huge outstanding tax against their name and are absconding or they have been dodging the taxes for a repeated number of times. The public will be informed against such people," said an official, as per a media report.

The move comes after I-T department used various measures to recover the tax dues and writing taxpayers for voluntary compliance has brought some positive results too. But, the department official said that there are some cases which are persistent and need to be taken up differently.

Read more about: income tax
Story first published: Monday, April 15, 2013, 13:30 [IST]
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