91 lakh persons come under tax net post-note ban: Jaitley

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 May 2017 09:32:19

 


 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launches a new website on ‘Operation Clean Money’, a programme to bring illegal wealth on books

 

THE number of persons under the tax net has increased by 91 lakh as unaccounted cash lost anonymity post note ban, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.


Launching a new website on ‘Operation Clean Money’, a programme to bring illegal wealth on books, he said the fallout of the November 8 decision to demonetise higher denomination currency has increased movement towards digitisation, number of assessees going up and tax revenue jumping as also fear of dealing in cash being installed.


Stating that as many as 91 lakh persons have come under the tax net, Jaitley said he expects further increase in tax returns going ahead.


Post demonetisation, there has been a hike in collection of personal Income Tax, the Finance Minister said, adding that the new portal will help honest tax payer.


CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra said there was 22 per cent growth in e-filed returns post demonetisation.
As many as 17.92 lakh people were identified for unexplained deposits post demonetisation, he said, adding the tax department has identified one lakh suspected tax avoidance cases.


He also said that an undisclosed income of Rs 16,398 crore was identified post demonetisation.