Individual Income Tax Date Extension
Tax dept in last 3 years has become progressive. We should discuss positive experience of people with IT dept and negative experiences in this period and then LC should compile and share with them.
It can drive more change and weed out corruption. more
There are times when individual Returns processing falls outside of digital. In such a situation, the corruption begins. It did happen to me back in late 2000. I don't remember all the details, but it had something to do with a convoluted, and confusing, missing of a deadline. So, it fell outside of digital processing. This was in Chennai IT Branch. The ITO was dragging her feet. One time when I called her, she handed off the phone to one of her thugs. The thug asked me to come into his office and he would immediately attend to this matter. When I explained that I live outside India, he still insisted that I come to his office. Really??? My tax consultant didn't, or couldn't, help me either. He was dragging his feet too. It went on until 2013. Out of sheer frustration, I submitted a RTI. A comment about RTI: Since I am a NRI, I could not submit a RTI. So, I had to go through my niece. I looked up the objective of RTI. That article explained that one of the benefits of RTI is to reduce corruption. If so, why exclude NRI from submitting RTI. Anyway, after I submitted a RTI through my niece, I got my refund after 30 days. And the IT dept. did not compute interest on my refund it held for about 5 years. more
But even after landing in India if money has multiplied it is the concerns of the country where the property is. But there should be proper explanation for big amounts that have been added. more