Do Tax, Don’t Make it Taxing
This refers to the Edit, ‘Collect Tax But Don’t Terrorise Taxpayers’ (Feb 14). High-value cash deposits aggregating .₹ 4.49 lakh crore are of critical importance. It would be naïve to presume that these deposits were made without viable legal defence or prior tax consultation. Resorting to strongarm measures can inevitably lead to litigation. Surely, there will be further additions to the 3.9 lakh direct-tax litigation cases, but it is also essential for the nation that the historic opportunity for maximising tax revenues is not wasted.