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I-T prosecutio­n complaints surge nearly three-fold


The tax department on Friday said it has filed prosecutio­n complaints in 2,225 cases during April-November for offences under the Income Tax Act, nearly three-fold jump over the correspond­ing period a year ago. Besides, 48 persons were convicted for various offences during the said period compared to 13 for the correspond­ing eight months of 2016, marking an increase of 269 per cent, a finance ministry statement said. Due to the decisive and focused action taken by the department against tax evaders, the number of defaulters convicted by the courts has also registered a sharp increase during the current financial year, the ministry said. “During FY18 (up to the end of November 2017), the Department filed prosecutio­n complaints for various offences in 2,225 cases compared to 784 for the correspond­ing period in the immediatel­y preceding year, marking an increase of 184 per cent,” the ministry said.

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