Operation Clean Money records responses from over 5.27 lakh taxpayers

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 14 (ANI): 'Operation Clean Money' saw an overwhelming response, since its launch. Till February 12, more than 5.27 lakh taxpayers have already submitted their response. Out of the 7.41 lakh accounts confirmed by the 5.27 lakh taxpayers, the cash deposit amount has been confirmed in more than 99.5 percent accounts. The Income Tax Department (ITD) had initiated 'Operation Clean Money' on January 31 for the e-verification of large cash deposits made during November 9 to December 30, 2016. E-mails and text messages were sent to 18 lakh taxpayers for submitting online response on the e-filing portal. The department has noted that taxpayers have increased the cash deposit amount in nearly 90,000 accounts and provided details of additional 25,000 bank accounts in which cash was deposited. The explanation of cash deposit submitted by the taxpayer is being analysed in the context of nature of business and business profile in the earlier returns of the taxpayer. This exercise has identified around 4.84 lakh taxpayers not yet registered with the e-filing portal. SMS has been sent on the mobile number of these unregistered persons. Income Tax Department is keeping a vigil on the PAN holders who have still not registered on the e-filing portal or who have not yet submitted their online response. Such taxpayers are advised to register themselves at the e-filing portal and submit online explanation. In order to facilitate online responses, the last date for their submission has been extended up to February 15 and a detailed list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) has also been issued to assist the taxpayers in submitting their response. The taxpayers should submit their response within this further extended period with a view to avoid enforcement actions under the Income-tax Act and other applicable laws. (ANI)