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Income tax department uses new technology to monitor taxpayers

Income tax department uses new technology to monitor taxpayers

New Delhi: Aimed at additional arming income tax (I-T) officials to go after individuals who don’t file their it returns (ITRs), a fresh database of multiple addresses of such persons has been set up by the I-T section.

Under a specific drive called ‘non-filers management system’ (NMS), the section, in such instances, used to send intimation letters or notices to the addresses mentioned in the PAN (long-term account number) database, which many times went undelivered as the info in the PAN was rather old.

While an ITR is designed to be submitted by any individual who has taxable income, an ATMOSPHERE is stipulated to be submitted by a certain group of individuals undertaking high-value trades. Using intelligence technology tools to monitor erring citizens who either forget or just jump filing their returns runs the NMS database.

“The section found that the addresses supplied in the permanent account number database were no longer valid often as the assessee had shifted place. Therefore, a fresh pool of information was given to I-T sleuths by electronically collating the address which such an assessee uses in their ITR or ATMOSPHERE or may be of the things associated with this kind of man,” an official with knowledge of the issue said.

“In some situations, the section found folks have reported income yields from one head but jumped doing so from other such paths, and, therefore, the NMS notice tells them to do thus and comply with standards,” the official added.

The I-T department is very enthused by the NMS drive as lately over 11 lakh citizens filed their ITRs for the appraisal Year 201415 after the section monitored them through this programme.

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