I-T dept to ‘name and shame’ habitual tax evaders
Income Tax department in the recent meeting of its senior official in the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) assented on the new move to control the issue of tax evasion.
The new move would be called as Name and Shame.
Under the new move the names and addresses of such defaulters who have either a huge outstanding tax against their name and are absconding or they have been dodging the taxes for repeated number of times will be made public by uploading on department website.
The department will publish or publicize the name and address with the photo of tax evaders on the income tax department website under the “Wanted” list, the practice used by enforcement agencies like police and investigative agencies like the CBI and the NIA on their portals.
Department may also consider measures to publish the names of such defaulters in other forms of mass communication media like newspapers but that would be done at a later stage, another official said.