Aug 10, 2018
I-T department to scrutinise 0.35% of returns filed for FY18
In what would make the income tax department less intrusive, it would scrutinise only 0.35% of returns filed for the last fiscal, down from 1% earlier. While the department would repose faith in taxpayers, the enforcement action would be severe on tax evaders, Sushil Chandra, chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), said on Thursday. “We have increased the tax base and have full faith on taxpayers. Last year, we got 6.86 crore returns and I have picked up only 0.35% cases for scrutiny. This means that 99.65% of the returns filed can be at peace,” Chandra said at an event oraganised by Assocham.