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New Delhi : The Income Tax Department (ITD) has used information received under the Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT) to identify 5.56 lakh new persons in the second phase of “Operation Clean Money” (OCM). They are persons whose tax profiles were found to be inconsistent with the cash deposits made by them during the demonetization period.

Another 1.04 lakh persons who did not disclose all bank accounts during e-verification in the first phase of OCM have also been identified.  In the first phase, 17.92 lakh persons had been identified for e-verification of large cash deposits of which 9.72 Lakh people had submitted online response, according to a PIB release.

The information in respect of the cases and accounts identified has been made available in the e-filing window of the PAN holder on the portal https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. The PAN holder can view the information using the link “Cash Transactions 2016” under “Compliance” section of the portal. The taxpayer will be able to submit online explanation without any need to visit Income Tax office. All identified persons are being informed through Email and SMS for submitting response online, according to PIB release.

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