Jammu & Kashmir

Some employees have claimed IT refund through fake documents: School Edu Dept

A teacher invigilator inspects during board exams in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. [FPK File Photo]

‘Bogus claims viewed seriously, list of employees forwarded to Chief Secretary’

Srinaga: Authorities on Monday said that some of its employees have ‘fraudulently claimed Income Tax refunds by producing the fabricated documents’.

Director Finance, School Education Department in a circular said, “All the HODs, as well as DDOs of sub-ordinate offices in particular and all employees, in general, working under the Administrative Department of School Education Department UT J&K, are informed that a meeting was convened by Principal Commissioner, Income Tax on March-24 in his office chamber at Rajbagh wherein the DDO’s of various institutions attended the meeting.”

“The chair intimated that number of income tax refund claims of employees has increased manifold from last two years as the employees are utilizing the services of some tax professionals wherein TDS deducted from their salaries by DDO is refunded by using various sections of Income Tax on the basis of fabricated documents,” it reads.

The official further said, “These bogus refund claims have been viewed seriously by the Income-tax Department and details of such employees who have claimed refunds have been prepared and intimated to the Chief Secretary to Government of JK.”

“However, it has been felt that before their names are forwarded to their respective departments one time relaxation has been given to such claimants till 31-03-2023 that a rectified IT as (ITR-U) may be filed otherwise it shall have some serious repercussions followed by Departmental enquiries and imposition of penalties U/S 270(A) and U/S 276 (C) of Income Tax Act 1961,” reads the circular. (KNO)

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