Total 422 cases of black money are identified by Income tax department, which involves undisclosed assets and income of over Rs 12,600 crore till December 2019 and the Income Tax department has issued notices under foreign black money law.
Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur said the Income Tax Department has taken continuous and concerted actions under the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income & Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act since it came into force on July 1, 2015.
While replying to the Rajya sabha. Thakur said “As a result, as on Dec. 31, 2019, notices have been issued in 422 cases under this Act, involving undisclosed foreign assets and income of over Rs 12,600 crore.,”
With regard to deposits made in unreported foreign bank accounts in HSBC cases, so far undisclosed income of more than Rs 8,460 crore has been brought to tax and penalty of more than Rs 1,290 crore levied. About 204 prosecution complaints have been filed.
Further added by him “Sustained investigations conducted in the cases revealed by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists have led to detection of more than Rs 11,010 crore of credits in the undisclosed foreign accounts so far. About 99 prosecution complaints have been filed.,”