Income tax department asks IDS declarants to pay tax by 30 November
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New Delhi: With the last date for payment of tax instalment under Income Disclosure Scheme (IDS) drawing close, the income tax department on Sunday warned declarants that non-payment of first instalment by 30 November will make declarations invalid.
The IDS, which was open from June to September, provided a one-time opportunity to domestic black money holders to disclose wealth and come clean by paying 45% tax and penalty.
The first installment of tax of 25% is due to be paid by November end, to be followed by another installment of 25% by 31 March, 2017.
The remaining amount will have to be paid to the exchequer by 30 September, 2017.
“The first instalment of tax under the IDS is now due... Non payment of the instalment will render your declaration under IDS 2016 invalid,” said the income tax department advertisement. Under the scheme, as many as 64,275 declarants disclosed an amount of Rs65,250 crore. This would yield Rs29,362 crore in taxes to the government.
The average declaration per declarant comes to around Rs1 crore.