Black money: Government collects Rs 3,770 cr from over 600 stash holders

Government said it received an amount of Rs 3,770 crore from 638 declarations under the one-time black money compliance window that closed on 30th September 2015.

“638 number of declarations have been received under the compliance window declaring undisclosed foreign assets amounting to Rs 3770 crore. These figures are subject to final reconciliation,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement based on figures provided to it by the CBDT.

It added that tax at the rate of 30 per cent and penalty at the rate of 30 per cent is to be paid by December 31, 2015.

The window, created under the new anti-Black money Act, saw a hectic rush on the last day yesterday as declarants made a beeline to meet the deadline at the only I-T office designated here for the task.

“Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 (the Act) has been enacted to deal with the menace of black money stashed abroad.

“The Act also provided for a compliance window for a limited period to persons who have undisclosed foreign assets which they had not disclosed for the purposes of Income-tax so far,” the statement added.

The compliance window opened on 1st July, 2015 and was till 30th of September 2015.

It said the officer designated to receive declarations worked till midnight even as the e-filing portal was also open till midnight to receive the declarations.

Source: The Economics Times

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