Girish Yadav, a daily wage earner in Bihar was left stunned when he was recently slapped with a mammoth notice of Rs 37.5 lakh from the Income Tax department. The Income Tax Notice ordered him to pay “dues” of Rs 37.5 lakh, as per PTI report.
He is a resident of Maghauna village in Khagaria district, Bihar, and earns about Rs 500 a day. He has approached the concerned police station complaining about the incident.
“We have lodged a case and started investigations based on the information shared by Girish. Prima facie it seems a case of fraud”, said Purendra Kumar, the Station House Officer (SHO) of Alauli police station.
The SHO said the complainant has received the notice against a PAN number issued in his name.
“Girish says he performs menial jobs in Delhi where he had once tried to get a PAN card made through a tout. He never heard from the tout again”, said the SHO, as per the report.
Moreover, in the income tax department’s notice, Girish has been said to be associated with a company based in Rajasthan.
“But he insists that he has never been to that state”, added the SHO.
Now it remains to be seen what action the police and income tax department take in this case, whether the Rs 37.5 lakh income tax notice gets revoked or not.
This is not the first time such an incident has occurred. In October 2021, a rickshaw puller had reportedly approached the police in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district after he received a notice from income tax department, asking him to pay nearly Rs 3.5 crore.
Talking of income tax notices, another big move that came out in March 2022, was the department issuing notices to about 700 crypto investors involved in high-value crypto transactions.
Those 700 investors had reportedly come under the scanner of the income tax department, with the possibility of facing 30% tax, penalty of upto 50% over and above the tax, as well as interest.
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