Survey proceedings were carried out by the Income Tax departement’s TDS wing in the office premises of Directorate of Tourism, Uttarakhand here on Thursday to verify facts related to Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) related to the tourism department.
The survey activity was conducted under the supervision of additional commissioner of income tax (TDS) Shumona Sen and headed by the assistant commissioner of income tax (TDS) Amandeep Kaur.
According to the income tax department, the action had been conducted in order to verify the facts of sudden reduction of pending demand against the Tourism Department by way of revision of TDS returns.
The facts were under examination with respect to records related to reduction of demand in correct measures. Investigations are on and the result will subject to the genuineness of data and records available for genuine reduction of demand.
Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) additional chief executive officer C Ravishankar said that the board cooperated fully with the income tax department officials conducting the survey.
It will be recalled that earlier in February, the Income Tax department had conducted a survey of irrigation department at Kashipur on the basis of some information they had received earlier.
The survey found anomalies in the TDS. It was stated by reliable sources at the time that the Income Tax department is aware of varied means being used to orchestrate anomalies in TDS by both governmental departments and private enterprises.
Friday, 08 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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