Income Tax Dept warns public against cash dealings of Rs 2 lakh or more saying that the receiver of the amount will have to cough up an equal amount as penalty.

Finance Ministry & CBDT slam the report as “irresponsible” and haul up the IRS Officers for indiscipline

The Finance Ministry and the CBDT have not taken kindly to the unsolicited suggestions offered by the IRS officers.

The report was described as being “irresponsible”. It was also stated that the concerned officers will be charge-sheeted for prima-Facie act of indiscipline &violation of conduct rules.

Fin Min sources say IRS officers’ tax increase report ‘irresponsible’, seeks explanation for misconduct. Suggestions by IRS assn do not reflect views of CBDT or Fin Min in any manner

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Fin Min Sources Say IRS Officers’ Association was never ever asked by govt to give any report. It is prima-Facie an act of indiscipline & violation of conduct rules

(1/3)There is some report circulating on social media regarding suggestions by a few IRS officers on tackling Covid-19 situation.
It is unequivocally stated that CBDT never asked IRS Association or these officers to prepare such a report.@nsitharamanoffc @Anurag_Office
(2/3)No permission was sought by the officers before going public with their personal views & suggestions, which is a violation of extant Conduct Rules. Necessary inquiry is being initiated in this matter.@nsitharamanoffc @Anurag_Office

However, some irate taxpayers were not placated even after the official response of the CBDT.

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