Finance ministry asks tax officials to identify evaders through data analytics

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (Photo: Reuters)

In a bid to meet ambitious tax target, the finance ministry on Friday held a review meeting with tax officials directing them to make special efforts to identify and book tax evaders through data analytics and information sharing.

The meeting chaired by Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey.

He was accompanied by the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) officials.

Officials were also told to communicate with taxpayers that they must genuinely file their taxes before the taxman/notice of the tax department reaches them, sources said.

.According to sources, the meeting also sought to strategise and achieve direct tax collection target of Rs 13.5 lakh crore despite recently announced corporate tax relief of 1.45 lakh crore by the central government.


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