PM Modi appreciates those declaring black money under Income Disclosure Scheme

The Prime Minister complimented Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his team at the Finance Ministry for the "hard work" resulting in the successful outcome of IDS-2016.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 1, 2016 5:39 pm
black money, black money news, income tax, income tax last date, narendra modi, black money narendra modi, black money arun jaitley, black money declaration, arun jaitley, income tax declaration, arun jaitley news, jaitley black money, india news, business news New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI photo)

With about Rs 65,250 crore of blackmoney being declared under the Income Disclosure Scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appreciated those choosing to be tax compliant and termed it is a great contribution towards transparency and growth of the economy. “I compliment all those who chose to be tax compliant in IDS-2016. This is a great contribution towards transparency & growth of the economy,” Modi tweeted, a day after the scheme, which had a compliance window of 4-months, came to a close.

The Prime Minister complimented Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his team at the Finance Ministry for the “hard work” resulting in the successful outcome of IDS-2016. He said Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, CBDT Chairperson Rani Nair and their teams had put in tremendous effort on all aspects relating to IDS-2016. “Congrats to them”, he added.

Watch What Else Is Making News

Earlier, Jaitley said 64,275 declarations were made in the four-month window and this figure could go up once all the declarations filed online and manually are compiled. The money declared totals Rs 65,250 crore, of which 45 per cent would accrue to the government as tax and penalty. The government had provided illegal income and asset holders a one-time opportunity to come clean by declaring their blackmoney under the four-month window and pay 45 per cent tax and penalty.

For all the latest Business News, download Indian Express App

  1. I
    IML sood
    Oct 1, 2016 at 6:38 pm
    Another gutter pig 'AM' crying LOL is seen here roaming aimlessly to draw public attention.
    Reply
    1. B
      bitterhoney
      Oct 1, 2016 at 1:47 pm
      Modiji, when are you going to reveal their names if your govt is transparent? People of India, including baba ramdev, have right to know who are these deshdrohis who stashed their black money in foreign banks. If your govt does not reveal their names it will mean that your govt is colluding with black marketeers. Please come clean.
      Reply
      1. C
        Common Indian
        Oct 1, 2016 at 12:54 pm
        Why did Mr. Modi congratulate the gang who violated the law in first place? All other people who paid their total tax on time, what about them? Honesty has no value in this country.
        Reply
        1. B
          balasubramanyam
          Oct 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm
          If the scheme gets extension till the end of this year ,Goverment will surely get 2 lacs crores.
          Reply
          1. A
            Ashok Mazumdar
            Oct 1, 2016 at 1:29 pm
            LOLlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;LOLlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;LOL
            Reply
            1. A
              Ashok Mazumdar
              Oct 1, 2016 at 2:17 pm
              Mann Ki Bath, when Next
              Reply
              1. M
                mumbikar
                Oct 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm
                how many were politicians and the industrialist who funded the BJP campaign ? zilch.
                Reply
                1. V
                  Vihari Naidu
                  Oct 1, 2016 at 2:08 pm
                  Valid point, I was wondering the same. As a honest taxpayer no one congratulates me..... :/
                  Reply
                  1. Load More Comments