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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

PRESS RELEASE

New Delhi, 6 th January, 2016

Subject: Declarations and payments made under the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015- regarding.

The Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 came into force with effect from 1st July, 2015. The Act provided for a one time compliance window to declare assets held abroad and pay due taxes and penalty on the value of assets declared.

A total of 644 declarations were made under the compliance window provided in the Act which closed on 30th September, 2015. The amount involved in these 644 declarations was 4,164 crores.

The declarants were liable to pay tax at the rate of 30 percent and a like amount of 30 percent by way of penalty on the value of assets declared, by 31 st December, 2015. The amount received by way tax and penalty upto 31 st December, 2015 is Rs 2,428.4 crores. The shortfall is primarily on account of certain declarations, in respect of which there was prior information under the provisions of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements/Tax Information Exchange Agreements or receipt of payment after 31st December, 2015.

(Shefali Shah)
Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax (OSD)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT

Black Money Act-Rs 2,428.4 crores received as tax and penalty upto 31-12-2015. Collections fall short by 41.69% of declaration of September, 2015 | 06-01-2016 |

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