A vast majority of assessees comply with tax laws and pay taxes diligently. However, due to complex wording of statutory provisions, contrary instructions issued by revenue authorities, conflicting judgments and also due to genuine differences in interpretation, the investigating agencies may conclude that there is loss of revenue.
The revenue agencies conduct investigations against genuine tax assessees in more or less the same way they deal with tax evaders. Seizing of computers and documents, recording statements from senior officials till very late in the night and summoning of senior management who do not play any role in day to day tax payment have been increasingly noticed. Requirement of deposit of the alleged short payment is also being insisted upon without giving adequate opportunity to make considered decision.
To sensitise senior officials about the responsibilities in cooperating with investigating agencies and at the same time knowing their rights during such investigations, seminar is being organised by Institute of Business Laws as per the following schedule:
- Mumbai - 13th December, 2012
- New Delhi - 19th December, 2012
- Bangalore - 22nd January, 2013
For more details about the seminar please refer www.iblglobal.com