The Income Tax department has issued notices to daily wage laborers residing in Rohtas district of Bihar asking them to pay. ₹14 crore in return.
Officials said that on Saturday, a team of the department reached the house of Manoj Yadav, a laborer and a resident of Kargahar village, and handed him a demand letter. ₹14 crore in income tax.
According to the official, the bank records show transactions of crores of rupees making him liable for tax.
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Yadav and his family were shocked after receiving the notice. Yadav informed the officials that he was a daily wage laborer and would not be able to pay this amount even though he had sold his entire property several times.
Yadav is said to have worked in private companies in various places including Delhi, Haryana and Punjab before but returned to his home in Bihar after the Covid shutdown in 2020.
Yadav said that when he was working in a private company, they took the copies of Aadhar and PAN cards. He accused them of abusing his papers by opening fake bank accounts in his name and conducting transactions to evade taxes.
The tax officials, who visited Yadav’s house to hand it over, were also surprised to see the financial condition of the family.
Satya Bhushan Prasad, Income Tax Officer (ITO), Sasaram, said the IT notification has been sent from the centre.
Meanwhile, according to local residents, Yadav and his family locked themselves and left their house for an unknown place on Monday evening.