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IT Department Sends Rs 30 Crore Tax Notice to AAP

The IT department said the money received as donations in its bank account was not recorded in the books of accounts.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Credit: Reuters/Files

New Delhi: The Income Tax Department has served a Rs 30.67 crore tax notice to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), an official said on Monday.

The IT official who spoke on the condition of anonymity told IANS: “The notice was served to the party after completing all assessment of its tax records.”

The notice cited that the AAP had not disclosed income worth Rs 13.16 crore. It said the party’s total taxable income calculated by it was Rs 68.44 crore for the financial years 2014-15 and 2015-16.

The IT department said the money received as donations in its bank account was not recorded in the books of accounts.

The notice said the AAP had not recorded full details of at least 461 donors who had donated Rs 6.26 crore, each donation amount exceeding Rs 20,000.

The IT department said the AAP had not disclosed donation of Rs 36.95 crore on its website and the party had failed to respond 34 opportunities given to it.

“The department has also initiated penalty proceedings against the AAP,” the official added.

  • alok asthana

    If Arvind joins BJP today, the notice will be called off immediately. Maybe even a refund of a few thousand crores is announced. If this is the state of IT dept, why be so proud to serve in All India Class 1 governments services, who staff these departments?

  • delta1980

    A highly biased and irrational comment. It is the courts that have to decide if income tax laws were broken. Prima facie, political contributions are not taxable income. The premise of your argument is that its fine if all parties send IT notices and blackmail the other when in power.