Reporting CBDT on Membership Misuse
We had received the data on tax audit reports e-filed during 2011-12 to ascertain the misuse of membership numbers. Consequently, we recently submitted the details of fake and deceased memberships to the CBDT for appropriate action. We have reported that 652 membership numbers quoted by the assessees in e-returns do not subsist at all. Also, 2,503 tax audits have been conducted using the fake membership. 311 out of 652 membership numbers belong to the deceased who passed away before 31-3-2011. 759 out of 2,503 tax audits were conducted using the identity of the deceased members.
Source: President Message-CA Journal-Feb,2013