Published On: Fri, Jul 12th, 2019

MP-C’garh students asked to ensure parents deposit IT returns

Bhopal: The Income Tax department has asked students in Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring Chhattisgarh to give written declarations that they would ensure their parents deposit income tax returns “honestly”, a senior official said Friday.

Principal Chief Income Tax Commissioner of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Ajay Kumar Chouhan

He said the move was a bid to educate students about income tax.

“In a bid to educate students about income tax, our department is obtaining written declaration forms from them in schools across MP and CG that they will ensure their parents honestly deposit income tax returns,” Principal Chief Income Tax Commissioner (MP and CG) Ajay Kumar Chouhan told reporters here.

He said 35,000 students have filled the declaration form so far and the target was one lakh.

Chouhan said as part of 159th Income Tax Day celebrations from July 10-25, cleanliness and plantation drives would be carried out in all districts in MP and Chhattisgarh.

“Our officials will plant saplings and take care of them. A cleanliness drive on the ghats of river Narmada would be carried out,” he said.

Chouhan said seminars, conferences with traders and tax-payers would be organised to allay fears about income tax.

Old and first time tax-payers would also be honoured in the concluding function of the celebrations, he added.

PTI

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