• Notification Date: 19-01-2023
  • Notification No: N/A

CBI Booked Navy Personnel for Income tax Fraud in Kerala

The CBI has booked 31 people based in Kerala, including 18 Navy personnel, based on the alleged charges of claiming income tax refunds worth over Rs 44 lakh by making false claims of various deductions which were not included in Form-16. 

According to the report of the officials on Wednesday, the CBI has booked personnel of Navy and police, and executives of two private companies including an IT major and a life insurance provider — for allegedly using services of agents to make the fake claims. The central probe agency has allegedly accused that the agents were charging 10 percent of the Income Tax refund as fee, the officials added. The CBI initiated their action based on a complaint from the principal chief income tax commissioner of Kerala, who alleged that a total of 51 people had made the false claims. 

“Out of these 51 assesses, 20 individual assesses, who had falsely claimed and received refund of income tax, repaid the refunded amount totalling Rs 24.62 lakh to the Income Tax Department, after a notice was issued to them by the IT Department, admitting that they had committed mistake in claiming the income tax refund,” the FIR stated. 

The CBI has accused allegedly that the remaining 31 people arrested have yet not returned the falsely claimed income tax refund totalling Rs 44.07 lakh to the income tax department.