Can any person from IT dept enter our house without any notice or warrant in the event of our non filing IT returns?

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Can any person from IT dept enter our house without any notice or warrant in the event of our non filing IT returns?

Today, one person, claimed to be from Income tax dept, visited our house. He has asked why are we not filing IT returns and enquired about our property. He didn’t even know that my father is a retired state govt. employee. He gave us his mobile number and asked to call him once my dad returns from outstation. How to understand this situation?

Profile photo of k prasad Asked By: k 1 replies 0 helpful answers Last Updated: 1 year ago
  • Profile photo of k prasadk
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    Today, one person, claimed to be from Income tax dept, visited our house. He has asked why are we not filing IT returns and enquired about our property. He didn’t even know that my father is a retired state govt. employee. He gave us his mobile number and asked to call him once my dad returns from outstation. How to understand this situation?

  • Profile photo of Neha JoshiNeha Joshi
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    Income tax search procedures are generally carried out by teams of income tax officers who have a proper warrant for the search. You need not pay heed to such requests from unknown persons claiming to be tax officials. Please do a proper enquiry on this and make sure that the information asked for is for genuine tax purposes.

    Also if you are not filing any returns for your retired father then make sure that you do so in case he earns a substantial amount of income as a pensioner and needs to file his returns. Do contact our tax experts in case of any queries.

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