Track2Realty-Agencies: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has ordered an Income Tax department investigation against a number of real estate developers who were recently shown by an investigative portal to be willing to accept alleged black money in property transactions.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Social activist Medha Patkar has rather questioned the need of SEZs and acquisition of such huge tracts of land. Referring SEZs as “pervert corporate projects” Patkar points out that the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) had about 80,000 acres of unutilised land – information unearthed through the Right to Information Act.
Track2Realty-Agencies: Those selling immovable property without disclosing their permanent account number (PAN) are in for a tough time with the government mandating a 20% tax deduction at source (TDS) in such transactions.
Track2Realty-Agencies: The Income Tax (I-T) department has raided on 45 premises of Indore-based 10 real estate firms on Saturday, Sep 22. A team of 300 officials conducted the operations and recovered Rs 2 crore in cash and sealed 15 lockers of nine realtors. The raids are expected to continue on Sunday as well.
The Revenue department on Thursday, Sep 6, said it will soon come out with accounting standards for the real estate sector to bring about uniformity in reporting of financial results.
Economic intelligence agencies have informed the Finance Ministry that a major chunk of illegal funds and black money is being generated and routed in the real estate sector of the country.