As Mamata Slams Durga Puja Tax, Top I-T Officer Says Clamour Based on 'Misleading Facts'
Kolkata: Income Tax officials have rubbished West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s claim that the I-T department had issued notices to Durga Puja committees in Kolkata, calling the report “factually incorrect”.
“We have not issued any Income Tax notices to any of the Durga Puja committees in Kolkata.
Refuting Banerjee’s claims, the official said that the concept of TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) does not apply to them.
In a Facebook post, Banerjee lashed out at the I-T department for issuing income tax notices to several Durga Puja committees in Kolkata.
“I have come to know just now that CBDT has issued a Press Release clarifying regarding notices to Durga Puja Committees for puja tax, which is popularly known as ‘Puja Jijia Tax’.