Traders in Kashmir have reportedly received notices from the Income Tax. While the Its Kashmir office is still under 15 ft of water, Kashmir Chamber of commerce & Industry said the department is operating from Jammu and issuing notices.
“A serious note was taken of this untimely and un-warranted action by the Department at a time when Kashmir valley has been devastated by unprecedented floods claiming hundreds of lives, rendering lacs of people homeless, destroying their business premises/establishments, washing out their records, documents and books of account besides inflicting un-imaginable misery on public at large,” a Chamber statement said.
The notices were issued from its Jammu Camp office under section 143(2) of Income Tax Act. Condemning the action, the Chamber termed the action “insensitive”.
“When the nations across the globe are expressing shock and horror at the destruction caused by the catastrophic floods to the people of Kashmir the department issued notices,” the statement said, adding the process should be immediately halted.
Kashmir floods, income tax