The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has told the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the Centre that till March 31 this year, 120 cases were filed in courts across the country against those named in the HSBC black money list for non-disclosure of account details and tax evasion.
While about 30 black money cases each have been filed in Delhi and Mumbai, the remaining cases have been filed in Kolkata, Bangalore and Goa.
In its report submitted to the SIT a few days ago, the CBDT has said that the total amount of undisclosed income increased from about Rs 1,500 crore in 2014-end to Rs 4,700 crore by March 31. While the cases are currently being prosecuted, the account holders, if found guilty, will face a possible jail term and will also have to pay tax and penalties to the Income Tax department.
A brief status report on each account holder’s case has also been submitted.
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