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Income Tax Department Slams Rs. 30 cr Tax Notice on AAP over Undisclosed Income and Donations

The Income Tax Department has sent a tax notice of Rs 30.67 crore to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) recieved by way of donations as undisclosed income

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New Delhi, November 27, 2017: The Income Tax Department has served a Rs 30.67 crore tax notice to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), an official said on Monday.

The I-T official who spoke on the condition of anonymity told IANS: “The notice was served to the party after completing all assessment of its tax records.”

The notice cited that the Aam Admi Party had not disclosed income worth Rs 13.16 crore.

It said the party’s total taxable income calculated by it was Rs 68.44 crore for the financial years 2014-15 and 2015-16.

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Income Tax Dept has sent a notice to AAP . Wikimedia

The I-T Department said the money received as donations in its bank account was not recorded in the books of accounts.

The notice said the AAP had not recorded full details of at least 461 donors who had donated Rs 6.26 crore, each donation amount exceeding Rs 20,000.

The I-T Department said the AAP had not disclosed donation of Rs 36.95 crore on its website and the party had failed to respond 34 opportunities given to it.

“The department has also initiated penalty proceedings against the Aam Admi Party,” the official added. (IANS)

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30 Doorstep Services Offered By Delhi Government AAP

Delhi government offers 30 more doorstep services

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AAP brings 70 doorstep services for delhi residents. IANS

People living in Delhi can now avail 30 more services at their doorstep, including adding members in ration card, paying the motor vehicle tax and getting a DTC pass, taking the total number of such services to 70. The second phase of the doorstep delivery of public services, the official launch of which is yet to take place, has been rolled out.

Residents can dial 1076 and get the service by paying Rs 50 extra, an official from Delhi’s Administrative Reforms told IANS. The new services include booking a tour package through Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corp.

In September 2018, the Delhi government had launched the doorstep delivery of 40 public services to make things easy for the common man. In the first phase, people got certificates of marriage, caste, domicile, income, births and deaths among others at their doors.

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal plans to offer 100 services delivered at people’s doorsteps. IANS

Driving license, new water or sewer connection and disconnection were also provided under the scheme which functions between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. through a ‘Mobile Sahayak’. The government had planned to roll out more services by February but they got delayed.

“Once the second phase is on track, steps to start the third phase will be initiated,” the official said. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has plans to have at least 100 services delivered at people’s doorsteps, the official said.

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Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi told IANS: “The plan initially was to take things online but we realised that people find it more easy to call a number and get the services instead of doing things online.” The tenure of the Kejriwal government will end on February 2020. (IANS)