8.80 Million turns out to be ‘stop filers’ in Demonetisation year

Income Tax Returns have seen a upward surge in tax compliance aftermath of demonetisation and GST introduction. However according to a report, around 8.80 million taxpayers turned out to be ‘stop filers’ i.e. those who did not file tax returns in a given year despite doing so in the financial year 2016-17, the year when Modi Ji demonetised high-value currency notes. In 2016-17, the number of stop filers jumped 10-fold to 8.80 million from 856,000 in 2015-16, the highest increase since 2000-2001.

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