Action taken by IT department for delay in depositing TDS
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Income Tax Department seeking information relating to action taken by the Income Tax (IT) authorities against a particular company. The Public Information Officer (PIO) denied the information under section 8(1)(j) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, there shall be no obligation to give any citizen, information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual unless the Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer or the appellate authority, as the case may be, is satisfied that the larger public interest justifies the disclosure of such information: Provided that the information which cannot be denied to the Parliament or a State Legislature shall not be denied to any person. of the RTI Act stating that the information sought was personal in nature and had no relation to any public activity.
During the hearing the before Central Information Commission (CIC), the PIO submitted that a notice had been issued to the company to the tune of Rs. 1,25,963/- and formal orders are to be issued shortly. The appellant submitted that he had filed a complaint with IT authorities as the company had failed to deposit the deducted tax within the prescribed time and wanted to know what action had been taken by them.
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The Commission directed the PIO to inform the appellant about the final decision, indicating the total amount assessed to be paid by the company and the portion of penalty levied.
Citation: Mr. Suresh Kumar Ramasamy v. ITO (TDS)-1(4) & Addl. Commissioner of IT (TDS) in File No. CIC/DS/A/2012/000397/RM
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1241
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