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Govt may shut down 7 lakh shell companies in war on black cash

Discussion in 'World Economy' started by lca-fan, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. lca-fan

    lca-fan Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Govt may shut down 7 lakh shell companies in war on black cash
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    • Many of these firms had deposited huge amounts of cash in banks following demonetisation.
    • The government has involved multiple agencies with the CBDT playing a key role.
    • The I-T dept also gathered a wealth of information on these “dormant“ companies.
    NEW DELHI: The government has expanded the ambit of its fight against black money and is looking to curb institutional money laundering by shutting down "dormant" companies, suspected to be anywhere between 6 to 7 lakh. Many of these firms had carried out high-value transactions and deposited huge amounts of cash in banks following the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) playing a key role. A senior CBDT official said the I-T department has gathered information on shell companies which made huge deposits in the twomonth period post-demonetisation when companies and individuals were allowed to deposit scrapped notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 in banks.

    The I-T department also gathered a wealth of information on these "dormant" companies. These firms had managed to remain under the radar till now by not filing annual returns with the Registrar of Companies (RoC). The government has involved all major revenue intelligence agencies in the exercise, besides the Security and Exchange Board of India, the RBI, the Intelligence Bureau and the corporate affairs ministry, the official said. The CBDT is believed to have impressed upon the government that once these 6-7 lakh dormant firms are deregistered, it could bring an end to "institutional money laundering" in the country.

    Shell companies have no actual business operation or assets. They are merely used by "entry operators" to launder money on behalf of clients. The CBDT has prepared an integrated databank of suspected shell companies and entry operators and is in the process of matching recent banking transactions with other suspect "dormant" companies. The data also includes information gathered from property registration, suspicious transaction reports shared by the Financial Intelligence Unit and foreign bank accounts. This data was further identified against PAN and registered address of suspected entities.
    http://m.timesofindia.com/india/gov...in-war-on-black-cash/articleshow/57382856.cms
     
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    lca-fan Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Good move by GOI. Now govt should cracks down on benaami properties too.
     
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    Excellent .... and as @lca-fan has suggested ... benami properties too .... I guess that is already on the cards!!
     
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  4. Darth Marr

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    Looks like 2017 will be a bad year for the old guard.
     
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    Je baat! :award:
     
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    Grevion Think Tank TROLL ELITE MEMBER

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    Look who's back.:achmed:
     
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    Abingdonboy Captain Technical Analyst

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    LOL, and all of the typical critics were lambasting the PM last year and saying demonetisation would have no effects becuase the crooked would already have moved it into other assets. I said it at the time; demonetisation was not the first or last step, but one of the steps along the way to take a serious chunk out of this illicit activity.

    All these steps must be giving the truly crooked sleepless nights, they don't know where the next blow will come from- good.
     
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    sabar rakh bhai (have patience) and till then listen to this song

     

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