Despite shoutings and raiseing slogans against the government from opposition parties, amendment to the I-T Act has been passed in the Lok Sabha today
The intention was to clearly wipe out the black money from the country, but some people were still trying to convert the black money even after the announcement, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said while debating in the parliament.
Defending the urgent amendment of I-T act, Jaitley said government moved amendments in the Income tax law after it saw that some people were trying to convert black money into white after the announcement of demonetisation on November 8.
"When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation move, the intention was clearly to wipe out black money. The BJP government has always taken measures to curb the circulation of black money," Jaitley said in Lok Sabha.
“Government moved amendments in Income tax law after it saw that a few people were still trying to convert black money into white post-demonetisation,” Jaitley added.
Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day straight after passage of I-T act.
The Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016 proposes a tax of 30 percent and penalty of 10 percent. A surcharge in the form of cess of 33 percent will have to be paid on the tax.