Puja Committees Under I-T Scanner Over TDS Details

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Kolkata: A number of Puja committees in the city have come under the scanner of the Income Tax department regarding the furnishing of Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) details.

Sources in the I-T department said that they had sent notices to around 40 Puja committees, directing them to turn up with details of their TDS in connection with organising Durga Puja.

They have been asked to be present on Monday and Tuesday. A number of clubs in the city spend a lot on theme Pujas every year, for publicity, decoration of pandals and idols, lighting, etc.

“We are ignorant about dealing with the TDS issue. We are also not too sure on whether we have to submit TDS for this year or for the next year,” said a Puja organiser in North Kolkata who refused to be named. As per figures available with the I-T department, the expenditure during Durga Puja 2018 has been to the tune of around Rs 5,000 crore by the different clubs.

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