Is it fair to spare political parties from income tax investigation?

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Gayatri Jena said: (May 28, 2020)  
Hi everyone.

Its a very serious and interesting topic that is it fair to spare political parties from an income tax investigation.

According to me absolutely No it's not fair to spare political parties from an income tax investigation.

As India is a democratic country. The rules should be the same for all. There are many political parties in India and some of them are corrupt. These parties receive a huge fund from industrialist and different organisation.

These funds are the black money they collect and use at the time election to buy more votes from people.

The recent rule passed by Election Commission of India which has asked all political parties which receive funding of more than twenty thousand must reveal donors name.

So I conclude that there should be income tax investigation done every year and before the election then they should be allowed for election.

Thank you.

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Ajay Kumar said: (Mar 1, 2020)  
Hello everyone, A very good morning you to all.

This is Ajay Kumar, I think in my point of view it is not fair to spare political parties from an income tax investigation. As we all know that we live in the country which comes in the list of most corrupt countries and we all know that politics are the major cause of corruption in India. So every citizen of our country should follow equal rules and rules are made for all equally to follow. Hence income tax should be levied to all of them who assess more income. If it is implemented then corruption will decrease at a certain level which is a good sign for the development of our country.

Thank you for reading my opinion.

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Saloni Sharma said: (Jul 7, 2018)  
Political parties are allowed to get anonymous donation up to Rs. 2, 000 and money more than that requires particulars of the person, donating them. I don't understand how all this seems fair to the government when this is a clear corruption.

What political parties want more than funding for its campaign. Anybody seeking favours from these parties may fund it anonymously and political parties just have to show this fund as a summation of Rs 2,000.

There should be a proper balance sheet of each funding to political parties and no anonymous fund should be allowed. Moreover government Think " there would be income tax return by parties", when there is no income tax imposed on political parties. Therefore it would be fairer than income tax department keeps an eye on political parties.

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Mahesh said: (Jul 5, 2018)  
First thing you should note that the topic isn't about politicians, it's about political parties. IT department is free to investigate politicians just like a common man. But Before some years political parties were free to get donation from people. So, political parties were getting money from illegal ways.

But this year, in January, the IT department has ordered that political parties can't accept money more than 2000 in the form of cash. People have to buy an electoral bond from specific branches of SBI and use to donate money to political parties.

It's a very good thing, significantly reduces corruption, or it cleans up the election funding. But this isn't enough.

The political parties may say they got money from more people, But it was less than 2000. So I would like to listen if you have any ways how this can be made more effective.

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Deepak said: (Apr 16, 2018)  
Being a world largest democracy in the world everybody should be seen at the same level no matter if it's a political party or a common man. So, why then political parties are not to be covered in this rule?

Secondly, there are many political parties that are receiving their funds as black money, with this shameful act making our system hollow day by day. And if these political parties say themself as the system that works in the favour of people then there should not be any fear in them for income tax investigation. Their tax will contribute to the development of the country and leaving their taxes we are losing a huge part of the money that can help to make good resources for poor people.

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Karan said: (Feb 16, 2018)  
Why should a political party be spared from income tax investigation? This gives rise to corruption. A secure way for few people to evade income tax under the name of their political party. The political parties are given lots of facilities in India but income tax is something each and every organization, human, etc should pay. This way the poorer get poorer and the richer get richer. So even a political party should undergo income tax investigation. If the party and their people are clear they should not have any problem in the investigation.

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Revathi said: (Feb 4, 2018)  
My opinion is that it is not fair to spare political parties from income tax investigations, the rule is a rule and it is applicable to each and every one of our constitutions.

We all know undoubtedly that all political parties are corrupted. My opinion is that no political personality should participate in the election who involves in corruption but our constitution doesn't mind those ideas. They don't bother whether they are educated, capable or honest. They just need fame and thus ruling political parties.

Even when income tax investigation moves against them, it's not valid by using their power they miss use the duty of income tax officers.

Though if an income tax ride happens, if the income tax department submits the report to the government about the illegal properties till that only the news will be published. We don't know what happens to the property or black money that has been captured.

The political parties and government are answerable to the society about the usage of those properties.

Finally, I add a point that even income tax officers being honest but the political parties are not expecting to be honest only if they strictly punished by providing no facilities that a common man gets from the government this would change.

Thank you.

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Sunakshi said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
No, all the laws and rules of India are meant for every citizen of India. There should be equality of law for everyone. Tax should be levied on everyone who is an assessee and also the investigations regarding taxes should also be done on everyone whether the person is of any political party or any normal individual, RULE IS RULE. And at last, I would like to add as we all know this truth that all the political parties are undoubtedly ''CORRUPT''.

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Naman said: (Nov 8, 2017)  
India is a political world power. The right to equality has to be justified for every citizen. The political parties themselves are a group of some individuals which does not gives it any advantage to stay unchecked by the income tax department. A lot of black money flows through these chains and we can't deny it on any level. There is only one way to restrict this and it is getting it under one umbrella of equality. That is the only way to justify constitutional equality.

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Ravali said: (Nov 7, 2017)  
No its not fair to spare political parties from income tax investigation because everything like every fund at last will be handed over to that leaders. They may not use all the fund, they may keep some aside. To come to know this type of issues income tax investigation is must for them.

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Ramjit said: (Oct 5, 2017)  
As we all know that our country comes in the top for corruption and for black money. This all corruption taking place from this political parties and from business persons only. If we are spare them only from the income tax investigation then how will our country will develop the poor people will going to be poor only then. Which ever political party starts any new project in our country they are playing a big game in that and every earns a huge profit from that and they are not paying taxes for the same. Every year they start a project of crores of crores budget and actually they are using this all money in that project not at all they all goes in their pocket and not even paying tax. So it is not at all fair to spare a political parties from income tax investigation.

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Harsh said: (Jul 20, 2017)  
We are living in the country which comes in the list of most corrupted countries.

So, it is definitely not fair to spare political parties from income tax investigations because political parties are one of the soul reasons for corruption in our country and they are the most corrupted persons of the society.

So sparing them from income tax investigations will escalate the level of black money in our economy and at the end, the common people will suffer.

So, if we want to a developed and corruption free country so we should not spare anyone from income tax investigations.

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Manoj said: (Jul 9, 2017)  
Hello, everyone.

As we all know certain laws have been made for everything and they are same for everyone any particular person should not be exempted from it be it a politician or someone else.

Poltics has become a business now like they spend so much while campaigning, to make Thier party a winning one. And if they got the desired results as they spend all the five years in collecting money for their future campaigning and this cycle goes on fooling the common man.

So in my point of view, this is totally not fair to spare them from tax investigation, as the law should be one for all.

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Abu said: (Jul 9, 2017)  
According to me, political parties must not spare from income tax. All people are same, rules are mean to everyone. Political parties have huge responsibilities to follow the rules. Leaders must pay their taxes regularly. They must be a role model to every citizen. Leaders like Perunthalaivar Kamarajar, Arignar Anna Abdul Kalam are a role model to everyone, We accept these kinds of citizens. But in today world, these kind of leaders are not possible. Thank you.

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Uttara Deb said: (Jul 9, 2017)  
Hello, everyone. This is Uttara.

Of course, each and every person who runs from the rule of law should not be allowed to participate in any kind of election. Elections are meant to select the people's representative. And the person or party should be fare and integrated. In our country, politicians the main culprit to avoid taxes. Huge amounts of money get vandalised in elections. Big corporates donate the unaccounted amount to these parties in the name of political funding to serve their ulterior motives in the future. Politicians loot many portions of these funds and channelise very little to support political activities. Moreover, many politicians give gifts or donations from these funds to fuel communal violence as we can see in recent West Bengal turmoil. The Election Commission has notified few rules like election bond and no cash donation more than 20000 and discloser of donating party name etc is a welcome move in this regard but much still needed to overcome to see India a corruption free country at least in the sphere of the election.

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Ajay Yadav said: (Jul 8, 2017)  
Definitely, not because every citizen of our country should have given equal fundamental rights so why should this fundamental equality not be introduced on politicians? They are elected by the common man. Our national party like BJP and Congress who got a huge amount through the donation of eminent person because they know once they come in power they will favour their company and will earn a big amount by the party name and government. So their fund should be check on regular basis and any irregularities found, they should be banned. Thank you.

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Prateek said: (Jun 25, 2017)  
No absolutely not. Why political parties need exemption from income tax investigation. Are they above constitution. Talking about Indian political parties, these are one of the biggest source of corruption. Almost 80% to 90% funds is from undeclared sources. These undeclared sources funds the political parties and later earn that money from unfair means when that party is in power. This is corruption.

Now, the time has come when the political parties should declare their funds and should come under RTI.

The country's economy is digitalizing. Political parties should also promote digitilazation and should declare that they would only accept the fund paid by digital means.

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Anamika Das said: (Jun 22, 2017)  
Hi, everyone.

According to me, Political parties should definitely not be spared from the investigation of IT department. Law should be the same for every person and there should be no discrimination. Also, a considerable part of the black money is in possession by the political parties which they spend in elections that in turn leads to illegal votings and people doesn't select the right party. So in order to maintain transparency political parties should be included in IT investigation. Thank you.

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Ravi said: (May 15, 2017)  
No it's not a fare to spare political parties from income tax investigation because the law is common for all whether they are from political parties or from big rich groups, there should be transparency for all, as we all know that these political parties have lots of funds, which they use during votes and because of that people don't give vote to genuine people, so according to me, there should be strict law for all, I mean we all human being on this planet earth.

Thank you.

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Akansha Nigam said: (May 4, 2017)  
Hello, Friends.

Good to read all your comments and really as like you all.

I also believe that political must not spare from the income tax investigation. I believe that in the name of helping people all the parties getting fund which has not records and income tax department doesn't have any eye on it which is not good.

India really doesn't afford such kind of lacking as our next generation must have developed country. Everything must be transparent, our common man has gone through with many problems regarding this black money so the political leader must have this investigation. India needs it, we need this as it's Indian citizen property. These leaders must not ruin our India. Every money must have the transparency from where it comes money should move then only we will get rid of this black money.

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Neeraj said: (Apr 17, 2017)  
Hi Guys,

No, It is not fair to spare political parties from income tax investigation.

There is a low that is same for all people whether they belong from the political party or any big group. We all know the resources of the political parties from where they collect funds etc. And during that collection, they do some illegal activities which are enduring that time.

If income tax department tries to ask some things regarding that fund at all so is fair because then we can reduce that tolerance which is harmful to the society. When we talk about political parties it means we are talking about leaders of our country and their leadership so if they do some harmful activities so they give bad impression before the society. Black money is a big issue in front of us because that becomes a major drawback in developing the country. If we want to develop our country even gradually so we must take some strict decision against it. When tax amount comes in a big form of money then that money becomes very useful for the society and gives a rise to the development. There are different-2 kinds of departments before the government and they receive their monthly salary from that amount not only this but also many other things take place to go with the help of the money. So we can consider over here the importance of the tax.

In conclusion, I would say that tax amount is the breath of the government sectors without it government sectors and other things can not imagine to alive so it must fair to follow this particular low.


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Honey said: (Apr 14, 2017)  
It's a big no from my side. The most important reason of demonetization is black money which is firmly held by the political parties. So they never should be spared.

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Rashmitha said: (Apr 10, 2017)  
It is not fair to spare political parties from income tax investigation because every institution, individual are treated equally under the law and political parties also treated equally, the investigation is compulsory to make the country transparent and to know how much black money is hidden with every individual. At the time of elections, political leaders spend lots of black money to increase their rate of voting. This leads to illegal elections and people cannot elect their right and correct leader. By investigation transparency of currency and accountability can be ensured and black money can be ruined this leads to the development of the country.

Thank you.

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Rabi said: (Apr 1, 2017)  
No, it's not fare. Because according to a research more than 33cr money invested in 2014 Lok sabha election. If this news is true then from where the huge money comes from to the political parties?

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Javed Ansari said: (Mar 15, 2017)  
In my opinion.

It's a fair decision because each and every person rule and regulation are same thus tax are apply to every spare political parties.

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Rajendra Choudhary said: (Mar 4, 2017)  
In my point of view, the rules and regulations are same for every person. Some time ago I read in news paper if the income tax department will make top list of black money holder 75% above people will come in that list. So investigation should be done for the all the political parties without any interfaces. Without doing this we can't remove problem of black money.

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Humani said: (Feb 26, 2017)  
No according to me, As my opinion, this is not fair to spare political parties from income tax investigation because becoming a good nation in any way as an educational purposes, as smartness purposes, as digitally whenever need to each one equal. It really needs to becoming a developed countries.

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Sukanta Das Mohapatra said: (Feb 21, 2017)  
According to law, each and every person have their own property or provident fund should come under the taxation because most of people are used to keep link with the politics. Nowadays it is the simplest way to convert the black money to white. So it should bound all political parties shows their annual income and source of income. All should maintain a database of their income as well as receipt. And the persons who give the money to various parties like Chanda. The should maintain a maximum amount.

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Akash Nigam said: (Feb 21, 2017)  
Hi guys,

I am Akash and yes it is not fair too spare political parties from income tax investigation, why does politics attract many people because of power and luxury. If the money will become transparent too all people then luxury will end from politics which leaves the political party with power which can be used by vision and enthusiastic person who really want change. So no it is not fair to spare political parties from income tax investigation.

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ARNAB said: (Feb 15, 2017)  
No, it's not fair at all because common people have a right to know about the political party because we elect them for the sake of our country. So we should know that if they are doing any bad work or involved in corruption are they having a black money or not because it is the matter of our motherland we can not afford wrong people to take the charge of our country's development.

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Vipul said: (Jan 27, 2017)  
No, it is not fair to spare political parties from income tax investigations because political parties invest huge money in their advertising for election and that money may have black money so there should be some investigation by the Central government to prevent this use of black money or seize it.

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Niza said: (Jan 18, 2017)  
Definitely not. No political party should be allowed to contest in election without proper investigation. Political parties receive huge amount of sum and donations from different sources to carry out their campaign.

Now, the question is who are these sources and why they are willing to donate such a large amount of money? Mostly prominent industrialists pay huge amount so that once the party which they funded wins majority and comes into power, the given political party favors them.

The recent rule passed by Election Commission of India which has asked all political parties which receive funding of more than twenty thousand must reveal donors name. This is a welcoming step by election commission and it should be supported whole heartedly for fair election. Transparency and accountability are the two most basic needs which we want everywhere. Once people get to know about different sources they can easily make their decision. Any political party which doesn't fully assist in their income investigation should not be allowed to contest in election and they should be freezed.

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RAZHA said: (Jan 13, 2017)  

Question is good, but it depends on government that they want to disclose their source of funds or not.

That requires take decision beyond political will.

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Manoj Kumar Singh said: (Jan 9, 2017)  
No, not at all. Like any other entity political parties are also entities. Law shouldI be equal to all. An exempting political party from income tax investigation is quite discriminatory. Like every citizen, all institutions including political parties should be brought into income tax investigation. Law has all rights to know about the source of income and items and amount of expenditure.

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Voice Of Indian Cityzen said: (Dec 30, 2016)  
My point of views :-

Not, it is not fair to spare political parties from income tax investigation because all the nation political party like BJP (nearly 938 crore fund), Congress (nearly nearly 150 plus fund) have great amount donation or fund from many source, that may legal or illegal and they want keep silent mode on this topic, there are need of transparency, fund of political party disclose on their own website if they have really develop India as Developed Country otherwise our Country youth skills, economic strength of nation, productivity of farmer, research of scientist, martyr of solder waste in increase funding of ruling or opposition party in our country.

Thank you for adding this topic in group discussion.

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YASHWANTH said: (Dec 30, 2016)  
No, It won't be fair at all. In law point of view, no one can get exception even those who formulate the law. If the department has reasonable cause to believe it can proceed further without looking whoever on the other side.

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