The income tax department has sent scrutiny notices to more than 30,000 assessees.
Scrutiny Notices were served to the assessee who had filed revised return for financial year 2016 after demonetisation.
In a statement, the income tax department found these returns suspicious and believed they were filed with 'malafide intention'.
This development is being seen as a big move by income tax department against the tax evaders and black money holders who had tried to accommodate their unreported money during the period of demonetisation by revising the returns after December 31, 2016.
The income tax department said that notices were sent under Section 143 (2) of the Income Tax Act.
Under this section, the income tax department usually asks to provide evidence or basis to support your return.
In the scrutiny notice, the income tax department has asked assessees to produce documents in support of deductions, exemptions, allowances, reliefs other claims of loss and provide proof of all sources of income.
Section 143(2) enables the assessing officer to make a regular assessment after a detailed inquiry.
Failure to comply with scrutiny notices leads to penal provisions such as prosecutions and up to one year imprisonment.