Latest Expert Exchange Queries
sitemapHome | Registration | Job Portal for CA's | Expert Exchange | Currency Converter | Post Matrimonial Ads | Post Property Ads
News shortcuts: From the Courts | News Headlines | VAT (Value Added Tax) | Service Tax | Sales Tax | Placements & Empanelment | Various Acts & Rules | Latest Circulars | New Forms | Forex | Auditing | Direct Tax | Customs and Excise | ICAI | Corporate Law | Markets | Students | General | Indirect Tax | Mergers and Acquisitions | Continuing Prof. Edu. | Budget Extravaganza | Transfer Pricing
Popular Search: VAT Audit :: list of goods taxed at 4% :: cpt :: ICAI offer Get Windows 7,Office 2010 in Rs.799 Taxes :: TAX RATES - GOODS TAXABLE @ 4% :: form 3cd :: Central Excise rule to resale the machines to a new company :: ACCOUNTING STANDARDS :: due date for vat payment :: VAT RATES :: TDS :: empanelment :: articles on VAT and GST in India :: ACCOUNTING STANDARD :: ARTICLES ON INPUT TAX CREDIT IN VAT
Indirect Tax »
 Finance Minister Favours Cess Over Additional Tax To Compensate States Under GST
  Indirect Tax collections up
 A GST rate that can unlock India’s potential
 Why India fared badly in World Bank’s Doing Business survey
 Income Tax dept to intensify anti-black money operations
 Applicability of TDS provisions of section 194-I of the Income-tax Act, 1961 on lump sum lease premium paid for acquisition of long term lease-regarding
 CBDT seeks monthly data of disposed I-T appeals
 Further indirect tax may be levied in 2017
 India has to make its own tax law
 Centre warns against criticism of GST network
 Indirect tax collection jumps 26% in April-September, direct tax 9%

Steps taken by Income Tax Department for safeguarding taxpayers from Phishing email
February, 11th 2016
                                 Government of India
                                  Ministry of Finance
                               Department of Revenue
                             Central Board of Direct Taxes

                                   PRESS RELEASE

                                                                 New Delhi, 5th February, 2016

Sub:­ Steps taken by Income Tax Department for safeguarding taxpaye rs from Phishing
email - regarding

The Income Tax Department has been at the forefront of using technology in implementing its ­
e-Governance initiatives. Most of its routine communication to taxpayers is through email and
SMS. Therefore, the Department is very sensitive and alert to attempts made by fraudsters to
spoof the Department's identity to send phishing emails. To ensure that taxpayers are aware that
the Department does not seek any confidential or financial information of the taxpayer over
email, the below mentioned advisory has been prominently displayed on the national website:

 "The Income Tax Department NEVER asks for your PIN numbers, passwords or similar access
 information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts through e-mail.

 The Income Tax Department appeals to taxpayers NOT to respond to such e-mails and NOT to
 share information relating to their credit card, bank and other financial accounts."

The Do's and Don't's to ensure that the gullible taxpayers do not inadvertently play into the
hands     of       fraudsters      are   clearly     mentioned       on      the     website: All taxpayer reports of phishing
emails are forwarded to incident@cert- which is a Government of India agency
mandated to fight against such threats.

Further, the Department has implemented best practices such as SPF (Sender Policy
Framework), DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail) and DMARC (Domain-based Message
Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) for its email domains. Use of these protocols
enables the e-mail receiver domains such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc to determine whether or
not a received e- mail is actually from the defined sender such as the Department and block
phishing emails from reaching the taxpayer.

Taxpayers are advised to follow these simple checks if they do receive any email purporting to
be from the Income Tax Department:

        Check for the domain name carefully. Fake emails will have misspelt or incorrect
        sounding variants of websites of the Income Tax Department.
        Check the message header ­ for example in Gmail it can be viewed by selecting the
        option `Show Original'.
        Do not open such emails in spam or junk folder and do not reply to such emails.
        Do not open any attachments. Attachments may contain malicious code.
        Do not click on any links. Even if you have clicked on links inadvertently in a
        suspicious e- mail or phishing website then do not enter confidential information like
        bank account, credit card details.
        Do not cut and paste the link from the message into your browsers.
        Forward the phishing emails to incident@cert- with a request to examine and
        block the sender.
        Use anti-virus software, anti spyware, and a firewall and keep them updated.

Income Tax Department is committed to encouraging taxpayers to engage with it electronically
by following safe and best practices.

                                                                            (Shefali Shah)
                                                    Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax (OSD)
                                                             Official Spokesperson, CBDT
Home | About Us | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
Copyright 2016 CAinINDIA All Right Reserved.
Designed and Developed by Binarysoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Integrated Software Solutions Integrated Software Development Integrated Software Services Integrated Software Solutions India Integrated Softw

Transfer Pricing | International Taxation | Business Consulting | Corporate Compliance and Consulting | Assurance and Risk Advisory | Indirect Taxes | Direct Taxes | Transaction Advisory | Regular Compliance and Reporting | Tax Assessments | International Taxation Advisory | Capital Structuring | Withholding tax advisory | Expatriate Tax Reporting | Litigation | Badges | Club Badges | Seals | Military Insignias | Emblems | Family Crest | Software Development India | Software Development Company | SEO Company | Web Application Development | MLM Software | MLM Solutions