• Bribe Fighter
  • 12 years ago

How much for an income tax refund?

Reported on December 29, 2011 from Kolkata , West Bengal  ι Report #31387

In November, my accountant told me I would have to pay Rs. 40,000 in order to get back a Rs. 80,000 income tax refund. Really? Half of what is owed to me goes to some guy in a Kolkata income tax office? I have paid such bribes in the past but this year, perhaps inspired by ********** Hazare and Lokpal, I refused.
Who knows what the outcome will be but this kind of thing has to be stopped. It's MY money. It's a government office. They are supposed to do their job and give me what is rightfully mine.

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