Vikash Sharma

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI), Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has come across some instances in which some individuals with fraudulent intent are creating and sending fake summons to the taxpayers.

It is a matter of concern as the fake summons being sent out might look real as they have a Document Identification Number (DIN). But these DIN numbers are not issued by DGGI in the case of these entities.

DGGI has been taking serious steps by informing and filing complaint with the Police against those involved in creating and sending fake and fraudulent summons, reported PIB.

Earlier, CBIC had issued a circular on November 5, 2019 regarding generation and quoting of DIN on communications sent by CBIC officers to taxpayers.

How To Verify Veracity? 

The taxpayers can verify the genuineness of any communication (including Summons) from the Department by using the ‘VERIFY CBIC-DIN’ window on the CBIC’s website or the DIN Utility Search on the online portal of Directorate of Data Management (DDM), CBIC.

Individual taxpayers who get summons from DGGI/CBIC formations that seem suspicious or possibly fake may immediately report them to concerned jurisdictional DGGI/ CBIC office also for verification, so that necessary action against those responsible for these fraudulent activities can be taken, the report added.