PIB Fact Check Exposes Fake Income Tax Notice Requiring Payment for Audited Balance Sheets

Last updated: 12 February 2024

A recent tweet by PIB Fact Check has brought to light a deceptive notice circulating on social media platforms, purportedly issued in the name of @IncomeTaxIndia. The falsified notice claims that payment is mandatory for audited balance sheets up to February 15, 2024. However, PIB Fact Check has swiftly debunked this misinformation, clarifying that no such notice has been issued by the Income Tax Department.


The deceptive notice, which has caused alarm among taxpayers, underscores the need for vigilance against fraudulent schemes and misinformation campaigns. In response, PIB Fact Check has urged individuals to verify the authenticity of any suspicious notifications by visiting the official website of the Income Tax Department, 'incometax.gov.in'.

PIB Fact Check Exposes Fake Income Tax Notice Requiring Payment for Audited Balance Sheets

This incident serves as a timely reminder of the importance of sourcing information from credible and authoritative sources. With the proliferation of misinformation and scams on digital platforms, it is essential for individuals to exercise caution and verify information before taking any action.

PIB Fact Check's prompt intervention highlights the critical role of fact-checking organizations in combating the spread of false information and protecting the public from potential harm. By promptly debunking misinformation and providing accurate information, these organizations play a vital role in promoting digital literacy and safeguarding public trust.

As technology continues to evolve, it is crucial for individuals to remain vigilant and discerning consumers of information. By exercising caution and verifying information from reliable sources, individuals can protect themselves against scams and misinformation, contributing to a safer and more informed digital environment.

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