Sangram Gaikwad is an officer of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) of 1994 batch. He has worked in the Income Tax (IT) Department in various capacities for two decades. He has been associated with the project of Business Process Re-engineering of the IT Department at the field level.
He holds a B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) from College of Engineering, Pune, and M.A. Sociology from TMV (Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth), Pune.
Before joining the government service, he had worked in an NGO in the area of watershed development. He has edited a book, Selected Essays of Dr S.S. Kalbag on Education, Technology & Rural Development, published by Vigyan Ashram in 2010. His areas of interest are governance, tax administration, tax policy, Indian modernity, nativism, and ancient Indian history.
Chasing one’s own tail: Dealing with tax non-compliance
01 Mar 2017
A key, stated objective of the recent denotification of high-denomination currency notes was to eliminate black money arising from tax evasion, and to expand the tax net. In this article, Sangram Gaikwad and Kailash Gaikwad, officers of the Indian Revenue Service, outline the challenges faced by the tax administration in dealing with rampant evasion in direct taxation, and what can be done to address the issue.
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