Kailash Gaikwad is an officer of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) of 2005 batch. He has worked in various capacities in the Income Tax (IT) Department at Nashik, Pune and Mumbai. He graduated with an M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) in 2002 from Government Medical College, Aurangabad. His areas of interest are tax administration and public finance.
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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