Income Tax Air Intelligence Unit

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Income Tax Air Intelligence Unit
आयकर एयर इंटेलीजेंस यूनिट
Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency India
Governing body Government of India
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Parent agency Investigation Division of the Central Board of Direct Taxes

The Income Tax Air Intelligence Unit is a law enforcement agency, under the Ministry of Finance responsible for fighting tax evasion and to tackle the menace of black money with cross-border ramifications in India in airports in consultation with the Central Board of Excise and Customs and the CISF.It functions under the Zonal Deputy Director (Intelligence) Income Tax.The agency functions under the rules prescribed by its parent organisation to tackle any intimidation in course of their new duty of checking and gathering intelligence on tax evasion in airports.Their mandate will son be extended to Ports.The Election Commission of India has congratulated this agency on their path breaking efforts to fight tax evasion among politicians.[1][2][3] In February 2011 it was reported that the AIU had recently seized large amounts of gold, cash and diamonds from travellers.[4]

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