Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fake Social Media Message Alert!

These days the following message has been doing the rounds in social media, especially WhatsApp.

Even some of the lawyers have been forwarding the same, without verifying its veracity.

This is the message:

Very useful info...please read it..
Accidental Death & Compensation:
(Income Tax Return Required)
If a person has an accidental death and the person was filing income tax returns for the last three years, then the government is obliged to give ten times the average annual income of the last three years to that person's family.
Yes, you will be surprised by this, but this is right and it is Government rule. For example, if someone's annual income is  4 lakh 5 lakhs and 6 lakhs in the first, second and third years respectively, its average income is ten times of five lakhs.. means five million rupees, family of that person is entitled to receive from the Government.
In the absence of much information, people do not take this claim with the Government.
If any return is missing, mainly last three years, this could lower the claim amount or even no claim because court takes ITR as only evidence. NO wealth record, FD's; business etc. is given that much importance as compared to ITR in the eyes of law.
Many a time,  people do not file ITRs regularly..or it will be taken lightly..
Due to lack of information the family receives no economic benefits.

Source - forwarded
Section 166 of the Motor act, 1988 (Supreme Court Judgment under Civil/ Appeal No. 9858 of 2013, arising out of SLP (c) No. 1056 of 2008) Dt. 31 Oct.  Venki Indore

The above news claims that, to get compensation in case of road accidental death, it is mandatory for the deceased victim  to have filed his/her Income Tax (IT) returns for the last 3 years. Else the claimants will not be eligible to get any compensation.

As per analysis, this is a fake news.

In the case referred above, the Honourable Supreme Court of India has passed orders with respect  to Section 166 of Motor Vehicle Act.

Read the order by clicking on the below link -

http://sci.nic.in/outtoday/ctorders/sc105608.pdf

Or,

https://indiankanoon.org/doc/127361556

There is nowhere mentioned that IT returns is mandatory to get compensation.

Source:
http://www.ayupp.com/social-viral/road-accidental-death-compensation-income-tax-returns-required-14980.html

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