Income-tax officials are using social media posts to gather more information about the an average taxpayer.
Photographs of an overseas vacation or a new car, which the taxpayer has shared among his friends, are being used by taxmen.
Surprisingly, it is I-T officials in non-metros who are increasingly vetting social media posts of taxpayers.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex body of the income tax department, has not issued any directive to its tax officers to scour social media. However, an I-T official admitted he finds it useful, in certain instances, to look up social media posts of a taxpayer to gather information.