Income tax department to track Instagram, Facebook posts for tax evasion

From next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will begin surveilling virtual information be collected not just from traditional sources like banks but also from social media sites, as it looks to match residents’ spending patterns with income declarations, said people familiar with the matter. Officials will be able to spot those who pay too little tax without raiding offices and homes as they currently do, the people said, asking not to be identified citing rules on speaking with the media.