I got a demand notice from city corporation asking to pay taxes due [according to them] from 1982 to 1986 for a few qtrs here and there. The house is in my late father's name. Since its 30yrs its not easy to find such old receipts allthough I have managed to find a few for which I got the notice in the first place.
I went to the office and objected to the notice for such a old period and showed them those old receipts I managed to find out , they immediately asked me to deposit those originals for their checking of records. i refused and offered them photocopies but they said it wont do. Now I have been sent that demand notice once again. Though the amount is of a few hundred rupees but I feel what they are doing is not right. So once again I did not pay.
I would like to know...
1] can they all of a sudden sent me a demand notice 30yrs later?
2] not many people keep such old receipts. does limitation act applies here?
3] can they insist for original receipts when they have lost their own and which is the only proof that i dont have any dues?
Thanks & Regards,