My friend's PVT company purchased software worth about USD 1000 in the year 2008. They paid using bank wire transfer to a USA software shop. They have lost the BoE and courier slips etc. It is more than 8 years ago but now today in 2017 they have received a notice from the bank stating that if they do not furnish the BoE this matter will be passed on to the enforcement directorate. Can they approach CUSTOMS for a copy of BoE ? This happened in 2008 is there any chance at all of getting the BoE now ?
What happens if the bank passes on the information to ED / RBI ? What other alternative documents will they accept ?
My friend, they have the invoice and they have the software CDs which they have bought.