Now those who buy goods from tax evaders will come under scrutiny

Jan 14 2020 01:37 PM
Now those who buy goods from tax evaders will come under scrutiny

The government has studied 931 cases of fake refund claims after studying GST data. Apart from this, the government has now directed the analytics wing of GST to investigate all the old and outstanding refund cases of inverted duty structure across the country. Sources believe that all such taxpayers who have bought goods from tax evaders can come under scrutiny. According to sources in the Finance Ministry, 27,000 taxpayers have filed refund claims worth Rs 28,000 crore in the account of the inverted duty structure in the current financial year. That was revealed in the weekly review chaired by Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey on Monday. Sources said that data analytics is studying all the refunds given since the year 2017 in fraud cases of the input tax credit.

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Under this, it is being investigated that the taxpayers have adopted the methods for taking refunds. There has been a sharp increase in the number of fake cases of taking the same refund. As of November last year, 6,641 cases of fake refunds were registered in which 7,164 taxpayers were present. Rs 1,057 crore has been recovered from them. The highest number of cases of fake refunds or frauds have been seen in the Kolkata zone. It is followed by Delhi, Jaipur, and Panchkula. The same sources said that investigators in Delhi have exposed several cases of fraud through data analytics. In such cases, it has been seen that a network of 500 companies has been created under this, including fake bill makers, intermediary dealers, distributors and even bogus manufacturers of aerials.

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Apart from this, these people took advantage of fake ITC credit. In Uttarakhand, a manufacturer of aerial clippers was found who supplied fake companies and retailers from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The team investigating the GST fake refund claims Information has also been received that the payment of fake claims of Rs. 27.5 crore by quick steps taken after one such investigation in Uttarakhand Helped Okne. Not only this, but many such cases have also come up regarding the exporters of star status. In the same case, an exporter exporting readymade garments worth more than Rs 50 crore took a refund of Rs 3.90 crore, while his company paid only Rs 1,650 towards GST.

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