• Notification Date: 25-01-2022
  • Notification No: N/A

GST Evasion of over Rs.93,000 crore revealed by RTI

The government has discovered an evasion in the Goods and Service Tax (GST). This includes Central Excise and Service taxes dated before 2017. The amount is near Rs.93,375 crore. The mismatch in the GST figures was identified in an RTI report. The information was revealed by the Directorate General of GST Intelligence’s (DGGI) various zonal units in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Chandigarh.

Over the last six financial years, there was a GST evasion of Rs.9,359 crore. It was reported by the DGGI officer of the Delhi headquarters. The new information was reported on January 9 to the TOI.

Almost 7,000 notices were sent to the taxpayers. The notices have been sent from the law enforcement agency under the Union Ministry of Finance from 2011 to 2021.

RTI activist Abhay Kolarlar has been extremely agitated with this inefficiency of the DGGI in respect of the collection of tax. He has written a letter narrating his grievances to the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman. He wrote about the failure of the DGGI officers in tax collection and monitoring tax evasion for a decade.

The activist has emphasized taking necessary steps to reform the tax administration system. He has also added a few suggestions to the Finance Minister to resolve the issue. Kolarkar has called the Finance Minister and pointed out that the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), as well as the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), have been incapable of punishing the offenders and putting them behind bars. The activist has suggested strengthening the prosecution. He has also suggested monitoring the cases regularly and publishing the result on the DGGI website.