Haryana has fourth highest variety of GST evaders in India in final Three years

Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 22

Haryana has the fourth-highest variety of GST evaders throughout the nation within the final three years, in keeping with Central GST authorities.

As per the figures positioned earlier than the Lok Sabha in the course of the ongoing session, there have been 1,708 circumstances of Goods and Services Tax (GST) evasion in Haryana amounting to Rs 3,182.32 crore, from July 2017 to August this yr, which is 3.four per cent of total evasion within the nation.

Delhi tops with 3,182 circumstances of GST evasion, adopted by 2,540 in Maharashtra and 1,739 in Gujarat.

However, within the quantum of evasion, many states are forward of Haryana even because it leads among the many neighbouring states. Punjab has witnessed an evasion of Rs 656.27 crore within the final three years whereas Himachal Pradesh (HP) has Rs 271.36 crore, Jammu and Kashmir (J&Ok) has Rs 256.27 crore and Chandigarh has Rs 39.90 crore.

Ten individuals have thus far been arrested for evasion in Haryana, whereas six in Punjab have been apprehended thus far. No one was arrested in Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and J&Ok.

There have been 20,233 circumstances of GST evasion value Rs 93,642.08 crore and 408 individuals have been arrested since July 2017 in your complete nation. The quantum of GST evasion has been the very best in Maharashtra at Rs 20,056.05 crore adopted by Rs 14,022.54 crore in Delhi and Rs 8,782.78 crore in Karnataka.

No central tax officer is concerned within the evasion, knowledgeable Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur, in a written reply to a query.

The House was informed that “GST evasion is being prevented/reduced by the use of data analytics, checking E-way bills, and developing specific intelligence”.

Recently, the Tax Research Unit of the Excise and Taxation Department Haryana zeroed in on 138 newly registered taxpayers of the state below GST for his or her suspicious transactions. These taxpayers had been recognized by the info analytic capabilities of the Tax Research Unit. As many as 69 of the 138 circumstances had been pretend or non-existent. The verifications of the data of those entities revealed that these taxpayers had handed on credit score amounting to Rs.1,182.23 crore.

The Excise and Taxation Department is additional digging out the beneficiaries to whom the credit score was handed on by these pretend taxpayers. These beneficiary entities would even be responsible for recoveries arising from pretend transactions, the spokesman mentioned.

State No. of GST  Evasion              Quantum of evasion Arrest
Haryana 1,708 Rs 3,182.32 crore 10
Punjab 353 Rs 656.27 crore 6
HP 110 Rs 271.36 crore Nil
J&Ok 103 Rs 256.27 crore Nil
Chandigarh 49 Rs 39.90 crore Nil

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