Commercial Taxes Dept busts fake e-way bill racket

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Bengaluru, Jan 20: The Enforcement Wing of Commercial Taxes Department of Karnataka has inspected and de-registered 172 non-existent bogus taxpayers who had raised 11,542 e-way bills amounting to a total outward turnover of Rs 755.17 crore during the last three months.

The Department suspected that the firms were recently registered taxpayers and have obtained GST registrations by uploading fake/fabricated documents in the GST portal and were found to be non- existing at the registered business premises.

The 172 firms had also passed on bogus ITC to the tune of Rs 147.67 crore. Of the 172 firms de-registered, 119 were inspected by South Zone (Bengaluru) Enforcement team, 7 by Bengaluru Vigilance team, 13 by Mangaluru Enforcement team, 12 by Mysuru Enforcement team, 8 by Ballari Enforcement team, 5 by Belagavi Enforcement team, 4 by Hubballi Enforcement team, 3 by Shivamogga Enforcement team and 1 by Kalaburagi Enforcement team.

While the inspecting officers have initiated immediate action of cancellation of GST registrations of such non-existing firms, they are now in the process of collecting evidence from other agencies such as Income Tax department, Banks, Telecom Service Providers, etc. to initiate other stringent actions as per law.



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