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31-Dec2018

Government detects GST evasion Rs 38,896 crore in the April-October of FY19

The government has detected Goods and Services Tax (GST) evasion worth Rs 38,896 crore in 6,585 cases during the first seven months of 2018-19. Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla has said that while central excise evasion of Rs 3,028.58 crore in 398 cases was unearthed during the April-October period, service tax evasion of Rs 26,108.43 crore was detected in 3,922 cases.

Shukla has noted that customs evasion was detected in 12,711 cases involving Rs 6,966.04 crore. He also indicated that the total amount of evasion in indirect taxes (GST, service tax, excise and customs) during April-October adds up to about Rs 75,000 crore.

According to Minister, during the seven-month period, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) recovered evasion worth Rs 9,480 crore in GST, Rs 3,188 crore in service tax, Rs 1,600.84 crore in customs and Rs 383.5 crore in central excise.


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