21,791 fake GST registrations exposed, Rs 24,000 crore tax evasion also exposed

GST Registration: For the past several months, the government has been running a special campaign against fake GST registrations. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that during the last two months of the special drive, GST officials have detected 21,791 fake GST registrations that had no trace. He said that GST evasion of more than Rs 24,000 crore has been detected during this special drive.

A question regarding this was asked to the Finance Minister in the Rajya Sabha during the winter session of the Parliament. Rajya Sabha member Mosam Noor had questioned the finance minister about bogus GST registration and total tax evasion by CBIC under a special drive by CBIC between May and July 2023. In response to his same question, the finance minister said that a total of 11392 units under the tax jurisdiction of the state and 21791 units including under the jurisdiction of CBIC have been found to have filed fake GST registrations which are non-existent. Found to be present. He said states have detected tax evasion of a total of Rs 8805 crore and CBIC has detected Rs 15205 crore, totaling Rs 24010 crore.

The finance minister said that to protect the interests of honest taxpayers and to save taxpayers from serious hardship, instructions are issued from time to time, directing the officers to exercise caution in exercising their powers.

In fact, during the special campaign against bogus GST registration conducted by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs i.e. CBIC from May 16 to July 15, 2023, the number of establishments identified as fake registrations and the total amount of tax evasion was asked. She was giving a written answer to a question.

On the other hand, in response to another question, the Minister of State for Finance said that show-cause notices have been issued to online gaming companies regarding tax liabilities of Rs 1,12,332 crore for the financial years 2022-23 and 2023-24. .

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