New Delhi, April 16: Weeks after Income-Tax Department named 18 entities, who owed over ₹500 crore in tax to the exchequer, it has revealed some more names.
Moving on the line ‘naming and shaming' large tax defaulters, the department has come out out with a fresh list of 31 defaulters. Reportedly, these entities owe over ₹1,500 crore to the Centre.
The name of these defaulters are: Hyderabad-based Totem Infrastructure (₹401.64 crore), Pune-based Patheja Bros Forging & Auto Parts Mfg Co (₹224.05 crore), Hyderabad-based Royal Fabrics (₹158.94 crore); and Mumbai-based Home Trade (₹72.18 crore).
Asking the defaulters mentioned in the list to "pay tax arrears immediately", the Income-Tax Department said the assessees are either "not traceable" or they have "inadequate assets for recovery."
The initiative, according to a senior tax official, is aimed at publicising and putting these names in public domain so that the common man can come forward to help the Department in knowing the whereabouts of these.
As per a statement given by Government in Parliament, the total corporate tax demand pending collection up to December 2014 was ₹3,11,080 crore.
The Government's efforts to improve revenue collection include surveys for identification of potential tax evaders, gathering information from various sources, regular scrutiny, audit, joining global efforts to combat cross-border tax evasion and tax fraud, and to promote international tax compliance.
(With inputs from PTI)