Mangalore Excise Commissionerate among top nine revenue generators
February, 24th 2012
The Central Excise and Service Tax Commissionerate has collected Rs 4,960 crore of Central Excise for the year 2010-11 duty making it the ninth top revenue yielding Commissionerate in the country. MVS Choudary, commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax, the major revenue yielding commodities of Mangalore Commissionerate were petroleum products, ores and slags, and Iron and steel products. He said the major revenue yielding services of this Commissionerate were banking and financial services, port services, storage and warehousing service and works contract service. During the year 2010-11, this Commissionerate has collected Rs 260 crore of Service Tax.
He said the anti evasion team of this department has cracked down on tax evaders and unearthed duty evasion of Rs 1.50 crore in five Central Excise Cases as on date. The anti-evasion team was also successful in detecting service tax evasion of Rs 6.66 crore in 35 cases and recovering Rs 2.68 crore as on date. The modus operandi adopted by the tax evaders are - collection of service tax from their clients but not declaring and paying to the department; Rendering of taxable service without obtaining Registration and payment of service tax and Misinterpretation of exemption notifications.
The audit team also detected short levy of Service tax and Central Excise to the tune of Rs.47.45 crore and recovered Rs 9.48 crore. Major cases of import of taxable services on which service tax has not been paid and irregular availment of cenvat credit have been detected, he said.