Rs 3,692.69 cr VAT evasion detected from Ahmedabad dist
March, 29th 2012
The state government has stated that in 523 cases where the department had carried out raids, they have found evasion of value added tax (VAT) to the tune of Rs 3,692.69 crore.
The state government in a written reply to Dhandhuka MLA Ranchod Mer said that 785 raids were conducted in Ahmedabad city in the last two years. Of these, the government found evasion in 523 cases to the tune of Rs 3,692.69 crore.
The government had earlier said that the VAT collection in Ahmedabad during the year 2011 had been Rs 6,915 crore.
The government said the department has yet to recover Rs 361.25 crore as dues from various firms. Action has been initiated against these firms under various existing acts.
In Jamnagar, VAT collection was Rs 1,896.33 crore and the government has to recover Rs 2,779.15 crore.
Replying to another question by Arjun Modhwadia, the state government admitted that 16 cement firms in the state have evaded VAT worth 219.59 crore.
The government said that in cases of Somany Cement Company and Jupiter Cement Industries, the state has taken action. Saurashtra Cement has the maximum evasion among the cement firms - to the tune of Rs 99.30 crore - followed by H M P Cement Limited at Rs 44.59 crore.
The government said that Balaram Cement has dues of Rs 13.63 crore, while Somany Cement Company Limited Rs 7.63 crore.