State Tax Department raids various firms


Aman Malik

Jammu, Nov 18: With a view to tighten noose around GST3B return non-filers, the State Taxes Department (STD) Jammu, on the directions of M. Raju, Commissioner, State Taxes, J&K, has started a comprehensive drive from today. Sequel to this in a whirl-wind inspections / surveys conducted by the sleuths of the State Taxes Department (STD) under the supervision of Mohammed Shahid Saleem, Additional Commissioner, State Taxes (Administration & Enforcement), Jammu, the GSTR3-B return filing position of some of the dealers was scrutinized on spot and notices issued with a view to ensure deposition of the tax collected by them. The team consisted of Rakesh Magotra, Deputy Commissioner (Enforcement), Jammu, Arvind Sawhney, Neeraj Sharma, Kuldip Jandyal, Ajit Kumar & Anju Anand, State Taxes Officers including Inspectors of the State Taxes Department. The tax payers whose premises were inspected are M/s Gautam Engineers, Sainik Colony, Jammu, M/s Swarn Sales, M/s Swarn Trading, M/s Simran Petroleum Products, M/s Guru Govind Tyres, M/s Universal Traders, M/s Kashmir Tyres, M/s Gogi Traders, M/s Rohan Traders at Transport Nagar, Jammu, M/s Astro India, Bari Brahmana, Jammu, M/s Arjun Glass House, M/s Vishawkarma Traders and M/s Muskan Traders at Gandhi Nagar, Jammu and M/s The Furnishing Mall at Jewel Chowk, Jammu. The tax on turnover running in hundreds of crores have been held back by the above named dealers who were directed on spot to clear their tax liability within seven days failing which action under Section 67 of the SGST Act shall be instituted against them.
M/s Astro India & M/s The Furnishing Mall cleared their liability amounting to Rs.198.34 lakhs and Rs.59.76 lakhs respectively today itself during the special drive launched by the Department.
M/s Kashmir Tyres at Transport Nagar, Jammu was found in operation without GST registration. All the records of the dealer were seized to calculate the tax liability / imposition of penalty besides initiating suo-moto registration of the dealer.
The State Taxes Department shall continue its drive and shall further tighten its noose around the wilful tax evaders / defaulters to ensure hundred per cent tax compliance & discipline. The drive of checking e-way bill shall continue and therefore all the tax payers have been already sensitized to not transport any commodity without e-way bill as same would entail imposition of penalty under law. The Department has directed all the tax payers to file all the GSTR returns well in time and clear the backlogs to evade imposition of penalty on that count.