State Tax Department issues notice to different business units

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Aman Malik

Jammu, Jan 8: The State Taxes Department, J&K under the directions of Commissioner, State Taxes, Mr. P.K. Bhat has intensified its activities with a view to ensure tax compliance & non evasion of goods and services tax revenue. Sequel to this notice under Section 74 of the JKSGST Act has been issued by the State Taxes Department, Jammu to Addison Resort (Punjabi Haveli) National Highway, Suketar, for depositing tax and penalty of Rs. 27,04,853/-. The proceeding has been initiated as the business establishment has failed to deposit the amount after it was noticed that it had wilfully short paid the tax for the period from July, 2017 to March, 2018. Meanwhile, the State Taxes Department, Jammu also inspected Neeru Hardware at Bhaderwah and detected huge tax evasion worth Rs. 39 lacs. As per the sale records seized from the business establishment, the total sales from July, 2017 to December, 2018 were approximately of Rs. 2.29 crores. Business establishment has not complied with the GST provisions and notice under Section 76 has been issued to him for depositing the tax amount and penalty worth Rs. 39 lacs thereof.
The State Tax Department, Jammu has also started confiscation proceedings of vehicle No JK02AP 8660 alongwith the textile/made-up items which were seized/detained during a routine check at Jammu. The confiscation proceedings have been initiated in view of failure of the owner of the vehicle and the commodities in depositing the tax amount and the penalty as provided under the GST law. As per the proceedings initiated, the owner has been directed to deposit an amount of Rs. 12,24,000/- in lieu of confiscation.
The State Taxes Department, Jammu has also issued notice under Section 76 to IBK Foods and Hospitalities Private Limited (Smokin Joes) demanding deposition of an amount of Rs.18,44,440/- for not complying with the provisions of the GST Law from July, 2017 to till date. Meanwhile, another notice under Section 76 has been issued by the State Tax Department, Jammu to the Vardaan Security and Facilitation Private Limited under Section 76 of the J&K SGST Act demanding deposition of an amount of Rs. 37,04,818/- for not complying with the provisions of the GST Law from July, 2017 to March, 2018.
On specific information the State Taxes Department, Jammu inspected a godown belonging to the Hari Enterprises at Channi Himmat, Jammu. On inspection it was found that the godown was not registered under relevant provision of the law and undeclared commodities worth Rs. 13 lacs were found available at site. Proceedings under relevant provision of law have been carried for deposition of tax and penalty by the concerned.
On basis of specific input the State Taxes Department, Jammu detained a vehicle bearing Registration No. JK03C-7411 carrying and transporting goods on behalf of P.V Chandra Trading Agency. During physical check of the vehicle it was found that the vehicle was carrying 28,038 meters of textile whereas same was declared as 15,662 meters only in the invoice. Acting as per the provisions of the GST law, a tax and penalty amount of Rs. 2, 22, 168 was recovered by the State Tax Department, Jammu from the erring dealer on spot. The State Tax Department, Jammu also realised an amount of Rs. 4,41,000/- from the casual blanket sellers who were inspected by the department few days ago. Blanket sellers have now applied for registration under Casual Scheme of GST Law.
Meanwhile, the State Taxes Department, Udhampur on the basis of specific input detained vehicle bearing Registration No. JK05C-5027 and put it to physical check. An amount of Rs. 6,12, 044 was recovered from the owner for transport of textile which were grossly undervalued for evasion of tax.

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