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Amazon, traders face probe over false Cenvat credit claims

E-commerce player says queries relate to promotion programmes

Amazon, traders face probe over false Cenvat credit claims

E-commerce giant Amazon and 50 of its sellers are facing investigations for allegedly falsely claiming Central Value Added Tax (Cenvat) credit and evading tax of about Rs 118 crore. Officers of the Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI) have conducted search operations at Amazon's business premises across the country and at its headquarters in Bengaluru, in January. "So far, the total tax evasion we have been able to establish is to the tune of Rs 118 crore, which could increase. We will soon issue show cause notices to respective sellers," a senior ...