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Tax officials unearth Rs 19,492 crore GST evasion via special drive

The department learnt to have detained 7-10 alleged beneficiaries of fake tax claims


Shrimi Choudhary New Delhi

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A nationwide crackdown by the goods and services tax (GST) authorities has helped uncover tax evasion to the tune of Rs 19,492 crore. The two-month special drive, which concluded on July 15, was part of the tax authorities’ efforts — both at the central and state levels — to combat tax evasion by scrutinising fake GST registration and catch offenders. 

Such fraudulent activities have resulted in the blockage of fake input tax credit claims worth Rs 6,200 crore, a senior government official told Business Standard

Tax recovery in detected cases is currently around Rs 79 crore and an investigation in

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First Published: Jul 21 2023 | 10:59 PM IST

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