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Enforcement wing of State Tax Deptt imposes Rs 4.48 lakh penalty on tax evaders

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JAMMU: State Taxes Department has imposed Rs 4.80 lakh penalty on four vehicles within a week for not possessing proper documents required for transportation of goods.

The checking was carried out by the State Tax Officers of Enforcement wing in Samba, Rajouri and Poonch districts on the instructions of Commissioner State Tax, Rashmi Singh and under the supervision of Additional Commissioner, State Taxes (Adm & Enforcement), Nitu Gupta and under close supervision of DC enforcement Samba, Sanjay Gupta and Assistant Commissioner Samba, Aijaz Qaiser.

As per the department, Deputy Commissioner Enforcement wing Samba constituted different teams headed by State Tax Officers for enforcement activities in Samba, Rajouri and Poonch districts.

During the enforcement drive, one truck was intercepted at BG, Poonch carrying tobacco products without tax invoices and a penalty amounting to Rs 2.61 lakh was imposed. Another vehicle(passenger bus) carrying mobile phones without Electronic way bills(E-way bills) was intercepted at Rajouri and a penalty to the tune of Rs 1.14 lakh was imposed and two vehicles carrying Scrap without proper documents were detained at Samba and a Rs 1.04 lakh penalty was imposed and recovered.

As per the Deputy Commissioner enforcement Samba, the Department would further emphasize on the checking against the conveyances carrying goods without proper tax invoices, e-way bills etc and penalize the vehicles under section 129 of CGST Act for evading tax so as to ensure that the tax evasion practices can be stopped at the earliest.

The department has imposed Rs 16 lakh penalty on the violators in the month of September, 2022 in these three districts.

The inspection teams were headed by 06 STOs, Ashiq Rafiq Malik, Asia Bano, Anjali Sharma, Mohammad Naseem, Rohit Sharma and Manav Gupta, Inspectors, Sub inspectors and other officials of the State tax department.

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