Central excise directorate regional unit detects evasion cases of Rs 76 crore

The Mangaluru regional unit of Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI), the apex intelligence agency under Central Board of Excise and Customs, has performed well in the last fiscal.

The regional unit that started two years ago has detected central excise and service tax evasion cases to the tune of more than Rs 76 crore in 2016-17 and recovered more than Rs 50 crore, an increase of more than 300% compared to the previous year.

A press release from additional director B Sumidaa Devi said the percentage of recovery of central excise duty and service tax in relation to detection is more than 65% which is one of the highest in the country. The evaders had taken to various methods to evade payment of tax. However, on detection, the assesses have come forward and paid all the dues.

In the financial year 2016-17, the regional unit has detected 14  central excise duty evasion cases, involving an estimated amount of Rs 26.23 crore. In this, Rs 6.47 crore was realised. With respect to evasion of service tax, the regional unit has detected 71 cases involving an amount of Rs 50.63 crore and recovered an amount of Rs 43.57 crore.

The unit has detected several high profile cases and in this period, 117 defaulters have come forward to pay service tax and central excise duty. The high compliance level among the defaulters is due to awareness campaign carried out by this unit.

The unit was able to get information from public on duty defaulters. DGCEI has again appealed to people to come forward and report instances of service tax/central excise duty evasion, if any. The informers who provide credible information resulting in detection of duty evasion will be suitably rewarded up to 20% of duty evaded according to the government guidelines issued from time to time.

The informers may contact the officers of the Directorate of General of Central Excise Intelligence, Bharath Nivas, near Gandhi Park, Mannagudda, Mangaluru or contact 0824-2454090 or send an email dgceirumlr@gmail.com. The identity of informers will be kept secret.

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