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BHOPAL: Coordinated approach and data analysis by officials of central and state GST (Goods and Services Tax) departments led to detection of GST evasion to the tune of Rs 492 crore. Not only this, teams recovered about Rs 200 crore from this amount.

A high level of meeting of GST officials of state and centre was held recently wherein officials revealed that data analysis through NICK eWay bill portal and other information technology channels led to detection of GST evasion. Tax evasion of Rs 492 crore was detected in the current financial year.

Action was taken by enforcement teams after which Rs 203 crore have been deposited in the government treasury. As many as 1,332 vehicle owners have also been penalised for tax evasion. Officials said that more than Rs 300 crore will be received in this financial year. Despite corona crisis, revenue collection has increased by Rs 4,000 crore.

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said prevailing enforcement action against tax evaders should be completed fast so that the government can get more revenue and cases of taxpayers can also be resolved soon. Statutory action should be taken after obtaining information from various sources of supply made by registered businessmen.

At the meeting, it was decided that efforts should be made to minimise the number of deemed registrations and special attention should be paid to such businessmen. Awareness on amendments of GST legislation should be spread through seminars and workshops. Concerted efforts should be made to increase revenue through maximum utilization of various data and information available in the database of commercial tax department.

Vital statistics:

Number of GST registration in India – 1.26 crore

Number of GST registration in MP – 4.35 lakh

Number of general tax payers in MP – 2.25 lakh

Number of composite tax payers in MP – 39,926

Top performing circles – Indore and Ujjain

The GST collection in Madhya Pradesh has increased by 4.09 per cent compared to last year.

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