BENGALURU: The Karnataka Commercial Taxes department has detected non-payment of Rs 37 crore of GST, including interest by Reliance Communications and Reliance IDC, both of which are registered dealers in the state. The two entities are engaged in internet and telecommunication services.
The tax evasion was detected based on data analytics, commercial taxes commissioner MS Srikar said.
The two firms had not paid tax liability of Rs 37 crore, including interest as on Thursday, he said in a statement. The companies, he added, had also not filed monthly returns from July 2017 to May 2018 and defaulted on payment of taxes.
The firms, the commissioner said, admitted to non-payment of GST and interest, and paid Rs 15.05 crore on Thursday. They have agreed to clear the balance. The department will initiative stern action if the firms default on the balance tax liability.
The commercial taxes department’s south zone wing detected the case. The department has taken up further investigation, the press note said.