Income Tax sleuths were left stunned when they learned that a small snack shop owner, Mukesh Kumar, had a turnover of Rs 60 lakh in the last year. However, Mukesh has refuted the claim
Aligarh: A small eatery at Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh received a notice by the commercial tax officers for avoiding payment of tax. The owner of the kachori shop was also reprimanded for not registering his shop under GST.
According to reports, the owner of the eatery Mukesh Kumar had a turnover of Rs 60 lakh in the last year, and this finding has stunned Tax sleuths.
"A notice has been issued to the shop owner. After primary investigation, it was found that their annual turnover was more than Rs 60 lakh," said Anup Maheshwari, additional commissioner of the Commerce Tax Department, according to an ANI report.
Nearly six officials from the Commercial Tax Department conducted a raid on Kumar's shop on May 20. There was an assessment of the accounts and they found out that Kumar had been earning Rs 5,500 (sometimes even more) per day.
But reacting to the same, Mukesh expressed his doubts on the assessment. He also said that his income is between two and three thousand rupees per day.
"They say I have not been paying taxes and did not register for GST, but I am exempted from them as my income is lower than Rs 40 lakh," an ANI report quoted Mukesh as saying.
Tax official Maheshwari said that an investigation is on and that necessary action will be taken after a probe.
Last Updated 1:12 PM IST