Mis-use of TIN - Barbers, cobblers and tailors - Rs. 442 crores turnover

A unique way of tax evasion has come to the notice of State Commercial Taxes Department. Transactions were carried out using the TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) of cobblers, barbers and tailors who may not even be aware of it. The transactions totaled to about Rs. 442 crores with an evasion of tax of about Rs. 28 crores. Login IDs of these persons were used without their knowledge and obviously it cannot be done without the connivance of insiders of the department. It was ultimately online monitoring which exposed this misuse.

KSR members may express their reactions about this way of misuse of technology in Karnataka.