I-T dept names India’s 18 biggest tax defaulters

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New Delhi: The Income Tax department today took to the strategy of ‘naming and shaming’ of some large tax defaulters as it published names of 18 entities who owe over Rs 500 crore tax to the exchequer. Out of these 18 people, 11 of them are from Gujarat, the report reveals

“The step is aimed to publicize and put these names in public domain so that the common man can come forward to help the department in knowing the whereabouts of these.The step is to enhance public awareness against these entities who are acting against law. These names were earlier were put up the department’s website earlier,” a senior I-T officer said.

Goldsukh Trade India Limited, tax arrears Rs 75.47 crore and Blue Information Technology Limited, Ahmedabad based company, top the list with tax arrears of Rs 75.11 crore.