Sania Mirza Summoned By Service Tax Dept Over Alleged Tax Evasion

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Hyderabad: Tennis player Sania Mirza has been issued notice by the Service Tax department over alleged non-payment or tax evasion.

Service Tax office in Hyderabad has issued summons to the tennis star on February 6 and she will have to appear before it in person or by an authorised agent on February 16.

The notice, which does not specify the case in which Ms Mirza has been summoned,  said, “Whereas an investigation against you about non-payment/evasion of Service Tax/contravention of provisions of  Finance Act 1994 and Rules made there under is being inquired. I have reasons to believe you are in possession of facts or/and documents and things which are relevant to the inquiry.”

“You are hereby summoned under Central Excise Act, 1944 made applicable to service Tax matters under Finance Act, 1994 to appear before the Office in person or by an authorised agent on February 16 to give evidence truthfully on such matters concerning the enquiry as you may be asked to produce the documents and things,” it said.

“If you fail to comply with this summons and intentionally avoid to attend or to give evidence and to produce the documents and things, without a lawful excuse, you will be liable to be punished under the relevant provisions of IPC,” the notice said.

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