Service tax department asked Sania Mirza to appear on February 16; she should pay Rs twenty lakh.
Hyderabad: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza has been issued notice by the Service Tax department in reference to alleged non-payment or evasion of Service Tax.
Principal Commissioner of Service Tax office here issued the summons to the tennis star on February six and seems before it in person or by an authorized agent on February sixteen. She has to pay Rs 20 lakhs.
The notice issued by Service Tax Hyderabad-II Commissionerate in Red Hills and assisted at her house in Jubilee Hills. It has been issued by service tax officer Suresh Kumar. Sources said the court game star has not disclosed correct break-up of earnings.
The notice states “Whereas an inquiry against you concerning non-payment/evasion of Service Tax/contravention of provisions of Finance Act 1994 and Rules created there below is being investigated.
“I have details to believe you are in possession of facts or/and documents and things that are relevant to the inquiry.”
“You are herewith summoned under Central Excise Act, 1944 made applicable to service Tax matters below Finance Act, 1994 to appear before the workplace in person or by an authorized agent on February sixteen to convey proof honestly on such matters regarding the enquiry as you will be asked to supply the documents and things,” said the summons, which will not specify the case during which she has been asked to look.
If you fail to comply with this summons and deliberately avoid to attend or to convey proof and to supply the documents and things, without a lawful excuse, you will be vulnerable to be penalized under the relevant provisions of IPC, it said.