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Insurance firms being probed for evasion of service tax

Finance minister P. Chidambaram says recoveries have been made in some cases
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First Published: Fri, Dec 07 2012. 07 41 PM IST
Finance minister P. Chidambaram provided a list of insurance companies which are suspected to have evaded service tax or found after investigations to have engaged in financial wrongdoings, during Question Hour. Photo: PTI
Finance minister P. Chidambaram provided a list of insurance companies which are suspected to have evaded service tax or found after investigations to have engaged in financial wrongdoings, during Question Hour. Photo: PTI
New Delhi: Several insurance firms and companies are being probed for suspected evasion of service tax and recoveries have been made in some cases, finance minister P. Chidambaram told Lok Sabha on Friday.
During Question Hour Chidambaram provided a list of insurance companies which are suspected to have evaded service tax or found after investigations to have engaged in financial wrongdoings.
“In cases where investigation has been completed, show cause notices have been issued. Some cases have been adjudicated and demands of service tax confirmed. Appeals against some orders are pending before the customs, excise and service tax appellate tribunal,” Chidambaram said.
He said recoveries have been made in some cases.
“At this stage, it may not be possible to quantify the exact tax liability in each case,” he said.
Seven insurance companies were found evading service tax in 2009-10, nine in 2010-11 and 10 in 2011-12.
In 2012-13 (up to October) eight companies have been found guilty of service tax evasion.
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