New Delhi: The government has detected GST evasion worth Rs38,896 crore in 6,585 cases in the April-October period of 2018-19, Parliament was informed on Friday.
Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said while central excise evasion of Rs3,028.58 crore in 398 cases was unearthed during the seven-month period, service tax evasion of Rs26,108.43 crore was detected in 3,922 cases.
Customs evasion was detected in 12,711 cases involving Rs6,966.04 crore and Goods and Services Tax (GST) evasion worth Rs38,895.97 crore was unearthed in 6,585 cases, he said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
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The total amount of evasion in indirect taxes (GST, service tax, excise and customs) during April-October adds up to about Rs75,000 crore.
During the seven-month period, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) recovered evasion worth Rs9,480 crore in GST, Rs3,188 crore in service tax, Rs1,600.84 crore in customs and Rs383.5 crore in central excise, Shukla said.