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Income Tax Department conducts search operations in Delhi

ANI | Updated: Dec 06, 2021 13:33 IST


New Delhi [India], December 6 (ANI): Income Tax Department has conducted search operations on a taxpayer in Delhi who has created a beneficiary trust and an underlying company in low tax overseas jurisdiction.
The department initiated search action on November 24, 2021. The residence and business premises of the assessee were covered in the search action, the Ministry of Finance informed on Monday.
The search operation revealed that these undisclosed entities in low tax overseas jurisdictions were holding assets worth Rs 40 crore in the form of immovable and movable assets. The taxpayer was availing handling services of a foreign Bank having branches in India that offers wealth management, financial planning, asset allocation, equity research, fixed income, investment strategies and fiduciary services.

During the search operation at his residence, corroborating evidences in the form of e-mails and documents have been found establishing his beneficial ownership of the foreign assets. In his statement recorded during the search, he has admitted to ownership of foreign assets.
At the business premises, one hard disk containing data in the form of a parallel set of books of accounts has been found. A preliminary analysis of such gathered evidences indicates an understatement of domestic income to the tune of Rs 30 crores from business undertaken in India.
Further investigations are in progress. (ANI)

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