I-T Dept Cracks down Fake E way bills used for GST Fraud
It was a massive crackdown by the Income Tax Department Nagpur as it raided the officers of DGGI, Nagpur Zonal Unit catching the Fake E way bills used for GST Fraud. The said offices have been involved in fake invoices and the availing of fraudulent Input Tax Credit, which was happening since past three months in the said offices. In fact, this fraud was not just limited to Nagpur alone but was seen spreading all across the state.
The locations include Mumbai, Pune and other cities of the state that seemed involved in recording the wrong and fake statements of a huge amount of people that were seen making fake invoices during the operations. The culprits were able to carry out the fake transactions in the most meticulous way putting all the details entered in the e-way bill portal as they added thousands of transactions. This was found out with loads of fake issues in the Transport vehicles entry as mentioned in the E Way Bills.
These were carried out both for the were 2 wheelers, 3 wheelers and the non-transport vehicles. As the officials cracked down, they found out during the interrogation of the authorized people that in most of the cases, they were asked to do so by luring them huge money by opening up the Proprietorship or Partnership firms that can be used for issuing the fake invoices along with passing the fraudulent Input Tax Credit. As per reports, the fake transactions were carried out for the cost of around Rs. 825 Crore in 10,000 Fake Invoices.