As part of the ‘name and shame’ campaign, the Income Tax department on Wednesday made public a third list of 18 tax defaulters including gold and diamond traders whose dues totalled around Rs 1,150 crore.
Leading the list of defaulters is Uday M Acharya (late) and his legal heirs Amul Acharya and Bhavana Acharya. They have notched up an astronomical sum of Rs 779.04 crore as being owed to the income-tax department.
|Top 10 Defaulters of the Income-tax department|
|Uday M Acharya (late), Amul, Bhavana Acharya||Mumbai||779.04 cr|
|Nexxoft Infotel Ltd||Hyderabad||68.21 cr|
|Liverpool Retail||Ahmedabad||32.13 cr|
|Praful M Akhani||Ahmedabad||29.11 cr|
|Sakshi Exports||Surat||26.76 cr|
|Hemang C Shah||Mumbai||22.51 cr|
|Mohd Haji (Yusuf Motorwala)||Mumbai||22.34 cr|
|Dharnendra Overseas||Ahmedabad||19.87 cr|
|Venus Remedies Ltd||Chandigarh||15.25 cr|
The other defaulters in the list include Ahmedabad based Jag Heet Exporters Pvt Ltd (Rs 18.45 crore), Jashubhai Jewellers (Rs 32.13 crore), Kalyan Jewels Pvt Ltd (Rs 16.77 crore), Liverpool Retail India Limited (Rs 32.16 crore), Dharnendra Overseas Ltd (Rs 19.87 crore) and Praful M Akhani (Rs 29.11 crore). Hyderabad based Nexxoft Infotel which owes Rs 68.21 crore and Bhopal-based Great Metals Products Pvt Ltd, which owes Rs 13.01, also made it to the list.
The department has directed the defaulters to “pay their arrears immediately“. It has also pleaded with the public to inform it if they have any knowledge of the defaulters. However, given that most of the defaulters are untraceable, the chances of recovery appear slim.