Plug tax leakages, Yedi urges commercial tax department
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has set a twin agenda for the commercial tax department – control tax leakages and don’t harass businessmen.
Pointing out that economic activities were restarting in the state with the easing of lockdown rules, the CM directed department officials to adopt strict measures to control tax leakages. As per a CMO release, he told the officials to initiate action against those using fake e-way bills and misusing the time given for movement of freight.
Yediyurappa told department officials that while it was natural that tax collections had come down during the lockdown period, they should take measures to compensate for the shortfall.
Chief Secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) ISN Prasad, Commercial Department Commissioner MS Shreekar and others were present.