I-T detects Rs 800-cr hidden cash transactions after raids on Andhra, Telangana realty groups – The Economic Times

Clipped from: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/india/i-t-detects-rs-800-cr-hidden-cash-transactions-after-raids-on-andhra-telangana-realty-groups/articleshow/88814439.cmsSynopsis

Incriminating documents like handwritten books, agreements and digital data have been seized from a specialised software application as well as from other electronic gadgets, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement.

The Income Tax Department has detected unaccounted cash transactions of Rs 800 crore after it recently raided three real estate groups in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the CBDT said on Monday. The unidentified groups are engaged in the business of land development and construction and the taxman raided over two dozen premises linked to them on January 5 in Kurnool, Ananthapur, Kadapa, Nandyal, Bellary and some other locations, it said.

Incriminating documents like handwritten books, agreements and digital data have been seized from a specialised software application as well as from other electronic gadgets, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement.

One group has been using a software which has been “systematically modified” to eliminate the unaccounted cash element of the consideration received and to record in the regular books of account the sale consideration that matches with registered sale price, the policy-making body for the Tax Department said.

These groups have been found to be “accepting cash” over and above the registered value of the properties and such unaccounted cash is used for cash payments towards the purchase of lands and incurring other expenditure, it claimed.

“So far, the search action has led to the seizure of unaccounted cash of Rs 1.64 crore…and has resulted in the detection of unaccounted cash transactions to the tune of Rs 800 crore,” the statement said.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s