By Taxscan Team – On March 3, 2022 8:53 pm
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has cautioned the public against sharing Aadhaar and PAN details without a valid reason or for monetary gains, saying that the information could be misused by fraudsters for GST evasion.
In a Communication issued by CBIC said that, Aadhaar and PAN details can be used for creating fake entities in GST for evasion of taxes and hence people should refrain from sharing these without a valid reason.
“Protect your personal data which may be used for creating fake entities in GST for evasion of taxes,” the CBIC said.
The GST Department had busted several bogus firms, which were used to raise fake invoices without any actual supply of goods. The sole intention is to fraudulently claim input tax credit (ITC).