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Income tax dept strikes Madras HC in opposition to AR Rahman for alleged tax evasion – Entertainment News , Firstpost

The Income Tax division discovered discrepancies in AR Rahman’s tax submitting for the fiscal yr 2011-12

The Income Tax division has moved the Madras High Court in opposition to Academy award-winning music composer AR Rahman. The division has alleged that the artist has transferred his earnings of Rs 3.47 crore to a charitable belief managed by him as a way to evade paying taxes, studies Times of India. 

The IT division reportedly discovered discrepancies within the composer’s tax submitting for the fiscal yr 2011-12. Thereafter, a division bench of Justice TS Sivagnanam and Justice V Bhavani Subbaroyan issued a discover to Rahman asking him to clarify the fees leveled in opposition to him.

According to TR Senthil Kumar, a senior standing counsel for the Income Tax division, Rahman had allegedly acquired an earnings of Rs 3.47 crore from a United Kingdom-based firm within the evaluation yr of 2011-12. Libra Mobiles had a three-year contract with Rahman throughout which he was to compose unique ringtones for the agency.

The counsel alleged that the 53-year previous composer had given directions in order that the cost is immediately made to the account of his charitable belief ‘AR Rahman Foundation’.

“The income, which is taxable, must be received by Rahman,” Kumar informed Times of India. He mentioned that solely after the tax quantity has been deducted from the cost, the remainder will be transferred to the belief. “But the same cannot be routed through the trust as income to the charitable trust is exempted under the Income Tax Act.”

The News Minute reported that the case dates again to 2015 when the IT division had first accused the composer of evading taxes by routing cost. The report mentioned that because the Foundation didn’t have a Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licence then, the quantity was a taxable earnings and can’t be thought of as overseas contributions or a donation quantity.

Rahman had then moved the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal in Chennai in opposition to the division order and the tribunal had put aside the IT proceedings on the composer in September final yr as there was “nothing on the record suggesting” that the quantity was taxable.

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