Kapil Sharma: I am not a tax evader

Comedian Kapil Sharma was recently questioned by the Service Tax department.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published:September 29, 2013 4:15 pm

Comedian Kapil Sharma ,who was recently questioned by the Service Tax department for alleged non-payment of tax amounting to nearly Rs 60 lakh,today said that he is not “a tax evader”.

“I am very upset with reports saying that I am a tax evader. Service Tax department imposed tax on the artistes in July last year,and I have already paid Rs 35 lakh towards the tax. I have to pay the remaining Rs 30 lakh which is due in October,” Kapil said.

He said that he was surprised why such a hue and cry was made over this non-payment,as it pertained only to the Service Tax and not the Income Tax.

“I will pay the remaining amount,” he added.

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Last week,the Service Tax Department authorities said that he had not remitted the tax amounts that he collected from the organisers of his programs.

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