15,139 tax defaulters owe Rs1,147 cr to J&K government

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday said 15,139 sales tax defaulters owe Rs 1,147 crores to the state government.
In a written reply to the Cut Motion of PDP member Abdul Rehman Veeri in state Assembly today, Minister for Finance Abdul Rahim Rather said the total number of sales tax defaulters in Jammu and Kashmir is 15,139 against whom Rs 1,147.35 crores are recoverable.
Reiterating his government’s commitment regarding vigorous tax recovery drive against defaulters, the Finance Minister said there shall be no compromise in this regard. He said the Commercial Taxes Department has recovered about Rs 41.86 crore during the current financial year up to December, adding that tax assessment and realization is a continuous process.

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