DGGI issues show-cause notice to Amazon over ‘wrong’ ITC claim

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New Delhi: DGGI issues show-cause notice to Amazon over ‘wrong’ ITC claim. The Director-General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has issued a show-cause notice to e-commerce major Amazon India over the alleged wrong claim of input tax credit (ITC).

The GST intelligence arm has raise a demand of Rs 175 crore, sources said.

An investigation by DGGI has found calculation errors made by the e-commerce company.

According to people in the know, Amazon had paid higher goods and services tax (GST), for which it should have claimed a refund, instead, it wrongly claimed ITC on the pretext of a higher tax slab.

DGGI’s notice has demanded the interest due on wrongly claimed ITC.

Amazon, however, has not responded to an e-mail sent to the company on the same.

The development comes a day after the DGGI initiated a probe against cab aggregators Uber and Ola over evasion of GST and issued summons to the officials of the companies over GST evasion amounting to hundreds of crores.

–IANS

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