WazirX Fined Rs 49.2 Crore For Tax Evasion Worth Rs 40.5 Crore | techkashif – techkashif

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GST Mumbai East Commissionerate of Mumbai Zone on Friday detected a GST evasion value Rs 40.5 crore and recovered Rs 49.20 crore in money pertaining to GST evaded, curiosity, and penalty from the cryptocurrency change WazirX.

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As per a press launch from the Commissionerate, the detection was made whereas investigating the enterprise actions of the change, which is managed by Zanmai Labs and cryptocurrency WRX is owned by Binance Investment, Seychelles.

According to the discharge, this change gives an choice to the dealer to transact in rupee or WRX. The WRX should be bought from the WazirX platform. The taxpayer is charging fee on every transaction in cryptocurrency from each purchaser and vendor each, it stated.

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“However, the rate of commission is different for both transactions. The transaction in rupee attracts the commission of 0.2 percent and the transaction in WRX attracts the commission of 0.1 percent,” added the discharge.

During the investigation, it got here to note that the taxpayer used to gather income from the fee as buying and selling charges, deposit charges, and withdrawal charges. The taxpayer was paying GST solely on fee earned in rupee however was not paying GST on fee earned in WRX. A GST on the charge of 18 p.c is relevant on these transaction charges. GST of Rs. 40.5 crore was not paid, which was paid together with curiosity and penalty on December 30. Total Rs. 49.2 crore have been recovered on the spot from the WazirX. Further investigation is in progress.

The above case is part of the particular anti-tax evasion drive, which depends on intensive knowledge mining and knowledge analytics, initiated by the CGST Mumbai Zone. The officers of CGST Mumbai zone are investigating enterprise transactions associated to rising financial areas like e-commerce, online gaming, Non-Fungible Tokens to determine the areas of potential tax evasion.

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“The CGST department will cover all the cryptocurrency exchanges falling in the Mumbai zone and will also intensify this drive in the coming days,” said the discharge.

Investigation into the case is in progress.

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