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Tax evasion evidence found against Sonu Sood 

Monday, September 20, 2021 • Tamil Comments

Tax evasion evidence found against Sonu Sood 

Actor Sonu Sood turned a philanthropist at the start of the pandemic. He helped out several people throughout the crisis including migrant workers, Covid-19 patients who required immediate assistance and many more. However, recently Sonu has has come under the scanner of Income Tax Department for the alleged tax evasion of around 20 crore rupees. The dept carried out searches in the actor's home and found evidence related to the tax evasion.

According to NDTV, Income Tax Department stated, "During the course of search at the premises of the actor and his associates, incriminating evidences pertaining to tax evasion have been found. The main modus operandi followed by the actor had been to route his unaccounted income in the form of bogus unsecured loans from many bogus entities.”

The dept further stated, “Investigations so far have revealed use of 20 such entries, the providers of which, on examination, have accepted on oath to have given bogus accommodation entries. They have accepted to have issued cheques in lieu of cash. There have been instances where professional receipts have been camouflaged as loans in the books of accounts for the purpose of evasion of tax. It has also been revealed that these bogus loans have been used for making investments and acquiring properties. The total amount of tax evaded unearthed so far, amounts to more than Rs. 20 crore.”

It is alleged that Sonu raised around 18 crore rupees during the pandemic through crowdfunding and only 1.9 crore of it was used in charity. Rest of the amount is still lying in the bank account of his organisation.

 

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