The Patna commissionerate of central excise and service tax has realised Rs 7.5 crore from tax evaders for the current financial year till September.
The central excise and service tax commissioner (Patna zone), Shashank Priya, said on Tuesday as many as 80 cases of service tax evasion have been detected in Bihar during a survey conducted by the department officials.
The tax evasion detected till September this year has amounted to Rs 35 crore.
Priya said the tax evaders have been issued a warning to pay up their dues or face action.
“No interest or penalty would be charged from those who would make the payments under the Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme, 2013, till December 31 this year,” he added.
Concerned about non-payment of service tax, he said: “There are several agencies that provide services and come under the purview of the service tax but are not paying duty to the department.”
The Patna zone has although registered a growth of around 26 per cent in the collection of service tax.
Priya said the zone has a fixed target of Rs 406 crore for service revenue collection for the 2013-14 fiscal. Till September 2013, Rs 165 crore has been realised.
The revenue collection target for the 2012-13 fiscal was around Rs 295 crore, he said.