Income Tax Dept moves Madras HC alleging AR Rahman evaded tax payments on "professional fees" worth over Rs 3 crores

The plea challenges an order of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, which had ruled in Rahman's favour earlier.
Income Tax Dept moves Madras HC alleging AR Rahman evaded tax payments on "professional fees" worth over Rs 3 crores
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The Madras High Court on Friday issued notice on an appeal moved by the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Chennai which alleges that music composer, AR Rahman had evaded paying tax on an amount of over Rs 3.47 crores which he received as remuneration for music composition services rendered back in 2010-2011.

The plea challenges an order of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), which had ruled in Rahman's favour earlier.

Challenging the correctness of this order, the Income Tax Department has contended that Rahman had evaded tax payments by passing off the Rs 3.47 crores as donations to his charitable foundation, the AR Rahman Foundation.

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