Navjot Singh Sidhu fails to pay taxes, bank account seized
New Delhi : The IT department mentioned that former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu had failed to provide documentary proof in support of his claim during the course of evaluation. This led the Income Tax (IT) department to seize his two bank accounts for non-payment of taxes.
Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu tax dues stand at Rs. 52 lakh. The payments to be made were towards dress expenses (Rs. 28,38,405), tour and traveling expenses (Rs. 38,24,282), salary expense (Rs.47,11,400) and petrol and diesel expenses (Rs. 17,80,358).
The IT department mentioned that Congress leader had failed to provide evidences like bills or invoices in support of his claim during the course of assessment proceedings. The authenticity of the transactions made by him could not be established and 30% of the total expenses were disqualified in order to stop leakage of revenue.
"The assessee had gone in to appeal against the order on January 17 last year, but the Commissioner of Income-tax (Appeals) or CIT (A) passed the order favouring the revenue and not provided any relief to the assessee, as he had failed to provide any documentary evidence in support of his claim," an official statement said.
Navjot Singh Sidhu, currently serves as the Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, and Museums of the State of Punjab. He is also a popular television personality associated with Family Time With Kapil Sharma.