Mumbai. The Income Tax Department has filed a tax evasion charge against India’s famous music composer and Oscar Award winner AR Rahman. After which the Income Tax Department has approached Madras High Court in this case.
Rahman is alleged to have given a grant of three crore rupees to his own trust AR Rahman Trust, or the grant was given to evade tax. In such a case, the Income Tax Department has filed a petition in the Madras High Court against Oscar winner AR Rahman. After which the Madras High Court has also sent a notice to the singer.
Charge of income tax department
According to the Income Tax Department, Rehman allegedly transferred Rs 3.47 crore to a trust in his name. Also, the Income Tax Department has found discrepancies in Rahman’s tax payments in the year 2011-12. According to the department’s lawyer DR Senthil Kumar, AR Rahman was given Rs 3.47 crore by England-based Libra Mobile in 2011-12 under a contract. According to this contract, for three years, Rahman had to make a special caller tune for the company.
AR Rahman had asked the company to give this contract amount directly to his trust, while according to the rules, this amount was to be received by Rahman himself and only after paying tax on it, he gave that amount to his trust. But could not.
Madras High Court sent notice
In this case, while hearing the petition of the Income Tax Department, a bench of judges PS ShivGyanam and V Bharti has issued notice to music composer Rahman.