Pune: State Tax Department Cracks Down on Beer Manufacturer, Directors Booked for Tax Evasion


Pune: The state tax department has issued a notice to Brewcrafts Micro Private Limited, a beer manufacturer and seller, for refusing to pay pending dues under the Maharashtra Value-Added Tax Act 2022. Additionally, two directors of the company have been booked for evading tax of Rs 57,48,69,415.

The two directors of the company against which a case has been registered have been identified as Suketu Dattatray Talekar, a resident of Bandra, and Pratik Raghunath Chaturvedi, a resident of Lucknow. A complaint against both was registered at Kondhwa police station. State Tax Inspector Deepak Sahebrao Shinde has lodged a complaint against them.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is a state tax inspector at Goods and Service Tax Bhavan in Yerawada. As per the rules, when a trader sells any goods, the tax amount has to be collected from that trader and deposited in the treasury of the government.

However, Brewcraft Micro Private Limited, a beer manufacturer and seller company that operates from the Coriant Banquet Hotel of Mohammadwadi, has not paid the tax amount to the government. Additionally, though it is mandatory under Section 20 of the Value Added Tax Act, 2022, to file returns, both directors of the company have not filed the returns with the government.

Shockingly, two directors were informed about it by the government a number of times earlier. Therefore, a case has been registered against two directors of the company for not giving a proper response to the government and evading tax of Rs 57 crore, 48 lakh, 69 thousand, and 415 rupees.

This action was taken by a team led by Additional State Tax Commissioner Dhananjay Akhade, Joint Commissioner of State Taxes Reshma Ghanekar, Deputy Commissioner of State Taxes Sudheer Khedkar, and Assistant State Tax Commissioner Neelam Bhamre.

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