New Delhi: The Delhi VAT department has detected large scale tax evasion in shipment of goods through fake Tax Identification Number (TIN). The department has exposed 402 cases where transporters have dispatched goods (bilty delivery) all across India through bogus TIN numbers.

Acting on a tip off, nearly 50 Sales Tax officers and employees raided the go-downs in Dayabasti, Gandhi Nagra and Narela. At the time of raid, the team found that the 402 dealers had used fake TIN for the delivery of goods.

Sales Tax Commissioner  Rajendra Kumar informed that the on checking the bills of the trucks laden with goods it came into light that tax payers were using false identification number for the delivery of goods to Kerala, Tamil Nadu and others states.

Additional Commissioner (Enforcement), KK Dahiya informed that department has exposed the biggest tax evasion case so far. “Crores have been swindled. Exact amount has yet not been deciphered. Only after the complete inspection the total loss can be assessed,” said Dahiya.

In order to tighten the noose around the transporters violating the norms the department will soon start its drive against bilty delivery and stern actions will be taken against those found guilty, he added.