In twenty twenty-three, the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) intensified its efforts to combat tax evasion, detecting cases amounting to over Rs one point nine eight trillion. The unit made significant strides in uncovering evasion schemes across various sectors such as online gaming, casinos, insurance, and secondment.
Increased Detection and Arrests: DGGI reported a notable increase in both the number of evasion cases detected and the voluntary payments made. With six thousand three hundred twenty-three cases detected and a voluntary payment of Rs twenty-eight thousand three hundred sixty-two crore, the unit arrested one hundred forty masterminds involved in GST evasion, marking a substantial improvement from the previous year.
Combatting Fake Input Tax Credit Claims: A specialized drive against Input Tax Credit (ITC) fraudsters led to the detection of two thousand three hundred thirty-five cases amounting to Rs twenty-one thousand seventy-eight crore. Through voluntary payments totaling Rs two thousand six hundred forty-two crore and the arrest of one hundred sixteen masterminds, DGGI addressed the issue of fake invoicing more effectively compared to the preceding year.
Significant Improvements: The year-on-year increase in duty evasion detection by DGGI witnessed a remarkable one hundred nineteen percent rise, coupled with a twenty-six percent increase in voluntary payments. These efforts underscore the unit’s commitment to safeguarding government revenue and curbing fraudulent practices.
Continuous Vigilance and Enforcement: The finance ministry emphasized DGGI’s unwavering commitment to combat GST evasion nationwide, highlighting the critical role of compliance in ensuring fiscal stability and mitigating potential social, financial, and economic security risks across sectors.