Increase in Cases of Service Tax evasion

The cases of service tax evasion have increased during the recent time. The details are as under:


No. of cases detected

Service tax evasion involved (Rs. in crores)







2012-13 (uptoJanuary 2013)



The intensified drive against service tax evaders is the reason for the increase in number of cases.

The following steps have been taken by the Government to prevent cases of service tax evasion:

  • Conducting surveys by the field officers
  • Extensive publicity regarding the liability of service tax on various services
  • Booking cases against unregistered service providers
  • Obtaining information from other Government agencies/departments regarding various service providers/persons liable to pay service tax.


Tags: Field officerFinance MinisterGovernmentService ProviderTaxTaxationTaxation in India

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