Zomato Hit With Second Tax Demand in a Month, This Time for Over Rs 184 Crore in Delhi

Shubham Dubey
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The tax department has given a second blow to food delivery company Zomato within a month. Last month, the company received a tax demand notice from the Gujarat GST Department. The company has received a notice of about Rs 184 crore in Delhi.

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Notice Worth More Than Rs 184 Crore

Zomato informed about the new notice in a regulatory filing late on Tuesday night. The company said it received a notice from the Service Tax Department in Delhi. The Service Tax Department has demanded more than Rs 184 crore in the notice. The tax department’s demand also includes penalties. This demand is for the period from October 2014 to June 2017.

Tax Demand and Interest-Penalty

According to the information given by the company, the demand order has been passed by the Adjudication Commissioner of Central Tax, Delhi. In the order, a demand for service tax of Rs 92 crore 9 lakh 90 thousand 306 has been made. Apart from this, interest and penalty of Rs 92 crore 9 lakh 90 thousand 306 has also been demanded. In this way, the total demand is more than Rs 184 crore.

The Company Is Going To File An Appeal

Zomato received this notice passed on 1st April. The company said it had earlier been issued a show cause notice by the Tax Department, to which it responded with supporting documents. However, the tax department seems dissatisfied with its reply, and a demand notice has come. The company is confident of its response and will file an appeal against the order before the appropriate authority.

This Notice Was Received In Gujarat

Earlier, the company had received a penalty notice from the GST department in Gujarat, in which a demand of more than Rs 8 crore was made. The notice from the Deputy Commissioner of State Tax of Gujarat was for the financial year 2018-19. Gujarat GST had sent a demand order of more than Rs 4 crore. After adding interest and penalty, the total amount became more than Rs 8.5 crore. The company also talked about appealing against that demand.

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