India: Money laundering Act to curb GST frauds?

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April 28 2019

The Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB) is of the view that use of the stringent Prevention of Money Laundering Act could be considered to curb and deter fraudulent input credit tax, claimed by companies generating fake invoices of Goods and Services Tax.

A proposal was recently floated by the CEIB, which has said that in the previous financial year, till December 2018, input tax credit was fraudulently availed by creating fake GST invoices to the tune of Rs 4,000 crore.