GST Scam Alert: Farmer receives Rs. 4.9 crore notice for PAN misuse

Posted on    07 June 2023

A farmer in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, has received a show-cause notice from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) department to pay Rs 4.9 crore in dues. The farmer, Mehram Khan, claims that he is innocent and that his PAN number has been misused by someone else.

Khan said that he received the notice two months ago from the GST department of Nagpur, Maharashtra. The notice said that he had failed to pay GST on a turnover of Rs 100 crore. Khan said that he is a small farmer with a monthly income of Rs 5,000 and that he has never done any business worth Rs 100 crore.

Khan has filed a complaint with the police and has also approached the GST department to investigate the matter. The GST department has said that it is investigating the matter and that Khan will not be penalized if he is found to be innocent.


This is not the first time that a farmer has been targeted by GST fraudsters. In the past, several farmers have received notices from the GST department demanding payment of large sums of money in taxes. In most cases, the farmers were able to prove their innocence and were not penalized.

The GST department has warned taxpayers to be vigilant and to keep their PAN numbers safe. The department has also said that it will take strict action against those who misuse PAN numbers for fraudulent purposes.

If you have received a notice from the GST department demanding payment of taxes, you should first check to see if the notice is genuine. You can do this by contacting the GST department and asking for verification. If the notice is genuine, you should then contact a tax advisor to discuss your options.

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