Kalanithi Maran liable for SpiceJet tax defaults
Chennai: The Earnings Tax division has knowledgeable the Madras Excessive Courtroom that Kalanithi Maran was accountable for the ‘tax deducted at supply (TDS) defaults’ made by the corporate as he was inducted as chairman and director of SpiceJet Restricted with impact from November 15, 2010.
Simply because the corporate has a managing director it doesn’t imply that the chairman/director doesn’t participate within the administration of the corporate, Extra Solicitor Common (ASG) G Rajagopalan submitted earlier than Justice M Duraiswamy.
Rajagopalan was submitting the counter to Solar Group chairman Maran’s plea assailing an Earnings Tax division order declaring him because the principal officer of low-cost service SpiceJet and making him accountable for the alleged tax dues of the corporate when it was owned by him.
Rajagopalan was showing for the Finance Ministry and Assistant Commissioner of IT division, Delhi.
“The truth that the petitioner resides in Chennai doesn’t imply that he’s not concerned within the administration of the corporate as in right this moment’s world, it isn’t essential to be bodily current within the company workplace for administration of the agency,” Rajagopalan submitted.
The ASG additionally questioned the jurisdiction of the Madras Excessive Courtroom to listen to the matter, saying the IT workplace, which had handed the order, and the registered workplace of SpiceJet have been in New Delhi.
“The petition shouldn’t be maintainable as no reason for motion, in any respect has arisen inside the jurisdiction of this excessive courtroom…”
Additionally, the petitioner has filed a prison authentic petition within the Delhi excessive courtroom to quash the prison grievance filed in opposition to him in reference to the tax default, he added.
The decide posted the matter to March 9 for additional listening to as senior counsel P S Raman for Maran sought time to file counter within the matter.