The income tax department imposed a fine of Rs 1.5 crore on actor Vijay..The interim ban has been extended again

Actor Vijay has been fined Rs 1.50 crore by the Income Tax Department for allegedly concealing the salary of Rs 15 crore received for the film ‘Puli’. Vijay’s side had petitioned the High Court alleging that Puli film had concealed income in the documents raided by the Income Tax Department and imposed a late penalty. The Madras High Court has already ordered an interim stay on the order and has extended the interim stay again.

When actor Vijay filed his income tax return for the last financial year 2016-17, he had mentioned that he received 35 crore 42 lakh 91 thousand 890 rupees as income for that year. The Income Tax Department, which carried out the assessment process for that year, compared it with the documents seized during the raid conducted at actor Vijay’s house in 2015. A comparison of those documents found that the income of Rs 15 crore received for the film Tiger was not accounted for.

On June 30, the Income Tax Department issued an order imposing a penalty of Rs 1.5 crore on Vijay for concealing income. A case was filed in the Madras High Court by actor Vijay challenging the fine order imposed on him. If the penalty was to be imposed, the order should have been issued in 2019 itself. In the petition, he sought to quash the belated order.A comparison of those documents found that the income of Rs 15 crore received for the film Tiger was not accounted for. On June 30, the Income Tax Department issued an order imposing a penalty of Rs 1.5 crore on Vijay for concealing income.

A case was filed in the Madras High Court by actor Vijay challenging the fine order imposed on him. If the penalty was to be imposed, the order should have been issued in 2019 itself. In the petition, he sought to quash the belated order. In this case, when the case came up for hearing again today before Judge Anita Sumant, the judge extended the already issued interim injunction and adjourned the case hearing to October 26.