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Bollywood celebrities who were accused of tax evasion
Producer Ekta Kapoor and actors Jeetendra and Tusshar Kapoor’s homes and Balaji Telefilms’ offices were raided by nearly 100 IT officers in 2013. Ekta's Balaji Telefilms was later found guilty of tax evasion of up to Rs 30 crore. They agreed to pay the tax and penalty.
The investigation team of the income tax department raided Katrina Kaif's residence on the same day they raided Priyanka Chopra's house. The IT department suspected that the actress had concealed her actual income. Katrina denied of having any black money in her apartment.
When IT officers raided Madhuri Dixit’s residence, they broke the walls of her house to discover money stashed in them. They even ripped apart sofas and furniture. But according to sources, she had given the money to her manager to hide.
In 2011, the investigation team of the income tax department raided Priyanka Chopra's residence in Versova. Sources suggested that according to income tax officials, Priyanka did not disclose income worth Rs 6 crore to save on her taxes. But later the actress had denied allegations of concealing income.
In 2000, Rani Mukerji's house was raided by the income tax department and according to sources they recovered around Rs 12 lakh cash from her residence.
In 2000, the income tax department raided Salman Khan’s flat at Bandra and farmhouse at Panvel. In 2006, the actor was accused of tax evasion charges.
IT officers raided Sanjay Dutt's Bandra residence. It was his collection of custom made wrist watches, which cost in crores which drew the attention of the officers.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is among the alleged tax evaders listed by the world's largest data leak. Her family members and she were registered in 2005 as directors of Amic Partners Limited. Her status was later changed to the shareholder before the company was dissolved in 2008. Aishwarya has not made an official statement about the same yet.
Amitabh Bachchan is one among the alleged tax evaders listed by the world's largest data leak. He was appointed as the director in at least four offshore shipping companies set up in 1993 in British Virgin Islands (BVI), Bahamas. While denying all these accusations Amitabh Bachchan made an official statement, "I do not know any of the companies referred to by Indian Express - Sea Bulk Shipping Company Ltd, Lady Shipping Ltd, Treasure Shipping Ltd, and Tramp Shipping Ltd. I have never been a director of any of the above-stated companies. It is possible that my name has been misused. I have paid all my taxes including on monies spent by me overseas. Monies that I have remitted overseas have been in compliance with law, including remittances through LRS, after paying Indian taxes. In any event, the news report in Indian Express does not even suggest any illegality on my part."As per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines, an Indian citizen was not allowed to start an overseas entity before 2003. But as per the leaked papers from Panama, the actor is an alleged tax defaulter.
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