Undisclosed income of ₹1.30 lakh cr. assessed: Piyush Goyal

Mr. Goyal says demonetisation helped

Updated - February 01, 2019 11:18 pm IST

Published - February 01, 2019 03:40 pm IST - New Delhi

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the government’s anti-black money measures over the past four-and-a-half years had brought undisclosed income of about ₹1.3 lakh crore to tax and led to the attachment of assets worth about ₹50,000 crore.

Mr. Goyal said the steps were in the form of Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act and demonetisation, which “compelled holders of large cash currency to disclose their source of earnings”.

The Minister said “benami” assets worth ₹6,900 crore and foreign assets worth ₹1,600 crore had been attached.

In all, 3.38 lakh shell companies were detected and de-registered, and their directors disqualified.

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