Saturday, December 16, 2006

Jet, Sahara booked for non-payment of customs duty: Govt

New Delhi: The directorate of revenue intelligence has booked cases at Mumbai and Delhi against private airlines Jet Airways and Air Sahara for non-payment of customs duty, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
These cases have been booked for non-payment of customs duty on aviation turbine fuel for flights getting converted into domestic run after completion of international run, Minister of State for Finance S S Palanimanickam said in a written reply.
However, Jet and Air Sahara have paid differential custom duty amounting to Rs 67 lakh and Rs 21 lakh respectively in cases booked against them in Mumbai. In Delhi, the cases are under investigation.
The airlines do not have to pay taxes and duties when they operate to international destinations.
15/12/06 Zee News