Music composer and singer A R Rahman has managed to win the hearts of his fans over the years with his soulful music and compositions. The Oscar-winning music composer received huge appreciation from fans for his music contribution to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s film Dil Bechara. Now, as per the latest reports, singer and music composer has been issued a notice by Madras High Court in connection to the case filed against him by the Income Tax department. Reportedly, the music maestro has been issued the notice under the tax invasion case.
According to a report in the Times of India, the Income Tax department has moved the Madras High Court alleging that music maestro A R Rahman routed an income of more than Rs 3 Crore through his charitable trust, A R Rahman Foundation to evade tax. The report quoted the senior standing counsel for the income tax department, T R Senthil Kumar who mentioned that AR Rahman received a said income in the financial year of 2011-12 from a UK based telecom company whose payment was done directly to his charitable trust.
The IT department counsel said, “The income which is taxable must be received by Rahman. After due deduction of tax, it can be transferred to the trust. But the same cannot be routed through the trust as income to the charitable trust is exempted under the Income Tax Act.”
Meanwhile, as per the council in the report, A R Rahman received an income of Rs 3.47 Crore in the financial year 2011-12. The report stated that the music maestro received the income to compose music i.e exclusive ringtones for the UK based company Libra mobiles. As per the report, the contract between A R Rahman and the telecom company lasted for three years, where the music composer asked them to do the required payments directly to his charitable trust. Also Read: SP Balasubrahmanyam's Health Deteriorates: A R Rahman, Boney Kapoor And Others Pray For The Legendary Singer’s Speedy Recovery
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