Madras High Court Issues Notice To AR Rahman Over Evaded Tax


The Madras high court issued notice to music composer A R Rahman on a petition filed by the income tax department alleging that he used a foundation, in which he is the managing trustee, as a conduit to evade tax and routed Rs 3 crore plus income to it.

The income tax department moved the high court challenging the ruling of the income tax appellate tribunal here that set aside the order of the principal commissioner of income tax in Chennai.

A division bench of justices TS Sivagnanam and V Bhavani Subbaroyan recorded the submissions made by the IT department and issued notice to the music composer.

According to senior standing counsel for the income tax department TR Senthil Kumar, in the assessment year 2011-12, Rahman received income to the tune of Rs 3.47 crore in connection with an agreement made with the UK-based Libra Mobiles.