Tax payment schedule worked out; no a/c frozen: Jet Airways
Jet Airways today said it has mutually agreed with tax authorities on a payment schedule for the pending service tax dues.india Updated: Mar 13, 2012 15:36 IST
Jet Airways today said it has mutually agreed with tax authorities on a payment schedule for the pending service tax dues.
Denying reports that its bank accounts have been attached, Jet said it will pay Rs 35 crore due in Service Taxes in two days.
"Jet Airways would like to further confirm that as per the mutually accepted payment schedule an amount of Rs 35 crore has already been received by the service tax department, and the balance Rs 35 crore will be paid in full on March 15, 2012," it said in a statement.
The nation's largest private carrier said a "payment schedule has been mutually worked out and accepted together with the tax authorities and at no point in time the airline's accounts have been frozen."
The airline added that the service tax department had been in touch with International Air Transport Association (IATA) with regard to having their proceeds remitted, when the collections are remitted to Jet Airways.
In a statement from Singapore, an IATA official had yesterday said, "the Indian tax authority had served IATA with a garnishment for the amounts owed to the tax authorities by Jet Airways."
Garnishment is a warning served on a third party to hold money or property belonging to a debtor who is being sued or prosecuted by a creditor.