Madras HC issues notice to AR Rahman

Madras HC issues notice to AR Rahman for tax evasion

Big news coming in. As per reports in The Indian Express, the Madras HC has issued a notice to AR Rahman in connection with a case filed against him by the IT department.

Rahman allegedly routed an income of Rs 3 crores through his charitable trust to evade tax.

According to T R Senthil Kumar, the senior standing counsel for the income tax department, the Oscar-winning music composer received an income of Rs 3.47 crore in the financial year 2011-12 for composing exclusive ringtones for a UK based telecom company. The contract lasted for three-years where Rahman asked the company to make the payment directly to his charitable trust, AR Rahman Foundation.

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