The Trade and Taxes department of Delhi Government has launched the crackdown against unregistered dealers in the national capital.
In its recent survey, the department found that many such dealers are making sale through e-commerce websites in the national capital which is illegal.
VAT Commissioner S S Yadav said the department has issued an advisory to thousands of these dealers to get registered immediately whose annual turnover is more than Rs 20 lakh and involved in inter-state sale or purchase.
According to Trade and Taxes department, there are about 3.3 lakh dealers registered with it. However, it is estimated that there are at least 2 lakh more dealers who qualify for registration but have not registered themselves so far.
"In last one week, the department has sent enforcement teams to the premises of 10 unregistered dealers for search and survey operations and has unearthed tax evasion of crores of rupees by these dealers," Yadav said, adding that more such dealers will be surveyed by the trade and taxes department in the coming days.
He also said department will continue strict action against unregistered dealers and will not spare any tax evaders.
"Government has also launched awareness drive to educate people about legal provisions regarding registration under the Delhi Value Added Tax Act 2004 and the Central Sales Tax Act through print, electronic media and hoardings," Yadav further said.