Anurag Kashyap owes Rs 55 lakh to Service Tax department: Will he be arrested?

The Service Tax department has charged the Gangs of Wassseypur director for tax evasion

Anurag Kashyap is in a tight spot. The filmmaker has been held by the Service Tax department officials who have been keeping an eagle eye on B-town celebs for defaulting on taxes.

From what we hear, the ST officials carried out an extensive investigation at Kashyap’s Yari road office in Mumbai a couple of weeks back and later charged him guilty for service tax evasion of Rs 55 lakh. Based on this, the director-producer was asked to appear before the Service Tax Department on August 22, but he failed to do so and sent his representatives to deal with the matter. Hence, Anurag’s accounts got sealed and he has now requested the department to grant him time until September 3.

Sameer Wankhede, Deputy Commissioner of Service Tax Department revealed that a case has been booked against the filmmaker and they are investigating further into the matter. Our khabroo tells us that Kashyap will soon return to Mumbai, after finishing the first schedule of Bombay Velvet which is currently being shot in Sri Lanka. We hope the filmmaker sorts out all the legal mess soon.