A simple shop selling ‘kachoris’ in Aligarh, UP has left the commercial tax sleuths astounded.
The shop, known as ‘Mukesh Kachori’, is a favourite among the locals and the queues of customers never seem to end, according to a report in NDTV on Tuesday.
All was well with the shop owner, Mukesh, until recently when someone lodged a complaint with the commercial tax department.
A team of tax inspectors sat at another shop near Mukesh Kachori and started keeping track of sales. They found that Mukesh was earning anywhere between Rs 60 lakhs to Rs 1 crore and even more annually.
A notice has now been issued to Mukesh because he has not registered his shop under GST and does not pay any taxes. It is mandatory for anyone having a turnover of Rs 40 lakhs and above to get a GST registration. A 5 per cent tax is levied on prepared food.
“I am not aware of all this. I have been running my shop for the past 12 years and no one ever told me that these formalities are needed. We are simple people who sell ‘kachoris’ and ‘samosas’ for a living,” Mukesh said.