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Maha: IT raids at 40 private hospitals, centres; Rs 6 Crore cash seized


Maha: IT raids at 40 private hospitals, centres; Rs 6 Crore cash seized

Mumbai: A massive Income Tax department exercise targeting private  hospitals and diagnostic centres in various parts of the state led to raids being conducted at as many as 40 centres in the state.

The Income-tax Department in Maharashtra seized unaccounted cash of Rs 6 crore and documents during raids conducted in 40 reputed privately-run hospitals and diagnostic centres owned by 20 doctors in the state.

According to a recent media report, whopping 200 IT sleuths from Mumbai, Pune, and Nashik carried out concurrent raids at the hospital premises belonging to private medical practitioners in six different places in the state. The raids were performed to ascertain whether the medical practitioners were paying taxes or evading them.

They were conducted upon suspicion that the doctors were involved in the practice of “cuts”, state recent media reports .

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A senior IRS officer told the Asian Age, “Based on a tip-off, we have taken action but we are expecting to recover more unaccounted income from these doctors who are allegedly involved in the practice of cuts. The analysis of documents is taking some time and the raids will take some time to complete. Our searches will continue for one more day.”

There were simultaneous raids at Nashik, Jalgaon and Dhule. In Nashik, search operations were done on 20 premises owned by 10 doctors while the other 20 premises belonged to 10 another private doctors were inspected in Jalgaon and Dhule.

“A section of private medical practitioners, lawyers and builders were on the radar of the I-T department after demonetisation and searches are being planned at their offices and residences,” the official further added.

“We had information that these doctors were evading tax by concealing their income. The seized documents would be examined by the department to ascertain whether they have concealed their income and the amount of unaccounted wealth,” the official said.

Source: with inputs
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  1. NOT A SINGLE PRIVATE PRACTICE HOME CLINIC/ PRIVATE SMALL CLINIC DOCTOR IN INDIA, IS PAYING PROPER INCOME TAX TO GOVERNMENT. IF A GOVT. OR PRIVATE MEDICAL COLLEGE SALARIED DOCTOR, IS RUNNING HIS OWN PRIVATE CLINIC, THEN SUCH MONEY LAUNDERERS MUST BE RAIDED BY INCOME TAX.
    SUCH DOCTORS NEVER GIVES A BILL OR RECEIPT TO THE PATIENT, NOR THEY PAY ANY SERVICE TAX. THEY COLLECT RS.200- RS.500 PER PATIENT, AND EASILY THEIR COLLECTION IS OVER RS.25,000/- PER DAY. SAME IS TRUE WITH DENTIST AND PRIVATE DENTAL CLINICS OF INDIA.
    THE INDIAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM ADVOCATES AND LAWYERS ALSO FALLS IN THIS CATEGORY.

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    Dr RAMESHVARDHAN February 25, 2019, 1:17 pm

    THE. ORKING , ALMOST EVERY ONE , THE SO CALLED TEACHER ( CHEATER ) . INCLUDING THE RESIDENTS ARE HAVING THEIR OWN PRIVATE PRACTICE – LABORATORIES SCANNING CENTRES NURSING HOMES / HOSPITALS. IT IS MORE LIKE PARADISE FOR THOSE WHO CAN DISAPPEAR TO THEIR PRIVATE PRACTICE LIVING OPDS TO THE ILLTRAINED INTERNS . UNLESS AND UNTIL THERE IS BLANKET BAN ON PRIVATE PRACTICE FOR ALL GOVERNMENT DOCTORS AND TEACHING FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE MEDICAL COLLEGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY , UNLAWFUL ACTIVITES GOING TO HAPPEN / TAKE PLACE IN A BIG WAY . BECAUSE OF SUCH DOCTORS , IT IS GOING AFFECT THE DOCTORS WHO ARE TOTALLY DEDICATED TO PRIVATE PRACTICE BY INVESTMENT OF MONEY ,BY PLEDGING THEIR PROPERTY , JEWELLERY , BORROWING LOANS FROM DIFFERENT AGENCIES . AT TIMES THEY MAY NOT ABLE TO REPAY THE LOANS , MAY LEARN TO DO ALL KINDS OF UNETHICAL PRACTICES . I THINK IT IS SERIOUS ISSUE , EVERY ONE TAKE INTERST TO DEMAND BAN ON PRIVATE PRACTICE BY THE GOVERNMENT DOCTORS AND TEACHING FACULTY MEMBERS OF VARIOUS MEDICAL COLLEGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY . ONE COUNTRY ONE RULE . CUTS AND COMMISIOS ARE BIGGEST EVILS OF MEDICAL PROFESSION . I AM SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING THE PROBLEMS OF HELPLESS PATIENTS , SPECIALLY AFTER LOSING THEIR HARD-EARNED MONEY FOR SILLY STUPID SENSELESS REASONS . LIKE CARRYING HUGE FILMS OF CT AND MRI SCANS ……. WITH OUT VALID DEGREE HOLDERS ADVICE . I THINK ONLY IN A COUNTRY LIKE INDIA PEOPLE CARRY ALL KINDS OF MEDICAL GARBAGE WITH THEM . ??? . MAY BE THE NEIGHBOURING PAKISTAN , NO IDEA.

  3. Many Doctors in India are doing unethical practice of collecting remuneration from laboratories for sending the patients for blood tests. Labs charge exorbitant fees for tests. Sometimes it is 5 to 6 times.sonetimes some doctors write unnecessary tests, just to get more money, eventhough the tests are not indicated for the disease. Who will control these unethical practices??. There are many doctors who really care for the patients. Govt should encourage such doctors. S.Nagaraja Davangere