Expose tax evaders, says Finance Minister Piyush Goyal to traders, industrialist

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 16, 2018 05:00 PM IST

New Delhi: "It is our responsibility to expose those who are doing wrong (evading tax) and harming the economy," Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said while interacting with traders and industrialists on Sunday.

The meeting was organised by the Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries and the Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation.

Businessmen should compete not to evade taxes, but to produce and deliver quality goods and services, he said, adding that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has created an honest and simplified taxation system.

"We should complain against those who evade taxes and expose them. Even if I myself do something wrong, then (you should) directly speak to the Prime Minister," he said.

Implementing the GST was not easy, particularly when the BJP was in power in only six states, but it became possible because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's determination and Arun Jaitley's tactful handling of states' concerns, Goyal said.

The business community has made the new single tax system a success, he said.