Online food delivery platform Zomato faced a demand of Rs 11.81 crore GST

New Delhi: Online food delivery platform Zomato has received a Goods and Services Tax (GST) demand and penalty notice worth Rs 11.81 crore.

The order consists of Rs 5.9 crore of GST demand and penalty of Rs 5.9 crore for the period July 2017 – March 2021.

“The company has received an order for the period July 2017 to March 2021 passed by the Additional Commissioner, Central Goods and Services Tax, Gurugram, increasing the demand of GST of Rs 5,90,94,889 with applicable interest (not quantified ) and a fine of Rs 5,90,94,889,” Zomato said in a filing to stock exchange regulators.

Earlier this month, the food delivery platform had said it had received notices from tax authorities in Delhi and Karnataka regarding alleged short payment of GST in 2018 amounting to Rs 4.2 crore.

The company had said it would appeal the tax notices.

Zomato posted a profit of Rs 125 crore in the third quarter (Q3) of the last fiscal (FY24) – an improvement of Rs 390 crore compared to the same quarter last year. (IANS)

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