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The Income Tax Department of India, on Saturday, stated that Bollywood actor Sonu Sood evaded tax of more than ₹20 crore. The IT Department declared the same after raiding Sonu Sood’s house and office for three days in a row.
As per officials, Sood's non-profit also raised ₹ 2.1 crore from overseas donors using a crowdfunding platform, which violated the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.
Sood, who earned praise for his humanitarian works during the peak of COVID-19 pandemic, was accused of violating tax regulation norms by the Tax Department.
Sood Charity Foundation- a non-profit organisation owned by Sonu Sood, was set up in July last year during the COVID-19 first wave.
Reportedly, it collected donations of over ₹ 18 crore till April this year, out of which, ₹ 1.9 crore was spent on relief work and the balance ₹ 17 crore was left unused in the non-profit's bank account.
As of now, no legal charges were imposed on him. This is a developing story. More updates to follow.