OAG rebuts JPLP’s claimKuenga Tashi, Phuentshogling
Mar 3 2016
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said the departmental store in Phuentshogling, JPLP is liable to pay Nu 184 M for evading tax and not Nu 8.6 M as the store’s legal representative claimed.
In their rebuttal statement at the Phuentshogling Dungkhag Court today, OAG said the law does not allow deduction of cost of purchase after tax evasion.
In the previous hearing, JPLP’s legal representative had said the prosecutor had not deducted the purchase amount from the income.
Also, explaining the principle of double Jeopardy, OAG said the fines and penalties are for evading tax and imprisonment, the punishment for criminal intent.
JPLP’s legal representative had said his client is not liable for imprisonment as he cannot be penalized twice for one wrongdoing.
The Office of Attorney General charged JPLP for tax evasion from 2011-14.
Next hearing will be on March 22.