Vehicle tax revenue jumps after MVD acts against VIP fraudsters
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded a sharp increase in motor vehicle tax revenue soon after cases were registered against film stars for alleged tax evasion by registering vehicles in Puducherry.
Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said the motor vehicle tax segment is the only area were impressive growth was recorded while revenue growth for all other tax segments slowed down. Vehicle tax revenue increased 22 percent, he said.
“This is incredible. When two or three VIPs were caught, all others started to register their vehicles in Kerala,” Thomas Isaac said while addressing a press conference here on Friday.
After Mathrubhumi News expose about VIP vehicle tax evasion, cases were registered against actors Amala Paul, Fahadh Faasil and Suresh Gopi MP.
A list of 5,000 people who had registered their vehicles outside Kerala have been readied by examining vehicle registrations during the past five years.