It appears to be the season for hearings involving popular Kollywood stars, particularly their tax exemption appeals. Thalapathy Vijay and Dhanush had previously been denied entrance tax exemptions for their fancy vehicles, and now Suriya’s case has been dismissed.
In 2010, the income tax authority raided Suriya’s properties, taking into account the financial years 2007-2008 and 2008-2009, and issued orders to pay the tax in 2011. Suriya appealed to the department’s tribunal, but the orders to pay the sum of Rs. 3 crores, 11 lakhs, and 96 thousand for the two assessment periods were sustained.
Suriya went to court in 2018, requesting that because the income tax department had delayed the matter for three years, he be spared from paying the 1% interest on the tax amount. He further stated that he is a frequent taxpayer who has never defaulted and that he is entitled to the exemption.
Suriya’s claim was dismissed by judge M. Subramaniam, who stated that he should have presented his accounts within 45 days of the raid but did so late. Suriya did not comply throughout the evaluation procedures and failed to produce the appropriate documentation, according to the IT department’s council, thus the ability to charge interest is legal. Suriya’s case was dismissed, and the judge ruled in favour of the IT department.
Suriya is now working on two films, ‘Jai Bhim,’ directed by T.G. Gnanavel, and ‘Etharkkum Thunindhavan,’ directed by Pandiraj and produced by Sun Pictures, following his recent appearance in ‘Navarasa.’