Sania Mirza summoned by service tax department

Notice asked her to appear before it in person or by an authorised agent on February 16.

Sania Mirza summoned by service tax department

In a case of alleged tax evasion, service tax department has issued a notice to ace tennis player Sania Mirza.

On February 6, Service Tax office in Hyderabad had issued summons to Sania, asking her to appear before it in person or by an authorised agent on February 16.

Reports have shown that the notice doesn't specify the case for which Sania has been summoned but says, "Whereas an investigation against you about non-payment/evasion of Service Tax/contravention of provisions of Finance Act 1994 and Rules made thereunder is being inquired. I have reasons to believe you are in possession of facts or/and documents and things which are relevant to the inquiry."


"You are hereby summoned under Central Excise Act, 1944 made applicable to service Tax matters under Finance Act, 1994 to appear before the Office in person or by an authorised agent on February 16 to give evidence truthfully on such matters concerning the enquiry as you may be asked to produce the documents and things," it said.

"If you fail to comply with this summons and intentionally avoid to attend or to give evidence and to produce the documents and things, without a lawful excuse, you will be liable to be punished under the relevant provisions of IPC," the notice said.