Chennai:The Madras High Court has issued a notice to Oscar winning music composer AR Rahman in connection with a Income-Tax evasion case.
On a plea filed by the IT department, a Division Bench of Justices T S Sivagnanam and V Bhavani Subbaroyan has issued notice to Rahman.
In the appeal, the IT department said Rahman had evaded tax in individual capacity by allegedly transferring his remuneration of Rs 3.47 crore to his charitable trust.
The IT department has found discrepancies in Rahman's tax filing for the year 2011-12.The IT department moved the court stating that Rahman had routed a remuneration of Rs 3.47 crore to AR Rahman Foundation.
The huge sum was received as salary by the singer-composer for composing exclusive ringtones for the UK-based telecom company Libra mobiles, in 2011 on a three-year contract.(UNI)