CHENNAI: Madras High Court on Friday issued notice to AR Rahman on a petition filed by the Income Tax Department.
A division bench of justices TS Sivagnanam and V Bhavani Subbaroyan recorded the submissions made by the IT department and issued notice to the music composer.
Earlier, the Income Tax Department moved the Madras High Court alleging that AR Rahman routed ₹3.47 crore of his income to his AR Rahman Foundation to evade income tax.
The agency moved the high court challenging the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal’s (ITAT) 2019 verdict. ITAT had ruled that the amount was not taxable.
Rahman received the money from a UK-based mobile phone company for composing ringtones in 2011.
The department said the composer instructed the company to pay his remuneration directly to his foundation.