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Vedanta Faces ₹27.97 Cr GST Penalty: Appeals For Solution

Vedanta confronts a ₹27.97 Cr GST penalty, plans appeal. Experts weigh in on implications amidst market rally. Mining giant Vedanta Ltd announced on Tuesday (April 16) that it has been slapped with a Goods and Services Tax (GST) penalty of ₹27.97 crore for the period spanning FY 2018-19 to FY 2020-21. The penalty arises from a dispute over Input Tax Credit reconciliations during the mentioned financial years.

According to a filing with the stock exchange, the company received an order from the Office of the Additional Commissioner, GST & Central Excise Commissionerate, Rourkela, confirming the penalty along with tax demand and applicable interest.

In response, Vedanta swiftly declared its intention to challenge the order with the Appellate Authorities, aiming for a favourable resolution to the disagreement. Reassuring stakeholders, Vedanta expressed confidence that the penalty would not have a significant financial impact.

‘We are hopeful of a favourable outcome and do not expect any material financial impact on the company,’ stated Vedanta in addressing the matter. Despite this development, Vedanta’s shares closed positively at ₹378.00, marking an increase of ₹7.45 or 2.01% on the BSE.

 While the imposition of the GST penalty may raise concerns among stakeholders, Vedanta’s assurance of minimal financial impact provides reassurance regarding the company’s resilience and financial stability. The positive closure of Vedanta’s shares amidst this development signals investor confidence in the company’s ability to manage regulatory challenges effectively.

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Akash G Varadaraj