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Not a Single Penny Has Come to My Account: Sonu Sood on Tax Fraud Allegations

The IT department reportedly accused Sonu Sood of tax fraud amounting to Rs 20 crore.

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Actor Sonu Sood has addressed the allegations of tax fraud against him and the Income Tax raids at places linked to him and said that ‘not even a single penny’ has come into his account from his foundation. According to ANI, Sood said, “Everything is in process & in front of everyone. We've given all details to everyone. They'll do their job & I'll do mine. I'll even become a brand ambassador if you call me in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab.”

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He added, “We're teaching students across the country. If any govt will call me, I'm there for them. In my foundation, the maximum funds we get is through my endorsements fee & it takes time to spend them. Not even a single penny has come to my account.”

On Monday, the actor took to social media to address the allegations and wrote in a statement, “You don't always have to tell your side of the story. Time will. Every rupee in my foundation is awaiting its turn to save a precious life and reach the needy. In addition, on many occasions, I have encouraged brands to donate my endorsement fees for humanitarian causes too, which keeps us going.”

The IT department had earlier reportedly stated that Sood had evaded taxes of over Rs 20 crore. According to NDTV, the IT department had also said that Sood’s non-profit had raised Rs 2.1 crore from overseas donors using crowdfunding. The department stated that this violated the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.

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