Debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines’ promoter Vijay Mallya today called on CBEC chairman SK Goel and sought de-freezing of the carrier’s bank accounts, a senior Finance Ministry official said. Last week, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) had frozen 10 accounts of Kingfisher Airlines for allegedly defaulting on service tax it has collected from passengers. Goel had said that Kingfisher owed Rs 110 crore towards service tax for April-November period. Mallya has promised to clear November service tax dues within a day, the Finance Ministry official said.
The November service tax dues are estimated at Rs 10-15 crore. Mallya, however, refused to comment on the issue.
Sources said Mallya also assured that the remaining service tax dues would be cleared by March 31, 2012.