New Delhi: In fresh trouble for the Kingfisher Airlines, the Income Tax department has stepped in to recover tax dues from banks, eyeing the proceeds from the sale of non-core assets of the carrier.
According to I-T sources, a notice was sent by the department to the lead lender, State Bank of India, over the sale proceeds from the Kingfisher assets.
This comes after the banks agreed to a proposal by the Kingfisher airlines to sell its non-core assets. Following it, the banks appointed HDFC Securities to value the non-core assets – Kingfisher House and Kingfisher Villa.
According to sources, the Income Tax department is eyeing the proceeds from the sale of non-core assets of the carrier.
As per the decision by the banks, the proceeds from the sale was to be distributed among the lenders.