How to report tax evasion?

To report tax evasion in Sri Lanka, you can follow these steps:

  1. Contact the Tax Officer: If you suspect someone of tax evasion, your first step should be to contact the relevant tax officer to whom you have provided information or who you assume would have handled the information relevant to the case.
  2. Email the Commissioner General: If you are not satisfied with the response of the tax officer, or if you prefer to report the case directly to a higher authority, you can send an email to the office of the Commissioner General of Inland Revenue at
  3. Provide Detailed Information: When reporting tax evasion, it’s important to provide as much detail as possible, including the name of the individual or business, the nature of the evasion, and any evidence you may have. This will assist the tax authorities in investigating the matter.
  4. Confidentiality: The Inland Revenue Department maintains confidentiality of the information provided. You can report the evasion without fear of your identity being disclosed, as the department is obligated to preserve the secrecy of taxpayer information.

Remember, tax evasion is a serious offense, and the Inland Revenue Department encourages individuals to report any suspected cases to ensure compliance and fairness in the tax system.


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