No entertainment tax on IPL this year too

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“It is not possible to levy tax on the IPL since the season is over,” Chavan told reporters here on Monday when asked whether entertainment tax would be levied on the IPL matches for which tickets ranged from Rs 500 to Rs 10,000.
To a question on whether the next IPL season will be taxed, Chavan said the Cabinet would take a decision on the issue.

Chavan was reacting to the Bombay High Court’s query to the state government to clarify whether it has decided to levy entertainment tax on the IPL tournament.
The court has asked the government to reply by May 5.
The Bombay High Court’s direction came in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) of senior Shiv Sena legislator Subhash Desai, who alleged  that the government, in a cabinet meeting January, decided to levy tax on the IPL but the decision was not implemented.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in its latest report has said the state government lost Rs 4.99 crore by not levying entertainment duty on IPL’s first season where 10 matches were played in Mumbai.
DH News Service

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