Anushka Sharma Sales Tax Case: Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has challenged in the Bombay High Court two orders passed by the Deputy Commissioner of Sales Tax for the financial years 2012-13 and 2013-14 under the Maharashtra Value Added Tax (VAT) Act. In this matter, on Thursday, the Bombay High Court has sought an answer from the Tax Department.
Court sought response from sales tax department
A division bench of Justice Nitin M Jamdar and Justice Abhay Ahuja on Thursday directed the Sales Tax department to respond to actress Anushka Sharma’s plea and posted the matter for further hearing on February 6. Anushka Sharma has requested the court to quash the orders passed by the Sales Tax Department. He has filed four petitions for assessment years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.
Anushka Sharma filed the petition last week
The actress filed the petition last week after the High Court refused to entertain a petition filed by Sharma’s tax consultant Shrikant Velekar challenging orders of the sales tax department in December 2022. Then the High Court had said that there is no reason why the affected person (Anushka Sharma) cannot file a petition herself.
Anushka Sharma presented her stand regarding sales tax
According to Anushka Sharma’s petitions, she performed in films and award functions as an artist under the agreement. The agreement was between his agent, Yash Raj Films Private Limited and the producers/event organisers. It has been said in the petition that the officer has not imposed the sales tax keeping the film in mind, but on the basis of the advertisement of the product and the performance done in the award ceremony.
The department has fixed sales tax of Rs 12.3 crore for 2012-13, including interest of Rs 1.2 crore, while for the year 2013-14, sales tax of Rs 1.6 crore has been fixed on about Rs 17 crore.
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