Maharashtra Levies Entertainment Tax on IPL

The Maharashtra Government has decided to levy entertainment tax on the organisers of the Indian Premier League, reported NDTV.

Report said that a cabinet meeting was held on Wednesday which took the decision.

Swiftly reacting to the decision, IPL chairman Lalit Modi said that he had no objections.

“We will pay entertainment tax if we have to,” he was quoted as saying.

The cash-driven annual T20 event has returned to India for the third season this year. The last edition was organised in South Africa due to security reasons.

In the first season, no state other than Maharashtra had exempted IPL from paying entertainment tax. Interestingly, IPL had not demanded any such exemption.

Some states like West Bengal and Punjab had asked IPL to pay for the security arrangements as well.

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