Anushka Sharma (Photo Credits: Instagram)
Anushka Sharma: 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.
A division bench of Justice Nitin Jamdar and Justice Abhay Ahuja on Thursday directed the sales tax department to respond to the actress’ plea and listed the matter for further hearing on February 6.
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.
The actress filed the petition last week after the High Court refused to entertain a petition filed by Sharma’s taxation advisor Shrikant Velekar challenging orders of the sales tax department in December 2022.
The High Court had then said that there is no reason why the affected person (Anushka) cannot file the petition herself.
According to Sharma’s petitions, he performed in films and award functions as an artiste under a tripartite agreement. The agreement was between his agent, Yash Raj Films Private Limited and the producers/event organisers.
The petition states that the assessing officer has levied sales tax not taking into account the film, but on the basis of the advertisement of the product and its performance at the award function.
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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