Maharashtra to Charge Entertainment Tax for IPL Matches

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Jan. 21 – The Maharashtra government will begin charging an entertainment tax worth up to 25 percent of all ticket sales for T20 matches organized by the Indian Premier League (IPL).

IPL matches played within municipal limits will be charged a 25 percent tax and matches held outside municipal limits will be levied a 20 percent entertainment tax.

IPL Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi was quoted by Express India that the league had no issues on the tax.“It is not an issue at all. If there is an entertainment tax, we will pay it,” he said.

Maharashtra charges a US$4,352 entertainment tax on pubs in five-star hotels with city limits while hotels beyond the city limits are a 50 percent lower rate of US$2,176.