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IPL matches to come under ambit of entertainment tax in UP

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

International cricket matches and matches of the Indian League will now come under the ambit of entertainment in

The has taken a decision in this regard and also issued a order.

"It is for the first time that the international cricket matches and matches will be coming under the purview of the Entertainment department. The has also issued a government order in this regard on May 3," district entertainment officer Praveen Gupta told PTI.

Kanpur's Green Park stadium, the only international cricket venue in Uttar Pradesh, recently hosted two matches last week.

"The entertainment tax will be 25 per cent of the ticket amount and the is significant. The ticket price is of reasonably high value and it is a commercial venture. Hence it comes under the purview of entertainment tax," Gupta said.

He also informed that states like and have been levying entertainment tax for several years.

Gupta also said, "A notice has been issued to BCCI almost a week ago, and a second one is in process. The department will recover the tax from the BCCI in form of arrears.

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 19:15 IST