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Cable operators, pubs to attract entertainment tax in Maharastra

PTI  Mumbai, July 23, 2010
First Published: 21:49 IST(23/7/2010) | Last Updated: 21:54 IST(23/7/2010)

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Friday passed the Mumbai Entertainment Tax (Amendment) Bill 2010 which will enable the state government to impose the tax on cable operators, pubs and get an additional revenue of Rs. ten crore.

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So far, there was no provision to tax cable operators, Internet Protocol TV, permit room, pubs, orchestra, Revenue Minister Narayan Rane said.

The entertainment tax will be levied as per the existing rates.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Special Economic Zones and Designated Areas Act 2010 will now be taken up in the next session of the assembly in Nagpur.

BJP member Devendra Phadnvis argued that the bill needs elaborate discussions and should be taken up in the next session which was agreed to by the Industries Minister Rajendra Darda.


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