Clean chit for Sourav Ganguly in an old Service Tax dispute with indirect tax department

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Former skipper Sourav Ganguly has got a clean chit in an old service tax case. The Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) has set aside a service tax liability.

As per the detail of the case the dispute was over a tax liability of Rs 1.51 crore. The issue was whether a celebrity prompts only a brand that cannot be construed as brand endorsement.

Kolkata CESTAT while giving a clean chit to Sourav Ganguly, set aside Service tax liability amounting INR 1.51 crores (approx.) against him, specifying that in case if the brand name/house mark is promoted by a celebrity, without reference to any specific product or services, the service would not be classified under business auxiliary services and hence not taxable under Service tax law during that time.

Source from: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/clean-chit-for-sourav-ganguly-in-an-old-service-tax-dispute-with-indirect-tax-department/articleshow/79745323.cms

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