Tennis star Sania Mirza, who was summoned in connection with an alleged case of non-payment of Service Tax, has denied any act of evasion on her part, PTI reported.
In response to the summon issued on February 6, Mirza’s Chartered Accountant represented her before the Service Tax authorities on Wednesday as she is out of the country.
Mirza is alleged to have failed to pay Service Tax on a sum of Rs. one crore she received from the Telangana government.
Her representative submitted certain documents before the Service Tax authorities and contended that the Rs 1 crore she received was “training incentive” and not towards becoming state’s brand ambassador, the report stated. The authorities are said to be evaluating the documents.
PTI had earlier cited sources as saying that amount attracts Service Tax of 14.5 per cent besides interest and penalty if it was intended to sign her on as an brand ambassador.
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That payday smile won’t shine itself.
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