The Madras Excessive Courtroom on Friday gave main aid to Tamil celebrity Vijay in a case associated to his import of a luxurious BMW automobile from the US, ruling that he can be liable to pay the penalty for delayed fee of entry tax solely from January 29, 2019, to December 2021 and never from 2005.
A bench of Justice R Suresh Kumar mentioned that Vijay was liable to pay an entry tax as a division bench of the court docket had, on January 29, 2019, held that the state authorities was entitled to levy entry tax.
The bench, nonetheless, mentioned that the Business Taxes Division mustn’t have demanded an enormous quantity of Rs 30.23 lakh in direction of penalty, by levying it since 2005 and that the tremendous could also be levied from January 29, 2019.
Vijay had approached the court docket in January 2022 and had challenged a discover issued by the Business Taxes Division, on September 17, 2021, asking him to pay Rs 7.98 lakh as entry tax together with penalty of Rs 30.23 lakh.
The advocate for the celebrity mentioned that he has already paid tax legal responsibility of Rs 7.98 lakh in December 2021 and that he was difficult the penalty alone. He mentioned that he had then imported the BMW as there have been no sellers for the posh automobile in Chennai these days.
The actor had additionally pleaded to the court docket to cancel the demand discover and the restoration discover.