Deccan Chargers gets exemption

The State Government has granted exemption to Deccan Chargers on entertainment tax for the tickets to be sold for the Indian Premier League matches held in Andhra Pradesh.

Though the Order was specific with reference to the exemption of tax for the IPL-IV matches in the first paragraph, there was some ambiguity as there was no clarity whether the GO will be applicable for all the IPL matches in the future also.

“In view of the representation made by Chargers in this regard, the Government after careful study has decided to grant this special status in view of the promotional activities being taken up by the IPL franchisee in about 200 Schools,” it is said.