Chattisgarh government levies entertainment tax on DTH connection

NEW DELHI: The Chhattisgarh government has made entertainment tax on Direct-to-Home (DTH) connection compulsory for all the consumers.

The state commercial tax department said Thursday that the entertainment tax would be in the region of Rs 10 to Rs 20 per DTH connection and would be effective from June. 
The tax will have to be collected by dealers of companies providing these services, said the state commercial tax department in a statement.

The tax will be applicable only on cities having a population of over 10,000.  
"The per connection charge for towns having populations between 10,000 to 50,000 will be Rs 10 while the charge for towns exceeding populations of 50,000 persons will be Rs 20," the statement said.

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