SC grants interim stay in Fame Adlabs entertainment tax issue

MUMBAI: The Supreme Court has granted an interim stay in the case pertaining to past entertainment tax dues on Fame Adlabs, which is owned by Swanston Multiplex Cinemas Pvt.Ltd.

Admitting the plea filed by Swanston against an interim order by Mumbai High Court in the case of collection of entertainment tax the Supreme Court bench comprising Arijit Pasayat and SH Kapadia passed the stay order.

In February 2006, the Mumbai High Court had passed an interim order directing Swanston to deposit Rs 19.8 million of entertainment tax.

Challenging the High Court's order Swanston today pleaded that it had not violated any norms pertaining to entertainment tax exemptions.

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