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Haryana approves Bill to levy entertainment duty

July 26, 2017 10:29 AM

Punjab News Express/SK.Vyas
CHANDIGARH : The Haryana Cabinet Manohar Lal approved the introduction of “The Haryana Municipal Entertainment Duty Bill, 2017” to levy entertainment duty for admission to public entertainments in the state.
Earlier the entertainment duty was imposed on public entertainments in accordance with the provisions of Punjab Entertainment Duty Act 1955, which has been repealed after the enactment of Haryana Goods and Services Tax Act-2017.
The entertainment duty to be imposed on public entertainments will be collected by concerned Urban Local Bodies and the funds received would be utilized for the development or betterment of civic amenities in the urban areas by the municipality.
The entertainment duty will be levied on the entertainment points, outlets etc. in the areas of Urban local bodies of the state. The entertainment duty will be uniform across the state which will be determined by the government. There will be a common list of exempted events or shows of entertainments. There will be a regular check and monitoring of the prescribed authority of Urban Local Bodies on the proprietors of an entertainment provider.

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