TNN | Dec 27, 2013, 02.28 AM IST
PANAJI: This year’s budget announcement of imposing 25% entertainment tax on ticketed mega events attracting a crowd of 2,000 or more people has been put into effect by the BJP government in Goa ahead of the two electronic dance music (EDM) festivals scheduled to take place in North Goa this week.
The Goa government on Tuesday issued the notification imposing the tax. Commercial taxes commissioner S G Korgaonkar said that last season they had collected about Rs 1 crore as entertainment tax and they expect to collect a higher amount this year through large scale ticketed events.
Ticket sales of events attracting more than 2,000 persons-other than marriages, religious ceremonies and tiatrs-will be monitored by the commercial taxes department. Sports events-indoor or outdoor-will attract a 10% entertainment tax where entry fee is Rs 500 or more.
The government had also announced in the March 2013 budget session, its intention of issuing pre-authenticated tickets to discotheques, boat cruises, river cruises, night clubs, dance performances, musical performances, theatrical performances including cultural programmes and ballets. It has not yet issued a separate notification to make this decision effective.
Meanwhile, LOGG Goa a social forum based in South Goa has warned of rampant drug abuse in Goa during the next one week – expects government machinery to be extra vigilant.
SOURCE: THE TIMES OF INDIA
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