NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has dismissed the BCCI’s plea against a tribunal order asking it to pay around Rs.18 crore as service tax for video-graphing matches and selling the feed to private channels.
“If it is not a service tax matter then what can it be,” asked the bench of Chief Justice HL Dattu and sought to assail the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal order upholding the levying of service tax.
“Whatever you (BCCI) did is covered under the service tax. You fix cameras at all the places inside the stadium during the match and millions view them. We are sorry,” the court said. BCCI had moved court against the decision by CESTAT Mumbai, asking it to pay the amount as tax for producing feed during 2006-10.