Mumbai, 12th January 2023: Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma has filed a petition with the Bombay High Court challenging the Income Tax Department’s action against her.
The IT Department has been asked by the Bombay HC to respond to her request. The date of the hearing is February 6, 2023.
The High Court criticized Sharma in December 2022 for not submitting two petitions directly but rather through her tax advisor.
Anushka filed the petitions through tax expert Shrikant Velekar and contested the decisions made by the Mazgaon Deputy Commissioner of Sales Tax over the assessment of 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 dues under the Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act.
The HC questioned the actress’ counsel as to why she couldn’t file the tax petitions herself, stating that it had never seen or heard of applications being filed through tax consultants.