Madras HC imposes Rs 1 lakh fine on Tamil actor Vijay
Chennai: The Madras High Court Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Tamil actor Vijay for failing to pay entry tax on luxury car imported from England.
Justice SM Subramaniam imposes Rs 1 lakh on the actor to be paid to TN CM's Covid-19 relief fund. Also, the court criticised the actor for hesitating to pay tax on luxury car imported from England. The court said reel heroes are hesitating to pay taxes.
The court dismissed a writ petition filed by the actor in 2012 seeking exemption of entry tax on his luxury car imported from England.
The Madras High Court also said that tax evasion is to be construed as Anti National habit and unconstitutional.
The actor imported a new Rolls Royce Ghost Motor Car Vehicle bearing chassis number SCA664S07CUH16754,
and Engine number 90430224 from England. He had paid the import duty to the Customs Department as levied under the Customs Act.