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Sania Mirza critical of media's approach to her tax notice

ANI
Published Feb 18, 2017, 2:41 pm IST
Updated Feb 18, 2017, 2:50 pm IST
The Hyderabad service tax department issued a notice to Sania Mirza for allegedly evading service tax on the amount of Rs 1 crore.
Sania Mirza hit out at the media for giving her tax-evasion notice a lot of coverage. (Photo: AFP)
 Sania Mirza hit out at the media for giving her tax-evasion notice a lot of coverage. (Photo: AFP)

New Delhi: Ace Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has launched a scathing attack on the country's media, saying a certain sections of it choose to highlight the negative news rather than focusing on her entry into the semi-finals of the ongoing Qatar Open.

The 30-year-old's comments came a day after she denied service tax evasion in response to a notice issued last week by the Central Board of Excise and Customs.

 

 

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sania mirza, tax evasion

 

sania mirza, tax evasion

 

Mirza and her Czech Republic partner Barbora Strycova stormed into the women's doubles last-four stage of the Qatar Open after registering a 6-4, 6-3 win over Canadian-Croatian team of Gabriela Dabrowski and Darija Jurak in the quarter-final clash.

 

The Indo-Czech duo, however, later on Friday lost to American-Slovenian team of Abigail Spears and Katarina Srebotnik in their semi-final clash.

 

On February 9, the Hyderabad service tax department issued a notice to Mirza for allegedly evading service tax on the amount of Rs 1 crore she received from the Telangana government for becoming its brand ambassador in July 2014.

 

 

She was asked to answer the summons either in person or through an authorized agent on February 16.

 

Sania's accountant appeared on her behalf. In her report, the tennis star had insisted that the amount given to her by the Telangana government was a "training incentive".

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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