The Goa bench of Bombay High Court asked tax authorities "not pass final orders without permission" on the Rs 16,195 crore tax notice sent to gaming and hospitality company Delta Corp.
"The Hon’ble High Court of Bombay at Goa considered the writ petitions filed by the Company and its subsidiaries on 23rd October, 2023. Basis a statement made on behalf of the concerned tax authorities, the Hon’ble High Court has directed such authorities not to pass any final orders on the captioned show cause notices without the prior permission of the Hon’ble High Court," the company said in a regulator filing.
The court has “fixed dates for completion of pleadings, and the hearing and final disposal of such writ petitions," the company further said.
The company had recently said it had received tax notices from the Directorate General of GST Intelligence, Hyderabad. Delta Corp and its subsidiaries, Highstreet Cruises and Entertainment and Delta Pleasure Cruise Company were issued notices on tax shortfall amounting to Rs 11,140 crore, Rs 3,290 crore and Rs 1,766 crore respectively.
The company on October 14 updated stock exchanges that its subsidiary Deltatech Gaming Limited had received intimation from the Directorate General of GST Intelligence, Kolkata for payment of Rs 6,236.81 crore for the shortfall in taxes for the period between January 2018 and November 2022 and Rs 147.51 crore for period between July 2017 to October 2022.
Delta Corp, through its online gaming subsidiary Deltatech Gaming, runs online real money games like poker, rummy, and cricket.