In first month of GST rollout, BCCI paid Rs 44 lakh in taxes

The data is provided by the official website of the Board.

The BCCI paid Rs. 44,29,516 as GST.   -  AFP

The Good & Services Tax (GST), introduced by the central government from July 1, saw the country’s richest sporting body, BCCI, pay in excess of Rs 44 lakh in taxes.

The BCCI’s official website states that for the month of July, the Board paid Rs 44,29,516 as GST. Indian national team’s physio Patrick Farhart, for a five-month period, was paid close to Rs 6 million (Rs 58, 87, 139).

Some of the players were also paid a share of gross revenue from international matches for the 2015-16 season. Stuart Binny was paid Rs. 92 lakh (Rs. 92, 46, 412) while Harbhajan Singh was paid Rs. 62 lakh (Rs 62, 52, 871).

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel received Rs. 37.51 lakh while pacer Umesh Yadav was paid Rs. 34.79 lakh.