Supreme Court to examine whether TASMAC bars run by TN government is a 'service' or discharge of State's sovereign functions

The top court was hearing an appeal against a Madras High Court order directing TASMAC to pay ₹40 crore as service tax for the period from July 2012 to March 2013.
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will examine whether the bars run by the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited (TASMAC) are in the exercise of the State government's sovereign function of regulating the sale of alcohol [TASMAC vs Principal GST Commissioner].

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