Almost nine years after he won his historic Rs 1 crore jackpot on Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), Harshvardhan Nawathe is being re-visited by the tax Harshvardhan Nawathe had won the Rs 1 crore jackpot on KBC in 2000 man.
A division bench of the Bombay High Court last week admitted an appeal filed by the Income Tax Department. I-T has challenged the order of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) which had waived off Nawathes tax liability of about 40 per cent on the winnings in 2000-2001.
Nawathe had clubbed his winnings with his regular earnings for 2000-2001. He had paid Rs 35 lakh towards tax. However, the I-T later realised that this earnings from the win would have to be calculated under Section 115bb of the Income Tax Act.
After the ITAT rejected the additional claim of the I-T department last year, the I-T approached the HC.