Liquor bill taxability on Business trip settlement

VIJAY (Commercial manager) (39 Points)

12 October 2022  
Dear All,
We have come across a situation, where one of our employee went for business trip from HYD to PUNE
during the business trip he purchase liquor worth of 5000 Rs, and he is requesting for the total bill exemption from taxable portion of settlement (8000/-.
now i request expert opinion and taxability for the same.
Note: There is no specific policy for T&E in our case.
Thanks in advance