Tamil Nadu govt reduces entertainment tax on movies

Tamil Nadu govt reduces entertainment tax on movies

The standoff saw several new Tamil flicks being held up as film producers body announced last week that new movies would not be screened in view of the tax. The decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting chaired by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today. The government has also agreed to increase the ticket tariff, according to theatre owners.

The Tamil Nadu government has approached the Centre demanding immediate intervention to get adequate coal supply for its power discom Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) to run its thermal power stations. "We have requested the government to consider reducing the tax on films of other languages. The movies will be now released for Diwali", he said. The total ticket price will be approximately around Rs 230.

Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council said that the industry will look at reducing the internet booking charges on the tickets and other methods to make things smoother.

Hopefully, now that the conflict has been resolved, the two parties can peace and the theatrical work can begin, so that the movies can be released at least by Diwali so that people can enjoy their day by watching movies and don't have to pay the price for this feud.

The Edappadi K Palaniswami-led government chose to hike liquor prices in the state at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. With the advent of GST, entertainment tax levied by State Governments was subsumed in GST, and hence, State Governments have stopped charging entertainment tax on cinema tickets, since these were subject to GST.

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