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GST rollout: Theatres in Tamil Nadu to stop screening films

All theatres in Tamil Nadu will stop screening of films from July 3rd to protest ‘lack of clarity’ on how much tax will be levied on theatres after GST rollout.

Abirami Ramanathan, president of Tamil Film Chamber of Commerce,said all shows will be cancelled from July 3, Monday.

“The state government needs to clarify how much tax will be levied on theatres after GST rollout. We request the state government to sort out the confusion immediately,” he said.

“Some 10 lakh families are depending our sector. If entertainment tax is levied by the state on top of GST, theatre owners will end up paying up to 53 per cent of the ticket rate as tax,” Ramanathan said.

Over 800 theatres in Tamil Nadu will shut down from Monday.

 

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