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Why GST helps and hurts the media and entertainment industry

The industry may struggle to comply with rules initially

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Vanita Kohli-Khandekar  |  New Delhi 

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Cinema theatres in Tamil Nadu are worried about local taxes in addition to GST

Last Monday, over 1,000 cinema screens in Tamil Nadu downed their shutters indefinitely. They were protesting a local body tax of 30 per cent, over and above the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which came into effect on July 1. By Thursday, the state government had agreed to relook local taxes and theatres re-opened on Friday.

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First Published: Mon, July 10 2017. 22:40 IST
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