Kamal Haasan Demands GST Cut, Says '28% Tax Will Ruin Regional Cinema'

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Kamal Haasan Demands GST Cut, Says '28% Tax Will Ruin Regional Cinema'

Post by Seva Lamberdar on Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:37 am

CHENNAI: A day before an important meeting on GST or Goods and Services Tax, which is set for a July launch, a demand for changes has come from South mega star Kamal Haasan.

The 62-year-old actor-filmmaker says the entertainment and service tax for the film industry will be replaced by a single 28 per cent tax. "We welcome GST and one India one tax. But this rate will ruin regional cinema," Mr Haasan told reporters.

He has urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to cut the GST rate to 12-15 per cent.

"If I can't afford the tax I'll have to quit. I will not work for the government... what is this? Is this the East India Company?"

He said regional films, Hollywood films and Hindi films could not be put on the same slab and film tickets "can't be fixed like an essential service".

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/kamal-haasan-demands-gst-cut-says-28-tax-will-ruin-regional-cinema-1707243

>>> Desn't 28% GST seem a bit high?
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Post by Kayalvizhi on Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:46 am

I have noticed. Every new program that India rings out always help Hindi and Hindians. It will never bring a policy that even slightly hurts Hindi or Hindians

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Kayalvizhi wrote:I have noticed. Every new program that India rings out always help Hindi and Hindians. It will never bring a policy that even slightly hurts Hindi or Hindians

Because of higher GST, people going to movies everywhere will be paying more. It is not going to benefit people in one region more than those elsewhere. In addition, shouldn't the rate of GST (if it stands for 'goods and services tax') be the same on movie tickets as on other services / goods?
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Seva Lamberdar wrote:
Kayalvizhi wrote:I have noticed. Every new program that India rings out always help Hindi and Hindians. It will never bring a policy that even slightly hurts Hindi or Hindians

Because of higher GST, people going to  movies everywhere will be paying more. It is not going to benefit people in one region more than those elsewhere. In addition, shouldn't the rate of GST (if it stands for 'goods and services tax') be the same on movie tickets as on other services  / goods?

Taxes should be set by states for all activities in the state.

Now coming to movies. Why is a uniform tax across states bad? In order to encourage local language movies Karnataka has no tax on Kannada movies and 30% on all other languages. Bengal has 2% on Bengali movies and higher for other movies. Now states cannot do it. The ones who benefit are Hindi movies.

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