Chennai multiplexes like PVR and INOX Strike From Today in Chennai
Chennai multiplexes like PVR and INOX members of Multiplex Association of India will go on strike from today (3rd October 2017). This strike against the additional local body entertainment tax (LBET) implement by Chennai Corporation on top of GST. For Tamil movie, the LBET is 10% on top of 28% GST and for other language films, the local tax is 20% on top of 28% GST.
According to Multiplex Association of India (MAI), double taxation only frustrates the GST model and it’s against the principle ‘One Nation… One Tax’.
Multiplex Association of India feels that the double taxation will affect film industry, which is already reeling under the impact of high tax rates and piracy. According to the source say that SPI Cinemas, the leading multiplex chains in Chennai and other multiplexes will operate as usual today and they will announce their final decision after consulting with Tamil Nadu Theater Owners Association.