TN film industry reps meet minister over tax row
Members of the Tamil film fraternity today met state minister S P Velumani and will meet Chief Minister K Palaniswami tomorrow over the double taxation issue, a producers' body said.
Film producers in the state have decided to not release any new movies from October 6 due to the implementation of a 10 per cent local body tax in addition to the Goods and Service Tax.
After meeting muncipal administration minister Velumani, the president of the Tamil Film Producers Council, Vishal Krishna, said the it had put forth the demands of scrapping the 10 per cent local body tax again before the authorities.
"Another round of meeting happened today. We hope with our meeting with the chief minister (Palaniswami), our demands will be met with," he told reporters at the Secretariat.
Film industry representatives met the state government authorities over the issue last week as well.
Vishal, also an actor, expressed hope that there would be a positive outcome after the council's meeting with the government over the next couple of days.
Noted film distributor 'Tirupur' Subramanian said today's meeting with the minister and government authorities was "satisfactory".
"We hope the issue will be sorted out before Deepawali festival," he said.
To a query, he said the film industry members have sought an appointment to meet the chief minister tomorrow.
Tamil flicks of top actors normally get released on Deepawali day in Tamil Nadu. 'Mersal', starring popular actor Vijay, is one of the films expected to release on October 18, the day of the festival.
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