Tamil Film Producers decided not to release new Tamil movies from Friday

Vastavam web: The Tamil Film Producers Council has decided not to release new Tamil movies from Friday in protest against the levy of 10 per cent local body tax.Noting that film producers were facing difficulties after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax from July 1, the council in a statement said the announcement of levying an additional 10 per cent local body tax has come as a ‘shock’ to the industry. There’s been a 28 per cent GST on films.

Without regularising the entrance tickets for a long time, charging 10 per cent local body tax would lead to confusion among film producers, it said.The council said it decided in a meeting today to request the government to withdraw the local body tax, and also that no new Tamil movie would be released from Friday.