The Uttar Pradesh government will not charge the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on tickets of films of which more than 50% part has been shot in the state. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting presided over by the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here.
The GST will not be charged from the viewers of the films which give a message to society and more than 50% part of which has been shot in the state… the state government will bear it on its own, minister and spokesman of the government Shrikant Sharma told reporters.
These movies will include the ones produced by the Children’s Film Society, National Award winning best feature film, best Hindi feature film, best Indian film in international festivals and the ones based on social welfare, he said.
Besides, films made with the help of the central and state governments, and National Films Division, among some other categories will also come under this category, the spokesman said.
Source : Livemint