Finance Minister Nirmala Seetharam has assured Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) along with SIFCC, to resolve the concerns relating to the proposal to impose 10% TDS on the theatrical revenue that producers make on each film.
The Union Minister said that a committee will be constituted which will also comprise of members from the film fraternity to examine and resolve the matter.
The Finance Minister announced it after a delegation from both KFCC led by its president Mr. Jairaj AND SIFCC and the office bearers along with renowned filmmaker Rockline Venkatesh, Mandya MP and actress Mrs. Sumalatha Ambareesh and others met her in New Delhi.
Previously, the delegation had also met Vice President of India Mr. Venkaiah Naidu at his Office in New Delhi. The delegation was recently invited by Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Prahlad Joshi to discuss the proposal to impose 10% TDS on the theatrical revenue that producers make on each film.
The proposal which was made in the latest Union Budget, is in addition to the tax already paid by the producers on revenue from the sale of telecast rights to satellite TV and digital platforms.
Recently, KFCC President Jairaj, former president Sa Ra Govindu, KCN chandrashekar, secretary NM suresh, Vice President Naganna and Roopa Iyer met the Union Minister Mr. Prahlad Joshi in Bengaluru.
KFCC had discussed expressing concern over the implementation of TDS. Film pundits feel that the TDS proposal is likely to hit the cash flows of the movie producers.
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