Watching movies, TV to be costlier in Delhi from next week

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Watching movies and television will be even costlier in New Delhi from Monday with the Aam Aadmi Party government having issued a notification of an increase in entertainment tax.

The proposal was tabled by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in Assembly last month and the government has now notified its decision to increase entertainment tax from 20 per cent to 40 per cent.

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“Watching movies in cinema halls in Delhi will be costlier from July 20 as government has issued the notification in this regard,” said a senior government official.

Watching television through cable and DTH services is also about to get costlier as the tax on these services will be increased from Rs 20 to Rs 40.

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The government in the near future may also announce an increase in luxury tax from 10 per cent to 15 per cent.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government had increased the VAT rate on petrol from 20 per cent to 25 percent and on diesel from 12.5 per cent to 16.6 per cent.

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