Goa govt plans tax incentives to filmmakers

MUMBAI: Days after Yash Chopra gave a hard talk to both the Goa and Central government on the issue of imposing new taxes on the film industry at the IFFI, the Goa government has announced plans of coming up with a possible scheme for shooting in the state.

Entertainment Society of Goa CEO Manoj Srivastava said, "We are considering offering tax reimbursements to filmmakers who are keen on shooting in Goa."
The next three to four years, tax would be the biggest issue for filmmakers, he observed.

Srivastava said that the ESG was looking at returning the tax amount back to the filmmaker after he produces proper bills for the amount spent while shooting in Goa. "I am echoing the sentiments of Chopra who has also expressed a need for relaxation of taxes," he observed.

Incidentally, Chopra had lashed out at the Centre that was meting out a step-motherly treatment to filmmakers at the IFFI’s inaugural ceremony.

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