The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has decided to impose tax on the add’s screened in theaters before and while the movie is progressing along with entertainment tax. Tax will be imposed on the ads displayed before the start of the movie and during the interval according to the category. Rs.600 will be collected for commercial ad and Rs.300 for telefilms. The tax per month will be decided according to the number of slides.
An app has been created for this tax and the theatres should download it. After the show has started, the theatre owners should send the details of the total number of seats and the occupancy for the show.If any theatre owner is found to have sent wrong details, they will be fined and the theatre will be even ceased if they don’t respond. This process will be started from March 1st.