Excise officers have said that no instructions from government regarding not taking tax received.

LAHORE (Daily Dunya) – Excise and Taxation department has issued notices to cinema owners in Punjab to pay entertainment tax.

The officials have directed the cinema owners to compile their record.

According to the notice, “entertainment industry is informed and being bounded to remain prepared for the routine payment of entertainment duty upon admission tickets …. In accordance, you (entertainment industry) are required to keep the concerned record ready … as the staff of this office is going to regularly check your Entertainment House (Cinema) under the Entertainment Duty Act 1958 from January 1, 2017”.

Punjab cinemas used to pay 65 percent entertainment tax which was suspended for two years to promote investment in the entertainment industry.

On the other hand, the excise officers have said that no instructions from government regarding not taking tax have been received so far.