Tax on entertainment is completely legal which is levied by the state government and the rates range from 0 to 110%, with an average of 30% depending upon the areas and facilities provided. For example, if a movie ticket costs you 100 rupees then 18% would be GST charges and if it is more than 100, 28% charges will be imposed.
In order to understand taxes in India, need to understand direct and indirect taxes:
Taxes are mandatory fees that is imposed on individuals and corporations by states or central government. This amount are used to build the economy of a country by meeting various public expenses.
1. Direct tax:
- Tax levied on the taxpayers directly, this can not be passed to someone else.
- The different direct taxes are income tax, Estate tax, Wealth tax, etc.
- Advantages of direct tax are - It curbs inflation. In order to maintain social and economic balances, the government has well-defined tax slabs for different individuals depending upon the earnings.
2. Indirect tax:
- Tax levied by government on goods and services. It can be shifted from one taxpayer to other
- Earlier indirect taxes were: custom duty, central excise duty, service tax, sale tax, value-added tax, etc.
- Earlier, an indirect tax meant paying more than the actual price of a product you bought or you had any services.
3. Introduced GST as Indirect tax:
- Now the slogan "One Nation, One Tax, One Market" becomes the reality in India.
- The biggest relief is the elimination of the 'cascading effect of tax', in other words, it was the 'tax on tax'.