Monday, February 21, 2011

Who's Propose Film Import Tax Lifted?

Jakarta - Who proposed the foreign film tax is raised? Apparently, the proposal came from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY). The reason, SBY wants to promote the national film industry.

"It's began when I talked with Mr. President the day before the cabinet meeting last year about the development of national film," said Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik.

It said in a press conference on National Film Policy and Film Import Tax Issues in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Jl Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta, Sunday (20/02/2011).

According to Wacik, SBY see the film industry began to show the rise in the last six years. This is evident from the large number of national films produced each year.

"The President then read the complaint Hanung Bramantiyo who complained about the high cost of filmmaking in Indonesia," he explained.

In writing young Sines, further Wacik, One cost to filmmakers is the value added tax of 10 percent that make the national movie industry lost to foreign movies.

"Please set all, including taxation,"said Jero Wacik imitate speech the President at a Cabinet meeting late last year.

Received orders from SBY, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism together with the Ministry of Finance set of rules designed to protect the local film industry.

"In the draft, the government plans to release the film production tax and raise taxes for foreign movies, so that national films and imported films could compete," says Jero.

The plan, the rules were originally to be issued in late March this year. "The Ministry of Finance was suddenly issued rules for foreign movies before the package is complete," he said.

Based on data collected the data detikcom about the production and screening of films in theaters, local movie of 2007 amounted to 54 titles and 205 titles of foreign films, in 2008 amounted to 91 local film titles and 144 titles of foreign films, in 2009 there were 83 local film titles and 156 titles foreign films, and in 2010 there were 70 local film titles and 249 titles of foreign films.

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