Cinema excluded from ticket tax cut

Tickets for live performances, including bullfights, will have IVA rate cut from 21% to 10%

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Culture minister Iñigo Méñdez de Vigo responded to the criticism by saying that a reduction of the tax on cinema tickets will come “when the deficit allows". Photo: EFE

Spain’s cinema owners have reacted angrily to the news that they are to be excluded from the government’s plans to reduce the level of value added tax applied to arts performances. The sector suffered badly after IVA (value added tax) on audience tickets was increased from 8% to 21% in 2012.

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