No distinction on the basis of religion under GST: Centre

Arun Jaitley

For clearing all the confusion surrounding the greatest tax reform in India’s history, the central government has said that there is no religion-based distinction under the Goods and Services Tax.

“There are some messages going around in the social media stating that the temple trusts have to pay the GST while the churches and mosques are exempt,” said an official communiqué by the finance ministry.

“This is completely untrue because no distinction is made in the GST Law on any provision based on religion,” it said.

“We request to people not to start circulating such wrong messages on social media,” it said.

GST was launched post 17 years of its inception during a special Parliamentary session organised in the midnight of June 30.The four-tier Tax system was made open to all from July 1.

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