[SPAM] Only Hindu Temples Have To Pay Taxes While Other Religions Enjoy Freedom
An old and false message claiming that only temples have to pay taxes is circulating once again on social media
The below post has been circulating on social media
In a country where everyone enjoys religious freedom, why only Hindu temples have to pay taxes? #FreeTemples
— Elvish Yadav (@ElvishYadav) September 26, 2021
Verification: There is no separate tax for an entity/body belonging to a particular religion
A post on social media is being shared with claims ‘only Hindu temples have to pay taxes while other religions enjoy freedom’ with hashtag #FreeTemples. This is not true. Check the links shared below to know the facts: The claim was also viral earlier and was clarified by the Ministry of Finance, which writes “Appeal to people not to start circulating wrong messages on social media as no distinction is made in the GST Law on any provision based on religion. There are some messages going around in social media stating that the temple trusts have to pay the GST while the churches and mosques are exempt. This is completely untrue because no distinction is made in the GST Law on any provision based on religion. We request people not to start circulating such wrong messages on social media.”
There are some messages going around in social media stating that temple trusts have to pay the GST while the churches & mosques are exempt.
— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) July 3, 2017
There is no separate tax for an entity/body belonging to a particular religion. According to the information given on the website of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), ‘all services provided by charitable and religious trusts are not exempt from GST’. Religious places are mostly managed and run by trusts, which also own other properties. Income earned from renting out the property for functions or sale of products other uses will be taxable. Exemptions and taxation are across religions and not just on temples. AltNews fact-checked the claims in 2017.
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Post Date: 02 Oct 2021
Post ID: #79260