Split Shopping Bill Below 1000 Rupees to Avail 0 Percent GST: Fact Check


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IMP INFORMATION – Split Your Bill Below 1000 Rupees to Avail 0 Percent GST:
While shopping in Big Bazaar, D-Mart, Spencers, and Other Shopping Malls, pay attention to your billing…

Get EVERY BILL SEPARATE for every Rs. 1000/- !!!
because the GST slab breakdown is as follows:

0 to 1000 – 0% GST
1000 to 1500 – 2.5% GST
1500 to 2500 – 6% GST
2500 to 4500 – 18% GST

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While shopping in Big Bazaar, GVK One, D-Mart, Spencers, Inorbit, Forum Sujana Mall, More, and other shopping malls pay attention to your billing…

Get every bill separate for every Rs. 1000/- because the GST slab breakdown is as follows:

0 to 1000 0% GST
1000 to 1500 2.5% GST
1500 to 2500 6% GST
2500 to 4500 18% GST

Please share with all your friends and family…

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Fact Check:

Various messages circling online suggest Indian consumers to Split their total Shopping Bill below 1000 rupees to avail 0 Percent GST. For example, if your shopping bill is 2500, the message asks to take two separate bills of 1000 rupees each and one for 500. It claims to show a GST slab breakdown list wherein no GST is applicable on purchase up to 1000 rupees, asking readers to share the useful message with friends and family. No, the suggestion to split your shopping bill below 1000 for availing 0% GST is neither valid nor true.

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Split Shopping Bill and Avail 0 Percent GST?

Firstly, GST, i.e. Goods and Services Tax is a single tax on the supply of goods and services, right from the manufacturer to the end consumer. The messages about splitting shopping bills to save on GST are circulating mostly through WhatsApp forwards and on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Despite the widespread messages, we neither found any such official information about GST slab breakdown based on total shopping bill value nor a facility to avail 0% GST on purchase below 1000 rupees. On the contrary, GST rates are applied on individual products purchased, not on total bill value. Various Goods and Services were in fact divided into five different tax slabs for collection of tax – 0%, 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%.

So, like suggested in the messages, GST is not based on slabs of expenditure and total bill value. The tax rate is levied on the price of individual item sold, which does not change with the amount of your total expenditure while shopping. In India, GST came into effect from 1st July 2017 after which these false messages surfaced online and they keep reappearing on various platforms.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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Prashanth Damarla
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