Will D-Mart, Big Bazaar charge GST on total value of bill? Viral post is fake

A social media post is claiming that the GST rates will vary based on the total amount of the bill while shopping at Big Bazaar, D-Mart, Spencer’s, and other malls.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  26 July 2022 4:26 AM GMT
Will D-Mart, Big Bazaar charge GST on total value of bill? Viral post is fake

Hyderabad: A social media post is claiming that the GST rates will vary based on the total amount of the bill while shopping at Big Bazaar, D-Mart, Spencer's, and other malls.

Click here to view the post.

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter searched for any information regarding the claim made in the post. We came across a Facebook post from 2017 where D-Mart had clarified that there is no truth in the viral claim that GST rates are levied based on the bill. In its Facebook post, D-Mart clarified that the GST rates will be levied on each and every item and the rates of these items will be fixed as per the norms imposed by the tax department officials of the Central government. It also clarified that the GST rates will not be determined based on the total value of the bill.

The details of the GST rates levied on various goods and services can be found on the official website of the Central government. (Click here to know more about GST)

Since the introduction of GST on 1 July 2017, many such posts have been going viral on social media.

Hence, the claim that GST will vary based on the total value of the bill is false.

Claim Review:D-Mart, Big Bazaar charge GST on total value of bill
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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