A post accompanying a newspaper clipping that claims that good morning messages are going to be charged 18% GST is being shared on social media platforms. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Good morning messages are going to be charged 18% GST.
Fact: This is an old satirical article published in the Delhi edition of Navabharat Times back in 2018 on the occasion of Holi. At the end of this particular article, it is mentioned ‘बूरा न मानो होली है’. There are no circulars or official information in this regard on the GST and Ministry of Finance website. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Further Google search with relevant keywords led us to a 2018 news video that debunked the claim. As per this report, this article was initially published on 02 March 2018 in the Delhi edition of Navbharat Times on the occasion of Holi with an intention of pun. The news video has mentioned that at the end of this satirical article, it is stated ‘बूरा न मानो होली है’
Another news article which debunked the news when it went viral back in 2018 can be read here. With all this, we can conclude that an old satirical news article is misconstrued as good morning messages will attract 18% GST.
To sum it up, old satirical news article is misconstrued as good morning messages will attract 18% GST.