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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Has the central government imposed a tax on school books? Know the truth

Has the central government imposed a tax on school books? Know the truth

If you have read somewhere or heard that the Central Government (Government of India) has imposed a tax on school books. So this news is completely false. Because no such step has been taken by the government. The Press Information Bureau of the Government of India has denied the viral news and said that the Government of India has not taken any such decision. The related news has been investigated by PIB Fact Check and it has been found to be fake.

What is the truth?


Know- After investigating this news, it was found out that this news is fake. PIB Fact Check has tweeted that a message going viral on social media is claiming that the central government has imposed a tax on school books. This claim is fake. There is no tax on school text books.




PIB Fact Check works to prevent the spread of misinformation about the policies / schemes / departments / ministries of the Central Government. The PIB Fact Check can be used to find out if any news related to the government is true or false. Anyone can send a screenshot, tweet, Facebook post or URL of suspicious news to PIB Fact Check on WhatsApp number 918799711259 or mail to pibfactcheck@gmail.com.


A viral infograph on social media claims that India is that the first country to levy tax on school textbooks.


Vishvas News investigation revealed the claim to be fake. Government has not levied any tax on school books.


Claim


Facebook page ‘Bluffmaster Modi’ shared the viral post (archive link ), writing, “India is that the first country to levy tax on school books..”


Investigation


Several posts on social claim that GST (Goods and Services Tax) is now levied on school books under the new tax regime within the country. We looked for news articles to fact check the knowledge .


We found many websites associated with it. The GST rate on printed material like books and newspapers is zero. 


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