Sun, Jul 02, 2017, 11:08 AM
GST impact is there on temples also proving even God is not an exemption for GST. Govt didn't give exemption to TTD despite boards several requests to consider all the rooms as rest rooms including guest rooms. Govt also included packed Prasadams under GST while exempting Laddu from it. Still there is confusion about free food supplied to devotees in Tirumala. Govt levied 5% taxes on spices used in Tirumala for preparation of prasads, and also on medicines which are supplied to patients in the hospitals run by TTD board. TTD has to bear 12% taxes on Ayurvedic medicines, ghee, and dry fruits. In Toto TTD has to pay Rs 100 crores as taxes per year over which devotees are raising objections.