This article is from Apr 08, 2021

Is the UP government levy 6% GST on Sunday offerings in churches?


The Uttar Pradesh government has introduced a new law – 6 per cent GST on Sunday prayers happening at Christian churches.

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A Facebook post has gone viral on social media that the Uttar Pradesh government has introduced a new law to levy 6 per cent GST on a bill to Christian churches in the state on Sunday.

Yogi Adityanath was seen lashing out on social media that the government was bringing in a new law to impose GST on the offerings of churches. Readers were also asked about its authenticity.

Fact Check:

No such official announcement has been made as the Uttar Pradesh government seeks to impose GST or bring in such a law on the number of bills available on Sundays in churches.

In this connection, while searching with keywords, we came across articles published on the photo of the Times of India newspaper which spread with similar information for some years like 2018, 2019, 2021.

However, the viral Times of India newspaper page was also forged and edited. This is a news page for the year 2010. They are editing that page.

In this connection, the website ViswasNews, which published an article in January 2021, contacted Rakesh Tripathi, a BJP spokesperson in Uttar Pradesh, saying, “He denies the rumour that 6% GST is not levied on Sunday offerings in Christian churches.”


In our search, it is rumoured that the Uttar Pradesh government has come up with a new law to levy 6 per cent GST on bill offerings available in Christian churches on Sundays. It was learned that no such law has been brought and such a rumour has been circulating for some years.

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