18% GST on Parotas, 5% on roti: Twitter reacts on the bizarre ruling

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Jun 12, 2020, 06:11 PM(IST)

Parota-roti Photograph:( Twitter )

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The higher rate of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the parota is inspiring memes and jokes on social media.

The state government of Karnataka's has said that parota must be taxed at more than triple the GST tax rate on the roti. 

The Karnataka bench of Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR), stated that parotas would be subject to a higher GST rate of 18% unlike roti (5% GST). The institution said that since "roti" was generic, not every flatbread could be considered a part of it.

The higher rate of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the parota is inspiring memes and jokes on social media.

“With all the other challenges the country is facing, it makes you wonder if we should be worrying about an existential crisis for the ‘Parota.’ In any case, given Indian jugaad skills, I’m pretty sure there will be a new breed of ‘Parotis’ that will challenge any categorisation,” Mahindra & Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra tweeted.

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