149 Temples Under GST Purview in Telangana State

HYDERABAD, INDIA, July 3, 2017 (Deccan Chronicle): Devotees visiting major temples have to pay more from July. Major temples, which have more than US$31,000 annual revenue, are brought under GST purview. There are 149 such temples in Telangana state. Section 73 of the GST Act states renting of rooms, where charges are $15.50 or more per day, renting of premises, community halls, Kalyanamandapam or open area where charges are $155 or more per day, will attract 18 per cent tax. Telangana endowment minister A. Indrakaran Reddy said that there were 149 temples that earn over $31,000 annual revenue. Out of which, 16 temples had over $155,000 annual revenue while three had over $4 million annual revenue, he said.

Source: Hinduism Today