The move was lauded by many and there were also a number of people unhappy about paying more for food.
Days after the government made the much anticipated announcement regarding the Goods & Services Tax better known as GST, social media is still abuzz with queries, views, reviews and memes regarding what is touted as the most revolutionary tax reform in India post independence.
While support and criticism for the new tax laws have dominated the digital space in India, people took to social media to share images of their first bill which included GST rates. As many are trying to figure out how GSt works, it seems to have received a mixed response.
Somewhere between clicking photos of food in restaurants to clicking photos of bills we all grew up. #GST— Puneeth BA (@bapuneeth) July 5, 2017
There were those who just wanted to share their excitement about getting a bill with GST rates with the world,
Total Food bill after GST.— ASHUTOSH MISHRA (@ashu3page) July 1, 2017
Food bill - Rs 635
GST - Rs 114 only ! pic.twitter.com/Y67ItXEy1m
And those who felt that it simplified things sparing people the trouble of calculating several different taxes.
And McD bill before and after GST. Definitely simpler. pic.twitter.com/KsZGBqIxDF— Anupam Gupta (@b50) July 1, 2017
GST bill for Tea & Toast ...— Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) July 1, 2017
same prices .... no change pic.twitter.com/x0oCQXshh3
A lot of Twitter users were not very happy about how they had to pay more for their food, as Shobha De even pointed out how GST made idlis loved by all unaffordable for the common man.
GST ke side effects. Unaffordable idlis pic.twitter.com/1wZCaHjT4h— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) July 1, 2017
Where is the ONE NATION ONE TAX - See these two bills one JALLANDHAR and other Mumbai 2 GST's Centre& State there is a Third Inter State GST pic.twitter.com/N2vOpb9Nvl— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) July 1, 2017
But many slammed critics and defended the move as they pointed out the benefits of GST.
If you are against people uploading bills that show GST, people brand you as Bhakts. Can't stop laughing.— Love (@MirchiLaddoo) July 5, 2017
Only time will tell if GST proves to be the revolutionary move it has been claimed to be, but it surely has created a lot of buzz on Twitter.