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Pizza toppings to attract higher GST of 18%. Twitter tops it off with humour, memes

Twitter users complained about how complicated calculating taxes has become apart from being unhappy about the higher tax which may lead to a spike in pizza prices.

March 16, 2022 / 06:03 PM IST
Pizza toppings will now be attracting a higher GST of 18 percent. (Representative)

Pizza toppings will now be attracting a higher GST of 18 percent. (Representative)

The Haryana appellate authority for advance ruling (AAAR) has ruled in favour of levying a higher GST on pizza toppings, stating that a pizza topping isn’t pizza, its preparation method is different, and thus should be categorised differently. Pizza toppings will now reportedly attract an 18 percent goods and services (GST) tax.

The Haryana body pointed out that the ingredients that are used to prepare a topping are sold as cheese toppings although they are not and hence should be taxed more.

Naturally, Twitter was not impressed. Users complained about how complicated calculating taxes has become apart from being unhappy about the higher tax which may lead to a spike in pizza prices.


“I guess it's not just Cryptoverse in India that is confused about Taxes. Pizza toppings to be taxed more GST as it's not pizza,” wrote cryptocurrency exchange WazirX founder Siddharth Menon tweeted.


Here are some more reactions:
The AAAR explained that a pizza topping contains a substantial portion (22 percent) of “vegetable fat”, which is why it should not be as any type of cheese, processed or otherwise.