Hottest topic going over the Internet these days is Impact of GST on Indian Blogger and YouTuber. The government has made the clear point on GST that who will pay the GST and Who will not pay the GST. Still, we have mixed reaction all over the internet whether GST applicable in blogging or YouTube earning or not.
(Here Blogger term means the publisher who makes money only through the advertisement. This not includes the Ecommerce Website blog. Youtuber and blogger are same.)
Here I like to introduce some valid point from the popular website regarding GST and what their views on Blogging sector. I have gone through approx 20 websites and found everywhere mixed reaction. This means that Government has not made the clear point on GST over the Blogging sector or Income generated with the blogging sector.
From 1st July 2017 GST is going to apply in each and every sector, So Check here you have to worry about the GST or not?
What is GST?
As per Wikipedia Definition of GST is
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect tax throughout India to replace taxes levied by the central and state governments. Under GST, goods and services will be taxed at the following rates, 0%, 5%, 12%, 18%, 28%. There is a special rate of 0.25% on rough precious and semi-precious stones and 3% on gold. There will be additional cess on sin goods like cigarettes.
It is clear what is GST now. so coming to next big questing on GST
Which sectors fall under GST?
As per new GST taxation system, Each and every sector comes. Everyone has to register for the GST to avoid any trouble in future.
Here is another question come is Blogging also comes under GST?
Does Blogging come under GST?
In normal tax system, Money earned through the Blogging is no needed to pay the tax.
But under GST, You have to pay the tax on whatever you earn from blogging.
But Indian Government have not made the clear point on this that it is compulsory or not. I have read many articles and got mixed reaction that Does blogging comes under GST or not !!
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As per Hubco.in
Blogger needs to register for the GST and they have to pay the TAX on their online earning made through advertisement. Hubco understands that blogger offering service In india and gets income from India only so it comes under GST.
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They even clearly said that
Any person including bloggers who are generating income from outside India than the exemption limit of Rs.20 lakh shall not apply.
As per ClearTax.in
For Blogger no need to worry about the GST tax. Right now the government has not made the clear point on income generated through blogging comes under GST or not.
Cleartax.in stats in very simple and complex way that Blogger does not come under GST. Read the complete article here. They have made a very clear point which will make you understand and you will agree on the ClearTax.in.
We can not able to quote here complete clearTax article here.
Here is another popular blog on GST on which you can see this article which will clear your doubts
As per KnowYourGST.com which is Posted by CA Pulkit Sharma
KnowYourGST think that income generated from Adsense or any other ads network is export of service and stated statement as
Analysing the definition of export of services, a blogger or publisher earning from ad-networks already satisfy all the conditions. Though in my opinion these services falls under the category of exports and these services will be zero rated supplies.
Here one user Kevin George commented on the blog and Pulkit reply here in a clear way.
Reading all the above article it is somewhat clear that the blogger who is earning less than 20 Lakhs have no need to worry about GST right now. One who make income more than 20Laks please check any CA they can clear your doubts.
After reading many articles about the GST, It is clear that no need to worry right now anything who makes income less than 20 lakhs. If your Income is more than 20 Lakhs please check with any CA they can able to solve your Query.
If Government change any condition or they put some more point on this we can understand more about the GST applicable on Blogging or not. Right now Relax and concentrate on your blogging.
If you feel that their is mistake or you want to share your views then please free to comment below.