Pay GST on Services by Club to its members against subscription/membership fees : AAAR

By | April 4, 2019
(Last Updated On: April 4, 2019)

Issue : The Advance Ruling Authority ruled that the applicant’s activities involve the supply of services .

The appellant had filed an appeal against advance ruling with the prayer to set aside the impugned advance ruling on the grounds that the activities of the club were restricted to social welfare activities and did not grant any personal benefit or facilities to the members.

Held

Goods and Services Tax is levied on intra-State and inter-State supply of goods and services. According to section 7, the expression ‘supply’ includes all forms of supply of goods or services or both such as sale, transfer, barter, exchange, license, rental, lease or disposal made or agreed to be made for a consideration by a person in the course or furtherance of business, and includes activities specified in Schedule II to the GST Act. The definition of ‘business’ in section 2(17) of GST Act states that ‘business’ includes provision by a club, association, society, or any such body (for a subscription or any other consideration) of the facilities or benefits to its members. The term ‘person’ as defined in section 2(84) of the GST Act includes an association of persons or a body of individuals, whether incorporated or not, in India or outside India. Further, Schedule II of GST Act enumerates activities which are to be treated as supply of goods or as supply of services. It states that supply of goods by any unincorporated association or body of persons to a member thereof for cash, deferred payment or other valuable consideration shall be treated as supply of goods. A conjoint reading of the above provisions of the law implies that supply of services by an unincorporated association or body of persons to a member thereof for cash, deferred payment or other valuable consideration shall be treated as supply of services.

APPELLATE AUTHORITY FOR ADVANCE RULING, WEST BENGAL

Inner Wheel Clubs of India. In re

A.P.S. SURI AND MS. SMARAKI MAHAPATRA, MEMBER

APPEAL NO. 11/WBAAAR/2018

MARCH  20, 2019

Ms. Anchal Shraff, CA for the Appellant.

Related Post

GST on Interest on short term loan charged by Del Credere Agent : AAR Ruling

Mid-day meals & Anganwadi meals is Supply under GST : AAR

GST on sweeping service to the Govt : AAR Clarify

Pay GST on printing the Bible under specific orders from foreign party : AAR

GST applicable on cheque bouncing charges: AAR

Pay GST on subscription & membership fee received for social welfare activities : AAR

5% GST on Chapatti, Roti and Paratha while 18% GST on Naan ,Kulcha ,Pizza Bread base and Chalupa : AAR

Pay GST on commission from website users or Pundits : AAR

Pay GST on Sale and Purchase of Duty Free Import Authorization (DFIA) licences as these are not Duty Credit scrip’ : AAR

Pay IGST on testing services of Goods provided to foreign companies in India , it cannot be treated as zero rated supply. : AAR

Pay GST on Jobwork done for foreign customer on imported materials and re-exporting the same : AAR Clarify

Pay GST on Lotteries : CALCUTTA HC

5% GST Rates on supply of food and beverages in canteens : TAMIL NADU AAR

5% GST Rate and HSN code for Nonwoven Rice Bags : Tamil Nadu AAR Clarify

5% GST rate for Coir Pith ; Tamil Nadu AAR

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *