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

By | December 19, 2018
(Last Updated On: December 20, 2018)

“Charitable Activity” under GST is clearly defined under clause 2(r) of Notification No 12/2017-CT (Rate) dated 28.06.2017. The activities undertaken by the Applicant do not conform entirely to the definition. At best, the activities undertaken by the Applicant may be broadly defined as social welfare activities

Such activity by an entity is an “adventure” and maybe be treated as a business under Section 2(17)(a) of the GST Act, and a taxable supply of service if consideration is charged from the recipient.

RULING
The Applicant‟s activities involve supply of services classifiable under SAC Heading 99959 against consideration received in the form of subscription and membership fees. Services classifiable under SAC Heading 99836 are also supplied. Sale of souvenirs is to be considered as a supply of goods.
The nature of supply for miscellaneous income as recorded in the Financial Accounts is to be determined by the nature of the supply.

West Bengal AAR

The Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

23/WBAAR/2018-19 dt: 26.11.18

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