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Case Name : In re BG Elevators and Escalators Private Limited (GST AAR Karnataka)
Appeal Number : Advance Ruling No. KAR ADRG 11/2021
Date of Judgement/Order : 09/03/2021
Related Assessment Year :

In re BG Elevators and Escalators Private Limited (GST AAR Karnataka)

What is the Rate of tax required in respect of erecting and commissioning of lifts installed for domestic use and  What is the Rate of tax required in respect of erecting and commissioning of escalators installed for domestic use?

The rate of GST applicable to erection and commissioning of lifts / escalators installed for domestic use is 18%, as the said services are covered under Lift and escalator installation services, falling under SAC 995466, in terms of Sl.No. 3(xii) of the Notification No. 11/2017 (Central Tax Rate) dated 28-06-2017, as amended.

FULL TEXT OF ORDER OF AUTHORITY OF ADVANCE RULING,KARNATAKA

M/s BG Elevators and Escalators Private Limited (called as the `Applicant’ hereinafter), Second Floor, No.99/3, Nanda Gopal Complex, 20th Main, 8th Cross, G Block, Sahakara Nagara, Bangalore Urban, Bangalore‑560 092, having GSTIN 29AAFCB0654B1Z2, have filed an application for ance Ruling under Section 97 of CGST Act,2017 86 KGST Act, 2017 read with rule 104 of CGST Rules 2017 86 KGST Rules 2017, in form GST ARA-01 discharging the fee of Rs.5,000/ – each under the CGST Act and the KGST Act.

2. The Applicant is a registered private limited company engaged in trading as well as erection and commissioning of lifts and elevators for domestic as well as commercial use.

3. The applicant has sought advance ruling in respect of the following questions:

i. What is the Rate of tax required in respect of erecting and commissioning of lifts installed for domestic use.

ii. What is the Rate of tax required in respect of erecting and commissioning of escalators installed for domestic use.

4. Admissibility of the application:. The question is about “determination of liability to pay tax” and hence is admissible under Section 97(2)(e) of the CGST Act 2017.

5. The applicant furnishes the following relevant facts having a bearing on the questions raised.

5.1 The applicant is a registered private limited company engaged in trading as well as erection and commissioning of lifts and escalators for domestic as well as commercial use based on customer orders

5.2 The applicant, at present, is discharging tax at the rate of 18 percent on erection and commissioning of lifts on immovable property for domestic use as well as commercial use based on purchase order placed by the end users.

5.3 The applicant submits that they learnt that their competitors are charging GST @ 12% on the erection and commissioning of lifts on immovable property for domestic use and hence filed the instant application.

5.4 The applicant has not furnished any supporting agreement of any of their competitors in this regard but instead has furnished proforma invoice of a competitor for erecting and installation of the lift on immovable property.

PERSONAL HEARING: / PROCEEDINGS HELD ON 16-12-2020

6. Sri Rajashekhara Gowda, Chartered Accountant 86 Authorized Representative of the applicant appeared for personal hearing proceedings held on 16.12.2020 86 reiterated the facts narrated in their application

FINDINGS & DISCUSSION

7. At the outset we would like to make it clear that the provisions of CGST, Act 2017 and KGST, Act 2017 are in pari-materia and have the same provisions in like matter and differ from each other only on a few specific provisions. Therefore, unless a mention is particularly made to such dissimilar provisions, a reference to the CGST Act would also mean reference to the corresponding similar provisions in the KGST Act.

8. We have considered the submissions made by the applicant in their application for advance ruling as well as the submissions made by applicant and his authorized representatives during the hearing. We also considered the issue involved on which advance ruling is sought by the applicant and relevant facts.

9. The applicant sought advance ruling in respect of the rate of GST applicable on erection and commissioning of lifts / elevators (escalators) for domestic use. The applicant has not raised any question with regard to supply of the said lifts / elevators, in the instant application.

10. In view of the above we proceed to examine the classification of the impugned services and the GST rate thereon. In this regard we invite reference to the Explanatory Notes to the Scheme of Classification of Services which stipulates that the SAC 995466 deals with Lift and escalator installation services and includes installation services of lifts, escalators, travelators (moving sidewalks) etc. Thus the impugned service is clearly covered under SAC 995466.

11. Now we proceed to examine the applicable rate of GST. Notification 11/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017, as amended, stipulates the rate of GST on the services covered under 995466 at 18%, in terms of Sl. No.3(xii). Further the said GST rate is irrespective of the place of installation i.e. at the residence or at the mall or shopping complex and also irrespective of the intended usage of the lifts/escalators either for domestic use or commercial use.

12. In view of the foregoing, we pass the following

RULING

The rate of GST applicable to erection and commissioning of lifts / escalators installed for domestic use is 18%, as the said services are covered under Lift and escalator installation services, falling under SAC 995466, in terms of Sl.No. 3(xii) of the Notification No. 11/2017 (Central Tax Rate) dated 28-06-2017, as amended.

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