Case Law Details

Case Name : In re Manipal Academy For Higher Education (AAR Karnataka)
Appeal Number : Advance Ruling No. KARADRG 08/2018
Date of Judgement/Order : 23/04/2018
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Courts : AAR Karnataka (257) Advance Rulings (1661)

In re Manipal Academy For Higher Education (AAR Karnataka);

Issue- Whether collections made by the applicant under Manipal Arogya Suraksha Scheme from public on behalf of the insurance companies are liable to levy of tax considering the fact that the same are made merely as a collecting agent and the applicant is not engaged in provision of services ?

Held- As The Applicant requested to permit them to withdraw the application filed for advance ruling vide their letter dated 19.02.2018 so The application filed by the Applicant for advance ruling is dismissed as withdrawn.

FULL TEXT OF ADVANCE RULING

M/s Manipal Academy for Higher Education, University Building, Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Udipi, Karnataka — 576 104, (herein after referred to as ‘MAHE’ / ‘Applicant) having GSTIN number 29AAETM8695B1Z4, have filed an application, on 04.12.2017, for advance ruling under Section 97 of COST Act,2017, KGST Act, 2017 & 1GST Act, 2017 read with rule 104 of CGST Rules 2017 & KGST Rules 2017, in form GST ARA-01. They also enclosed copies of challan for Rs.5,000/- bearing CIN No. SBIN17112900289857 for Rs.5,000/- towards SOST dated 23.11.2017.

2. The Applicant is engaged in provision of educational and health care services to general public. The Applicant in association with various Trusts and NGSs has introduced comprehensive healthcare programmes, for the betterment of the society at large and living in coastal Karnataka, such as “Manipal Arogya Suraksha Scheme” wherein the public shall be insured with insurance companies upon which they will be provided with certain facilities at concessional rates. The applicant shall be obliged to collect premium from the beneficiaries and pass on the same to the insurance companies for the provision of insurance services.

3. In view of the above, the Applicant has sought for Advance Ruling on the following question:

i. Whether collections made by the applicant under Manipal Arogya Suraksha Scheme from public on behalf of the insurance companies are liable to levy of tax considering the fact that the same are made merely as a collecting agent and the applicant is not engaged in provision of services ?

PERSONAL HEARING: / PROCEEDINGS HELD ON 09.02.2018.

4. The Applicant submitted Specific authorization, issued by Sri. Varadaraya Pai, Director Finance, authorizing Sri. Prashanth Bhat, Mrs. Nidhi Lukose, Chartered Accountants to represent the applicant / appear, in connection with the proceedings, before the authorities in respect of the instant application for Advance Ruling under CGST / SGST Act’2017.

5. The authorized representatives Sri. Prashanth Bhat and Mrs. Nidhi Lukose, Chartered Accountants, attended the personal hearing proceedings, held on 09.01.2018 and presented their submissions. The Applicant vide their letter MAHE/ TAX/GST-8/17-18 dated 19.02.2018, informed that they intend to withdraw the Advance Ruling Application and requested to permit them to withdraw the application.

FINDINGS & DISCUSSION:

6. We have considered the submissions made by the Applicant in their application for advance ruling as well as the submissions made by Sri. Prashanth Bhat and Mrs. Nidhi Lukose, Chartered Accountants during the personal hearing. We also considered the issue/ transaction(s) involved on which advance ruling is sought by the applicant, relevant facts of the transaction(s) involved, the applicant’s understanding of rate of tax in respect of the transaction(s).

7. The Applicant requested to permit them to withdraw the application filed for advance ruling vide their letter dated 19.02.2018.

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

RULING

The application filed by the Applicant for advance ruling is dismissed as withdrawn.

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