Right after the GST rates for goods, another meeting held on May 19, 2017 at Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, approved the GST rates for services. The rates for services were finalised the four- slab structure i.e. 5%, 12%, 18%, 28%.
A larger number of fast- food joints, which are unclear which way their annual turnover will swing, may choose to collect 12%, Hindustan Times.
Those services already exempted from tax, such as healthcare and education, will continue to enjoy the concession.
Finance Minister ‘Arun Jaitley said the net effects of Goods and Services tax will not be inflationary’ and also added The weighted average and given the large number of exemptions, the impact (inflationary) will be significantly below that. Keep one fact in mind that they will also start getting the input credit of goods consumed,” he said.
In this write-up, rates for services as approved by GST Council are covered.
Below is the Schedule of GST rates for services as approved by GST Council
|Slab Rate||Slab Rate|
|5%||ITC availability||12%||ITC availability|
|Transport of goods by rail||Yes||Transport of goods in containers by rail by any person other than Indian Railways||Yes|
|Transport of passengers by rail (other than sleeper class)||Yes||Transport of passengers by air in other than economy class||Yes|
|Services of goods transport agency (GTA) in relation to transportation of goods [other than used household goods for personal use]||No||Supply of Food/drinks in restaurant not having facility of air-conditioning or central heating at any time during the year and not having licence to serve liquor||Yes|
|Services of goods transport agency in relation to transportation of used household goods for personal use.||No||Renting of hotels, inns, guest houses, clubs, campsites or other commercial places meant for residential or lodging purposes having room tariff Rs.1000 and above but less than Rs.2500 per room per day||Yes|
|Transport of goods in a vessel including services provided or agreed to be provided by a person located in non-taxable territory to a person located in non-taxable territory by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India up to the customs station of clearance in India||Yes||Services provided by foreman of chit fund in relation to chit||Yes|
|Renting of motorcab (If fuel cost is borne by the service recipient, then 18% GST will apply)||No||Construction of a complex, building, civil structure or a part thereof, intended for sale to a buyer, wholly or partly. [The value of land is included in the amount charged from the service recipient]||Yes, but no refund of overflow of ITC|
|Transport of passengers, by- (i) Air conditioned contract/stage carriage other than motorcab; (ii) a radio taxi||No||Temporary transfer or permitting the use or enjoyment of any Intellectual Property (IP) to attract the same rate as in respect of permanent transfer of IP;||Yes|
|Transport of passengers by air in economy class||Yes||–||–|
|Supply of tour operators’ services||No||–||–|
|Leasing of aircrafts under Schedule II [5 (f)] by a scheduled airlines for scheduled operations||Yes||–||–|
|Selling of space for advertisement in print media||Yes||–||–|
|Services by way of job work in relation to printing of newspapers;||Yes||–||–|
|18%||ITC availability||28%||ITC availability|
|Supply of Food/drinks in restaurant having licence to serve liquor||Yes||Services by way of admission to entertainment events or access to amusement facilities including exhibition of cinematograph films, theme parks, water parks, joy rides, merry-go rounds, go-carting, casinos, race-course, ballet, any sporting event such as IPL and the like;||Yes|
|Supply of Food/drinks in restaurant having facility of air-conditioning or central heating at any time during the year||Yes||Services provided by a race club by way of totalisator or a licensed bookmaker in such club;||Yes|
|Supply of Food/drinks in outdoor catering||Yes||Gambling;||Yes|
|Renting of hotels, inns, guest houses, clubs, campsites or other commercial places meant for residential or lodging purposes where room tariff of Rs 2500/ and above but less than Rs 5000/- per room per day||Yes||Supply of Food/drinks in air-conditioned restaurant in 5-star or above rated Hotel||Yes|
|Bundled service by way of supply of food or any other article of human consumption or any drink, in a premises (including hotel, convention center, club, pandal, shamiana or any other place, specially arranged for organizing a function) together with renting of such premises||Yes||Accommodation in hotels including 5 star and above rated hotels, inns, guest houses, clubs, campsites or other commercial places meant for residential or lodging purposes, where room rent is Rs 5000/- and above per night per room||Yes|
|Services by way of admission or access to circus, Indian classical dance including folk dance, theatrical performance, drama||Yes|
|Composite supply of Works contract as defined in clause 119 of section 2 of CGST Act||Yes
|All other services not specified elsewhere||Yes|
Following are the description of the Services which has Same rate of GST and compensation cess as on supply of similar goods:
Transport services including air services and goods transport will be taxed at 5 percent from the existing 15 percent, raising prospects of lower air fares after GST’s roll-out from July 1.
It was expected that the Council will also finalise tax rates for gold, gold jewellery today itself but it has put the decision on hold till its next meeting scheduled in June this year.
Author: C S Ekta Maheshwari is the Author of this article and is Company Secretary by profession. The Author can be reached at [email protected]
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