Seeks to amend notification No. 9/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate) so as to exempt certain services as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council in its 25th meeting held on 18.01.2018.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Revenue)

Notification No. 2/2018- Integrated Tax (Rate)

New Delhi, the 25th January, 2018

G.S.R.70(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 6 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 9/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 684 (E), dated the 28th June, 2017, namely:-

In the said notification, in the Table, –

(a) against serial number 3, in the entry in column (3), after the words “a Governmental Authority” the words “ or a Government Entity” shall be inserted;

(b) after serial number 3 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely: –

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
“3A Chapter 99 Composite supply of goods and services in which the value of supply of goods constitutes not more than 25 per cent of the value of the said composite supply provided to the Central Government, State Government or Union territory or local authority or a Governmental authority or a Government Entity by way of any activity in relation to any function entrusted to a Panchayat under article 243G of the Constitution or in relation to any function entrusted to a Municipality under article 243W of the Constitution. Nil Nil”;

(c) against serial number 10, in the entry in column (3), after item (b), the following item shall be inserted, namely: –

“(ba) way of supply of online educational journals or periodicals to an educational institution other than an institution providing services by way of-

(i) pre-school education and education up to higher secondary school or equivalent; or

(ii) education as a part of an approved vocational education course;”;

(d) against serial number 17, in the entry in column (3), for the words “one year”, the words “three years” shall be substituted;

(e )after serial number 20 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely: –

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
“20A Heading

9965

Services by way of transportation of goods by an aircraft from customs station of clearance in India to a place outside India. Nil Nothing contained in this serial number shall apply after the 30th day of September 2018.
20B Heading

9965

Services by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from customs station of clearance in India to a place outside India. Nil Nothing contained in this serial number shall apply after 30th day of September 2018.”;

(f) against serial number 23, in the entry in column (3), after item (b), the following item shall be inserted, namely: –

“(c) motor vehicle for transport of students, faculty and staff, to a person providing services of transportation of students, faculty and staff to an educational institution providing services by way of pre-school education and education upto higher secondary school or equivalent.”

(g) after serial number 30 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely: –

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
“30A Heading

9971   or
Heading

9991

Services of life insurance provided or agreed to be provided by the Naval Group Insurance Fund to the personnel of Coast Guard under the Group Insurance Schemes of the Central Government. Nil Nil”;

(h) against serial number 37, in the entry in column (3), in item (c), for the words “fifty thousand”, the words “two lakhs” shall be substituted;

(i) after serial number 37 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely: –

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
“37A Heading 9971 or
Heading 9991
Services by way of reinsurance of the insurance schemes specified in serial numbers 36 or 37. Nil Nil”;

(j) after serial number 40 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted namely: –

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
“40A Heading 9971 Services by an intermediary of financial services located in a multi services SEZ with International Financial  Services    Centre   (IFSC) status to a customer located outside India for international financial services in currencies other than Indian rupees (INR).

Explanation.- For the purposes of this entry, the intermediary of financial services in IFSC is a person,-

(i)   who is permitted or recognised as such by the Government of India or any Regulator appointed for regulation of IFSC; or

(iii) who is treated as a person resident outside India under regulation 3 of the Foreign Exchange Management   (International Financial Services
Centre) Regulations, 2015; or

(iii) who is  registered under the Insurance
Regulatory and Development Authority of India (International Financial  Service       Centre) Guidelines, 2015 as IFSC Insurance Office; or

(iv) who is permitted as such by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) under the Securities and Exchange Board of     India (International Financial Services     Centres) Guidelines, 2015.

Nil Nil”;

(k) against serial number 47, in the entry in column (3),-

(i) in item (a), after sub-item (ii), the following sub-item shall be inserted, namely:-

“(iii) the Central Government, State Government, Union territory, local authority, Governmental Authority or Government Entity;”;

(ii) in item (b), after sub-item (iii), the following sub-item shall be inserted, namely:-

“(iv) the Central Government, State Government, Union territory, local authority, Governmental Authority or Government Entity;”;

(iii) in item (c), after sub-item (ii), the following sub-item shall be inserted, namely:-

“(iii) the Central Government, State Government, Union territory, local authority, Governmental Authority or Government Entity.”;

(l) after serial number 56 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely: –

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
“56A Heading

9985

Services by way of fumigation in a warehouse of agricultural produce. Nil Nil”;

(m) against serial number 57, in the entry in column (3), after item (g), the following item shall be inserted, namely:-

“(h) services by way of fumigation in a warehouse of agricultural produce;”;

(n) against serial number 63, in the entry in column (3), the words “the Ministry of External Affairs,” shall be omitted;

(o) after serial number 68 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely: –

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
“68A Heading  9991 Services by way of providing information under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005). Nil Nil”;

(p) against serial number 69, in the entry in column (3),-

(i) after item (a), the following item shall be inserted, namely:-

“(aa) by an educational institution by way of conduct of entrance examination against consideration in the form of entrance fee;”;

(ii) in item (b),-

(A) in sub-item (iv), the words “upto higher secondary” shall be omitted;

(B) after sub-item (iv), the following sub-item shall be inserted, namely:-“(v) supply of online educational journals or periodicals;”;

(C) in the proviso, for the words brackets and letter “entry (b)”, the words, brackets and letters “sub-items (i), (ii) and (iii) of item (b)” shall be substituted;

(D) after the proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided further that nothing contained in sub-item (v) of item (b) shall apply to an institution providing services by way of,-

(i) pre-school education and education up to higher secondary school or equivalent; or

(ii) education as a part of an approved vocational education course.”

(q) against serial number 80, in the entry in column (3), in item (c), for the words “five thousand”, the words “seven thousand five hundred” shall be substituted;

(r) against serial number 84, for the entry in column (3), the following entry shall be substituted, namely: –

“Services by way of right to admission to-

(a) circus, dance, or theatrical performance including drama or ballet;

(b) award function, concert, pageant, musical performance or any sporting event other than a recognised sporting event;

(c) recognised sporting event;

(d) planetarium,

where the consideration for right to admission to the events or places as referred to in items (a), (b), (c) or (d) above is not more than Rs 500 per person.”.

[F. No.354/13/2018 -TRU]

(Ruchi Bisht)

Under Secretary to the Government of India Note: -The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification No. 9/2017 – Integrated Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017, vide number G.S.R. 684 (E), dated the 28th June, 2017 and was last amended by notification No. 49/2017 – Integrated Tax (Rate), dated the 14th November, 2017 vide number G.S.R. 1408(E), dated the 14th November, 2017.

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