Impact of new scheme on Contractors
Impact of new scheme on Contractors :
Fate of existing lower rate entries:-
- The existing lower rate entries are not omitted and therefore, contractors shall be eligible to claim lower rate benefits under those
Insertion of a new entry:-
- A new entry with a tax rate of 12% is inserted for The following entry is inserted in Notification 11/2017 dated 28.06.2017:-
Description of works – Composite supply of works contract as defined in clause (119) of section 2 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017, other than that covered by items (i), (ia), (ib), (ic), (id), (ie) and (if) above, supplied by way of construction, erection, commissioning, installation, completion, fitting out, repair, maintenance, renovation, or alteration of affordable residential apartments covered by sub- clause (a) of clause (xvi) of paragraph 4 below, in a project which commences on or after 1 st April, 2019, or in an ongoing project in respect of which the promoter has not exercised option to pay central tax on construction of apartments at the rates as specified for item (ie) or (if), as the case may be, in the manner prescribed therein,
Conditions for lower rate benefits – Provided that carpet area of the affordable residential apartments as specified in the entry in column (3) relating to this item, is not less than 50 per cent. of the total carpet area of all the apartments in the project;
Provided also that for the purpose of determining whether the apartments at the time of supply of the service are affordable residential apartments covered by sub clause (a) of clause (xvi) of paragraph 4 below or not, value of the apartments shall be the value of similar apartments booked nearest to the date of signing of the contract for supply of the service specified in the entry in column (3) relating to this item;
Provided also that in case it finally turns out that the carpet area of the affordable residential apartments booked or sold before or after completion, for which gross amount actually charged was forty five lakhs rupees or less and the actual carpet area was within the limits prescribed in sub- clause (a) of clause (xvi) of paragraph 4 below, was less than 50 per cent. of the total carpet area of all the apartments in the project, the recipient of the service, that is, the promoter shall be liable to pay such amount of tax on reverse charge basis as is equal to the difference between the tax payable on the service at the applicable rate but for the rate prescribed herein and the tax actually paid at the rate prescribed herein”;
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