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The service of Leasing of Satellite Transponders, covered under SAC 9973 19 and taxable @5%

Classification of Service — The applicant is into the business of Leasing of Satellite Transponders and sought advance ruling in respect of the following questions: 1) Whether Leasing of Satellite Transponder which is covered under SAC Code 997319 be charged at 5% GST as per HSN Code 8803 - Parts Goods of Heading 8802 (Satellites)? 2) Whether the applicant can levy GST @5% for Leasing of Satellite Transponder Services which is covered under SAC 997319 as per HSN Code 8803-parts goods of Heading 8802 (Satellites) from the date of commencement of the service-Leasing of Satellite Transponder? Held that— 1. The service of Leasing of Satellite Transponders, covered under SAC 9973 19, falls under the Entry No.17 (viii) of Notification No. 8/2017 -Integrated Tax (Rate) dated 28th June 2017, as amended, and is taxable to GST at the rate of 5% IGST (i.e. 2.5% of CGST and 2.5% of KGST), as applicable on the supply of like goods (transponder - part of communication satellite) involving the transfer of title in goods, covered under 8803 90 00, in terms of Entry no. 245 of the Schedule I of the Notification No. 1/2017 - Integrated Tax (Rate) dated 28th June, 2017, as amended. 2. The applicant cannot levy GST @ 5% for Leasing of Satellite Transponder Services covered under SAC 997319, as per HSN Code 8803-parts goods of Heading 8802 (Satellites), from the date of commencement of the said service that has already been provided, if tax (GST) is already charged & collected under any invoice. Any excess collection of tax needs to be paid to the Government within the specified time and the mistake shall only be corrected through a debit note-credit note mechanism, if applicable and subject to such conditions and within such time as specified in Section 34 of the CGST Act. — New Space India Limited, In Re… [2020] 22 TAXLOK.COM 095 (AAR-Karnataka)