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The contract for “supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Solar Water Pumping Systems” falls under the ambit of “Works Contract Services” and attracts 18% rate

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Rate of tax—Question(s) on which Advance Ruling is required:
1. Whether Supply, commissioning, installation and maintenance of Solar Water Pumping System would be taxable at the rate of 5% considering it as a composite supply where the principle supply being that of goods i.e. supply of Solar Power generating system having HSN Code 84 or 85?
2. Whether separate bills can be raised by the Applicant with respect to Supply and Goods and Supply of Services Purely in respect of the contract of the Applicant with RHDS enclosed herewith?
3. Will the said transaction be classified as a “Works Contract” and taxable at the rate of 18% being Supply of Services?
Held that :-
1 As per the statement of facts submitted by the applicant, the scope of work includes procurement, supply, development, testing, commissioning and providing maintenance service for 10 years in respect of supply of a Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) water pumping system. Accordingly it is not getting covered under supply of ‘Solar Power Generating System’ under Entry 234 of Schedule I of the Notification no. 1/2017 - Central Tax (Rate), dated 28th of June, 2017 under HSN code 84 or 85. “Supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Solar Water Pumping Systems” falls under the purview of Works Contract as per Section 2(119) of GST Act.
2 The applicant has sought a clarification on division of contract in two, one for supply of material and other for installation, commissioning and maintenance of Solar Water Pumping Systems. In this regard it is opined that in instant case as per terms and conditions of agreement, it is a single contract of supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Solar Water Pumping Systems and hence cannot be split in two separate contracts. Hence in instant case separate bills for supply of goods and supply of services cannot be raised.
3 The contract for “supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Solar Water Pumping Systems” falls under the ambit of “Works Contract Services” which comes under the purview of Works Contract as per Section 2(119) of CGST Act and attracts 18% rate of tax under IGST Act, or 9% each under the CGST and SGST Acts, aggregating to 18%. [2018] 3 TAXLOK.COM 035 (AAR-Rajasthan)

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