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Only the services of higher education delivered as a part of curriculum by conducting degree courses by the applicant university, which leads grant of qualifications recognised by law, are entitled to avail exemption

Classification of service— In the instant case, the applicant sought for advance rulings in respect of following questions? Question-1: Whether Nirma would be eligible for claiming benefit of the exemption for legal services as provided in Sr. No.45 of the Notification No.12/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28th June, 2017, as amended from time to time in respect of procurement of legal services? Question-2: Whether services provided by Nirma are exempted under S. No. 4 of Notification No.12/2017-Central Tax (Rate)? Question-3: Whether Nirma is required to be registered as a Deductor under GST as per the provision of Section 24 of the CGST Act? the Nirma university Act, 2003, it is amply clear that the applicant is a private university set up with the objectives of teaching, research and training at the university, by an Act passed by the Gujarat State Legislature, in which Government is having zero percent participation by way of equity or control. Held that— we hold that the applicant would not be eligible for claiming benefit of the exemption as provided in Sr. No.45 of the Notification No.12/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28th June, 2017, as amended from time to time, in respect of procurement of legal services (as a recipient). we hold that only the services of higher education delivered as a part of curriculum by conducting degree courses by the applicant university, which leads grant of qualifications recognised by law, are entitled to avail exemption provided under Sl. No. 66 of the exemption Notification No.12/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017, as amended. It is fact on record that the Nirma university is set up by the Nirma university Act passed by the Gujarat State Legislature, in which Government is having zero percent participation by way of equity or control. Hence, the applicant does not fall under this category of specified person for the purpose of Section 51 of the CGST Act, 2017.