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Co-owners of a jointly held immovable property cannot be treated as an association of persons for determining the liability and requirement of registration under the GST Act.

Registration under GST — The Applicant is one of the co-owners of immovable property, jointly owned by three individuals. All three co-owners, including the Applicant, hold an equal share in the property. The Applicant seeks a ruling on whether he and the other two co-owners are to be treated as an association of persons or a body of individuals and, therefore, a person as defined under section 2(84)(f) of the GST Act, who is required to be registered under section 22(1) of the Act. The Authority ruled out that the co-owners of a jointly held immovable property cannot be treated as an association of persons for determining the liability and requirement of registration under the GST Act where their income from renting is separately ascertainable and assessed for income tax individually at the hand of each co-owner. — Rabi Sankar Tah, In Re… [2019] 17 TAXLOK.COM 061 (AAR-WB)