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The provision of coaching / training provided by the applicant to their students along with hostel facility qualifies as a composite supply as defined in Section 2 (30) of the CGST Act, 2017 and the tax liability on the composite supply has to be determined as per provisions of Section 8 (a) of the CGST Act, 2017.

Liability of GST The applicant requested advance ruling on the following:

1. Whether the education programme and training being offered by the applicant is exempted from GST as imparting of education since the applicant is giving lecture classes and notes including printed books published by Govt.-recognized institutes, on the basis of the specific syllabus (curriculum) published by the very same institutes formed under Acts of Parliament and also facilitating the students to appear for the examinations conducted by the same institutes.

2. Whether the education programme and training being offered by the applicant is exempted from GST as imparting of education since the applicant is giving lecture classes and notes including printed books published by Government-recognized institutions like Universities and also availed from online facilities of the said institutions, on the basis of the specific syllabus (curriculum) published by various Universities including Mahatma Gandhi University, formed under Acts of State Legislature.

3. Whether the education programme and training being offered by the applicant is exempted from GST as imparting of education since the applicant is giving lecture classes and notes including printed books published by Government-recognized institutions like ACCA, IMA USA, etc and also availed from online facilities of the said institutions, on the basis of the specific syllabus (curriculum) published by international institutions like ACCA, IMA USA, etc which are approved by the Government of India.

4. What is the Service Accounting Code (SAC) of the applicant's services, under GST laws?

5. Is there any tax liability under GST laws on the applicant for collecting and transferring examination fees and other fees of the recognized institutes or universities on behalf of students studying at the applicant institute?

6. The applicant offers hostel facility to its students at a rate of less than Rs. 200/- per day per person including food and at a monthly rate of maximum Rs. 6000/-. Whether there is any tax liability on such hostel etc.

7. Whether there is any tax liability on hostel fees collected from outside students staying at the hostel for study purpose at a rate of Rs. 250/- per day per person including food.

8. Whether there is any tax liability on the applicant for selling text books to its students.

Held that—
1) The applicant is not covered under the definition of “educational institution” in Para 2 (y) of the Notification No. 12/2017 Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 and hence the services provided by the applicant is not exempted from GST.

2) The applicant is not covered under the definition of “educational institution” in Para 2 (y) of the Notification No. 12/2017 Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 and hence the services provided by the applicant is not exempted from GST.

3) The applicant is not covered under the definition of “educational institution” in Para 2 (y) of the Notification No. 12/2017 Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017and hence the services provided by the applicant is not exempted from GST.

4) As per the Scheme of Classification of Services notified as Annexure to Notification No. 11/2017 Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 the education services provided by the applicant come under SAC - 9992-999293 - Commercial training and coaching services. As per Explanatory Notes to the Scheme of Classification of Services the service code - 999293 includes any training or coaching provided by any institute or establishment providing commercial training or coaching for imparting skill or knowledge or lessons on any subject or field other than the sports, with or without issuance of a certificate and includes coaching or tutorial classes.

5) As per Section 15 of the CGST Act, 2017 the entire consideration received by the applicant from the recipient of services is liable to GST. However, if in respect of the amount collected as examination fees / other fees the conditions prescribed in Rule 33 of the CGST Rules, 2017 are satisfied then such amount can be excluded from the value of taxable supply as expenditure incurred by the applicant as a pure agent of the recipient of services.

6) The provision of coaching / training provided by the applicant to their students along with hostel facility qualifies as a composite supply as defined in Section 2 (30) of the CGST Act, 2017 and the tax liability on the composite supply has to be determined as per provisions of Section 8 (a) of the CGST Act, 2017.

7) As the value of supply of a unit of accommodation in the hostel facility provided by the applicant to outside students is below one thousand rupees per day, the applicant is eligible for the exemption under SI No. 14 of the Notification No. 12/2017 Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 in respect of the supply.

8) The sale of text books to the students will attract GST as per the schedule of rates notified under Notification No. 01/2017 Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017.—Logic Management Training Institutes Pvt. Ltd., In Re… [2020] 24 TAXLOK.COM 062 (AAR-Kerala)