Composite supply—Classification of goods or services—IN the instant application question before authority is that— Whether the activity of O & M of Fluoride control project on ESCO Model and O & M work supply of goods or supply of services and what shall be the rate of GST on it?
The given work is a contract for improvement of the pumping system under the Fluoride control project, wherein transfer of property in goods in the form of new pumping machinery and mechanical/ electrical equipment shall be involved in the execution of such contract - That Works contract in itself is a composite supply in which construction, fabrication, completion, erection, installation, fitting out, improvement, modification, repair, maintenance, renovation, alteration or commissioning etc are involved along with transfer or property in goods.
The water supply for domestic, industrial and commercial purposes is responsibility of Municipality. It is pertinent to note that given activity of ESCO plant redevelopment is in relation to clean drinking water facility to the citizens. Thus, it is easily ascertained that the applicant is engaged in a Work Contract (Composite supply) to a Governmental Authority - The rate of tax in given service shall be determined in accordance with the Notification No 11/2017-CT (Rate) dated 28.06.2017, as amended from time to time
In the given contract if the value of supplied goods is below 25% of the total value of the composite supply, then the rate of tax would be Nil as per entry number 3A of Notification No 12/2017-CT (Rate) dated 28.06.2018. Further, if in the duration of contract the applicant crosses the benchmark of 25% value of goods then the rate of tax will shift from Nil to 12% as per Notification No 11/2017-CT (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 as amended from time to time.
Ruling— In the given contract, the activity of O & M of Fluoride Control Project on ESCO Model and O &M work by the applicant is being undertaken for a Government Department. If the value of supplied goods under this contract is below 25% of the total value of the composite supply, then the rate of tax would be Nil. Further, if in the duration of contract the applicant crosses the benchmark of 25% value of goods then the rate of tax will shift from Nil to 12%.[ AUTHORITY FOR ADVANCE RULING, RAJASTHAN] 5 TAXLOK.COM 018 (AAR-RAJASTHAN)