Rate of Tax — In the instant case, applicant is manufacturer of marine propeller, rudder set, stern tube set, propeller shaft and M.S. Shaft for couplings, has preferred an application for Advance Ruling on the rate of tax of the above commodities used in fishing / floating vessels.
The applicant has argued that all the above products are used in fishing/floating vessels. Since the products manufactured by the unit are mainly used for the purpose of fishing and other allied activities, the applicant is of the opinion that the rate of tax applicable to the above products is 5% as per entry 247 and 252 of Schedule I of the Central Notification 1/17.
Held that— Commodities such as marine propellers, rudder set, stern tube set, propeller shaft and M.S. Shaft for couplings used only for the purposes of fishing / floating vessels would be taxable @ 5%. If the said commodities are used for some other purpose, then the applicable tax rate would be 18%.—Saraswathi Metal Industries, In Re…  02 TAXLOK.COM 410 (AAR-Kerala)