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The supply of educational aids to students such as school bags, footwear, geometry box, wooden colour pencils, crayons, woollen sweater to government and government aided schools is exempt with effect from 13.10.2017

Classification of service- In the instant case, applicant has sought ruling for the following questions: 1) Whether the supply of educational aids to students such as school bags, footwear, geometry box, wooden colour pencils, crayons, woollen sweater to government and government aided schools based on the State Government educational policy for which the consideration is paid to Tami Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation by the State Government by means of a budgetary allocation constitutes a supply. 2) If the answer to the above is in the affirmative then is Tamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation is entitled to avail of corresponding input tax Credit on the procurement made. 3) Whether the supply of Rain Coats, Ankle Boots and Socks to students without consideration to Government/Government Aided schools located in Hilly areas is a supply. 4) If the answer to the above is in the affirmative then is Tamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation is entitled to discharge its tax liability on such outward supplies at Cost +10% and avail of corresponding Input Tat Credit on the procurement made. 5) Whether Tamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation is eligible for exemption from payment of GST in respect of services it receive from printers engaged by them for printing of text books. 6) Whether the Tamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation is required to pay GST on Penalty and Liquidated damages levied by them on suppliers due to violation of the contract terms for supply and if so the rate at which such GST is payable. Held that- In respect of question 1 & 2 activities of the applicant constitutes a supply; but exempt with effect from 13.10.2017, vide entry Sl.No.150 in the Notification No. 2/2017-C.T.(Rate) dated 28th June 2017 as amended by Notification No. 35/2017-C.T. (Rate) dated 13th October 2017 and therefore the applicant is not entitled to claim credit of tax paid on the related purchases of goods and services. In respect of question 3 & 4, activities of the applicant constitutes a supply; but exempt with effect from 13.10.2017, vide entry SI.No.150 in the Notification No. 2/2017-C.T.(Rate) dated 28th June 2017 as amended by Notification No. 35/2017-C.T. (Rate) dated 13th October 2017 and therefore the applicant is not entitled to claim credit of tax paid on the related purchases of goods and services.