Union Territory Tax Notifications (Rate)

Title Seeks to amend notification No. 13/2017- UTGST (Rate) so as to specify services to be taxed under Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.
Number 05/2019
Date 29-03-2019
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1)In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 7 of the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (14 of 2017), the Central Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No.13/2017- Union Territory Tax (Rate), dated the 28thJune, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 704(E), dated the 28thJune, 2017, namely:-

In the said notification, -

  • (i) in the Table, after serial number 5A and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely: -
(1)(2)(3)(4)
"5BServices supplied by any person by way of transfer of development rights or Floor Space Index (FSI) (including additional FSI) for construction of a project by a promoter.Any personPromoter
5CLong term lease of land (30 years or more) by any person against consideration in the form of upfront amount (called as premium, salami, cost, price, development charges or by any other name) and/or periodic rent for construction of a project by a promoter.Any personPromoter.”;
  • (ii) in the Explanation, after clause (h), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely: -

“(i) The term “apartment” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (e) under section 2 of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (16 of 2017).

(j) the term “promoter” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (zk) under section 2 of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (16 of 2017).

(k) the term “project” shall mean a Real Estate Project (REP) or a Residential Real Estate Project (RREP);

(l) “the term “Real Estate Project (REP)” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in in clause (zn) of section 2 of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (16 of 2016).

(m) The term “Residential Real Estate Project (RREP)” shall mean a REP in which the carpet area of the commercial apartments is not more than 15 per cent. of the total carpet area of all the apartments in the REP.

(n) “floor space index (FSI)” shall mean the ratio of a building’s total floor area (gross floor area) to the size of the piece of land upon which it is built.”.

2) This notification shall come into force with effect from the 1 st of April, 2019.