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2021 (4) TMI 614 - AAR - GST
Classification of supply of goods - Aluminium Foil Type Winding Inverter Duty Transformer - classifiable under Chapter Heading 8504 or not - parts of Transformer supplied / to be supplied for initial setting up of solar project falls under Sr. No. 234 in Schedule-I to Notification No. 01/20017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28th June, 2017 or otherwise - rate of tax.
HELD THAT:- The components of the solar power plant which are essential for setting up of the power plants would also be eligible for the benefits provided to the solar power plant. Accordingly, Aluminum Foil Type Winding Inverter Duty Transformer and their parts are an essential part/ device of Solar Power Generating System and are eligible for the benefit of Sr. No. 38 of Not. No. 01/2017-CT (Rate) dated 28.06.2017.
A reading of the submitted both P.O. and technical specification leads us to infer that though the Buyer intends to purchase the Aluminium Foil type Winding Inverter Duty Transformers as a whole, by devising certain clauses, it is sought to bring about a splitting up of the intended purchase of the Transformer, as a one whole, into a purchase of goods and a purchase of services. However, the intended purpose to present the agreement as a contract for supply of goods ONLY has not achieved the desired purpose. The agreement is for supply of an effectively running Transformer. The clauses mentioned in Technical Specification reveal that the Supplier is involved in the process right from the early engineering period to procurement and implementation stage - it is seen that the supply of the goods and the supply of service are inextricably linked with each other. It is not that the applicant has been assigned with the work of supply of goods only. But the applicant has been given the task of setting up the ‘Aluminium Foil type Winding Inverter Duty Transformers’. Thus, though the Purchase Order’s are made separately, it is one indivisible contract for the setting up of the Aluminium Foil type Winding Inverter Duty Transformers. In fact the technical specification is single for both the supply of goods and Service - thus, the work order for supply of goods and service is one & whole and not separate as per the technical specification submitted by the applicant.
The applicant is liable for payment of GST in terms of Explanation inserted in Entry No. 234 of Not. No. 01/2017-CT (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 vide Notification No. 24/2018-CT (Rate) dated 31.12.2018 and in terms of Serial No. 38 of Notification No. 11/2017-Central Tax (Rate), dated 28-6-2017 in respect of services considering the total value of both the Purchase Order - Explanation stated that out of the gross value of the supply, 70% shall be deemed to be on account of goods and 30% deemed to be on account of service. Accordingly, the effective rate came to 8.9%.