TMI - Tax Management India. Com
Article Section

Home Articles Goods and Services Tax - GST CA Bimal Jain Experts This

18% GST leviable on supplying, installing, testing and commissioning of oxygen pipeline system in Government Hospitals

Submit New Article

Discuss this article

18% GST leviable on supplying, installing, testing and commissioning of oxygen pipeline system in Government Hospitals
CA Bimal Jain By: CA Bimal Jain
January 25, 2023
All Articles by: CA Bimal Jain       View Profile
  • Contents

The AAR, Chhattisgarh in the matter of IN RE: M/S. GOEL MEDICO - 2021 (12) TMI 1416 - AUTHORITY FOR ADVANCE RULING, CHHATTISGARH  has ruled that installation services of parts and equipment for supply of oxygen and other gases used in hospital, homes and connection of other gas operated equipment for government hospitals, attracts 18% Goods and Services Tax (“GST”).

Facts:

M/s Goel Medico (“the Applicant”) is engaged in the activity of supply, installing, testing and commissioning of oxygen pipeline system in government hospital. The Applicant submitted that their activity being a composite supply is covered under the Services Accounting Code (“SAC”) 995464 and should be exempted vide Notification No. 05/2021-Central Tax (Rate) dated June 4, 2021 (“the Impugned Notification”) stipulating concessional rate of GST on Covid-19 relief supplies of goods.

Issue:

Whether the activity of supplying, installing, testing and commissioning of oxygen pipeline system in government hospital, carried on by the Applicant is covered under SAC 995464 and exempted vide the Impugned Notification?

Held:

The AAR, Chhattisgarh in the matter of IN RE: M/S. GOEL MEDICO - 2021 (12) TMI 1416 - AUTHORITY FOR ADVANCE RULING, CHHATTISGARH  held as under:

  • Noted that, the activity of Applicant is a supply consisting of two or more taxable supplies of goods or services or both and its combination thereof, which are naturally bundled and supplied in conjunction with each other in the ordinary course of business.
  • Stated that, the activity of the Applicant includes installation services and equipment for the supply or conduct of oxygen and other gases used in hospitals, homes etc. connection of other gas operated equipments attracting 18% GST.
  • Opined that, the exemption under the Impugned Notification was only on the COVID related items and not to the work contract services in which the Applicant is engaged. Therefore, the activity of Applicant is not covered under the Impugned Notification. Hence, not exempted.
  • Held that, the activity of the Applicant of supplying, installing, testing and commissioning of oxygen pipeline system in government hospitals merits classification under SAC 995464 and is liable to 18% GST.

(Author can be reached at info@a2ztaxcorp.com)

 

By: CA Bimal Jain - January 25, 2023

 

 

Discuss this article