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SAC Code for Electricity Supply, Goods and Services Tax - GST

Issue Id: - 114829
Dated: 4-4-2019
By:- Ethirajan Parthasarathy
SAC Code for Electricity Supply

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As per Kolkata High Court decision in the case of Srijan Realty (P) Ltd., =  2019 (3) TMI 821 - CALCUTTA HIGH COURT the landlord is liable to pay service tax on electricity charges collected from tenants based on sub-meters installed. I presume this decision is hold good under GST also. If yes, what is SAC to be mentioned. I understand the Supreme Court has given finding that the electricity can be classified as a goods. Does it mean we should quote HSN not SAC.

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1 Dated: 5-4-2019
By:- KASTURI SETHI

The decision cited by you does not hold good under GST. Electricity is a goods. There are two aspects : one is manufacture (generation) of electricity and other is supply (transmission and distribution) of electricity. SAC (Service Accounting Code) was relevant in Service Tax period. It is not relevant now. Even the word HSN is not legally correct. Correct way is Chapter/Heading Sub-heading Tariff Code : in your example it is 998631 (Support services to electricity transmission and distribution services).

In my view, this issue is fit for filing an application with the jurisdictional Advance Ruling Authority.


2 Dated: 5-4-2019
By:- Ganeshan Kalyani

Advance Ruling is an optional and better way to seek clarity on an issue. However it you have to think before you leep. Because advance ruling an mandate to you. That is you have to follow that order. You cannot take any other stand.


3 Dated: 6-4-2019
By:- KASTURI SETHI

Break-up of supply of electricity: 998631

99 : Denotes Chapter No.

86 :Denotes Heading No.

31 : Denotes Sub-heading No.

These are to be mentioned on invoices as prescribed. In service mostly 4 digits are used which indicate Chapter and Heading.

Chapters No. from 1 to 98 A of GST Tariff are meant for all goods.. Chapter No. 99 is meant for all services


4 Dated: 8-4-2019
By:- KASTURI SETHI

On 5 or 6 .4.2019 AAR-Maharashtra has held that GST is applicable on electricity and water charges collected on actual basis from tenant along with rent. Applicant E-Square Leisure (P) Ltd.


5 Dated: 9-4-2019
By:- KASTURI SETHI

I am of the view that this decision of AAR Maharashtra most likely will be reversed by the AAAR or Central Advance Ruling Authority. Such electricity and water charges cannot fall in the definition of 'consideration'.


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