No GST to be levied on TCS component collected by suppliers – Corrigendum to Circular No. 76/50/2018

F.No. 20/16/04/2018-GST
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
GST Policy Wing
Corrigendum to Circular No. 76/50/2018-GST

New Delhi, Dated the 7th March, 2019


The Principal Chief Commissioners/ Chief Commissioners/ Principal Commissioners/ Commissioners of Central Tax (All)
The Principal Director Generals/ Director Generals (All)

Madam/ Sir,

Subject: Corrigendum to Circular No. 76/50/2018-GST dated 31st December, 2018 issued vide F.No. CBEC- 20/16/04/2018-GST- Reg.

Vide serial number 5 of Circular No. 76/50/2018-GST dated 31st December, 2018, it was clarified that the taxable value for the purposes of GST shall include the Tax Collected at Source (TCS) amount collected under the provisions of the Income Tax Act, as the value to be paid to the supplier by the recipient is inclusive of the said TCS.

2. In the light of the representations received from the stakeholders, the matter has been re-examined in consultation with the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). The CBDT has clarified that Tax collection at source (TCS) is not a tax on goods but an interim levy on the possible “income” arising from the sale of goods by the buyer and to be adjusted against the final income- tax liability of the buyer.

3. Accordingly, in S. No. 5 of the Circular No. 76/50/2018-GST dated 31st December, 2018:

2. It is requested that suitable trade notices may be issued to publicize the contents of this Circular.

3. Difficulty, if any, in implementation of this Circular may please be brought to the notice of the Board. Hindi version would follow.

(Upender Gupta)
Principal Commissioner (GST)

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