CBIC amends Notfyn 13/2017 UTGST (Rate) to specify services to be taxed under RCM for real estate sector

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Revenue)
Notification No. 05/2019- Union Territory Tax (Rate)

New Delhi, the 29th March, 2019

G.S.R……(E).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 28th June, 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: –

(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 1st of April, 2019.

[F. No. 354/32/2019- TRU]

(Pramod Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Note: -The principal notification No. 13/2017 – Union Territory Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 704 (E), dated the 28th June, 2017 and was last amended by notification No.29/ 2018- Union Territory Tax (Rate), dated the 31st  December, 2018 vide number G.S.R. 1281 (E), dated the 31st  December, 2018.

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