GST ON HOTEL ACCOMMODATION – RATE OF TAX ON DECLARED ROOM TARIFF

Posted By on August 29, 2017

A clarification has been sought from the GST Council with regard to the Rate of GST on Hotel Accommodation. In this matter the government has changed the Terminology used earlier in the Tax Rate Schedule updated till 03rd July, 2017 and now the term ‘Declared Room Tariff’ has been replaced at all places where earlier they have used the Terms as ‘Room Tariff’ and ‘Room Rent’. This can be verified at the following Link : https://cbec-gst.gov.in/gst-goods-services-rates.html

NOTE : Currently the same is not corrected in the Service Rate Booklet available on the Portal and we have relied on the link mentioned above along with the Tweet on the Official Handle of the GST Council i.e. GST@GoI where following clarification has been issued:-

 

FAQ ON TWITTER HANDLE GST@GoI DATED 29-08-2017

Q 1. a) Will GST be charged on actual tariff or declared tariff for accommodation services?

b) What will be the GST rate if cost goes up (more than declared tariff) owing to additional bed?

c) Where will the declared tariff be published?

d) Same room may have different room tariff at different times depending on season or flow of tourist as per dynamic pricing. Which rate to be used then?

e) If Tariff Changes between booking and actual usage, which rate will be used?

f) GST at what rate would be levied if an upgrade is provided to the customers as a lower rate?

Ans. a) Declared or published Tariff is relevant only for determining of the the Tax Rate Slab. GST will be payable on actual amount charged (transaction value).

b) GST Rate would be determined according to declared tariff for the room, and GST at the rate so determined would be levied on the entire amount charged from the customer. For example, if the declared tariff is Rs. 7000/- per unit per day but the amount charged from the customer on account of extra bed Rs. 8000/-. GST Shall be charged @ 18% on Rs. 8000/-.

c) Tariff declared anywhere, say on the website through which business is being procured or printed on tariff card or displayed at the reception will be declared tariff. In case different tariff is declared at different places, highest of such declared tariff shall be the declared tariff for the purpose of levy of GST.

d) In case of different tariff is declared for different seasons or periods of the year, the tariff declared for the season in which the service of accommodation is provided shall apply.

e) Declared Tariff at the time of supply of the service would apply.

f) If declared tariff of the accommodation provided by way of upgrade is Rs. 10000/-, but the amount charged is Rs. 7000/-, then GST would be levied @ 28% on Rs. 7000/-.

Post this clarification and change in the Terminology used in the Rate of Services, following rates shall apply:-

NATURE OF ACCOMMODATION SERVICE RATE OF TAX
Services by a hotel, inn, guest house, club or campsite, by whatever name called, for residential or lodging purposes, having declared tariff of a unit of accommodation below one thousand rupees per day or equivalent. NIL
(ii) Accommodation in hotels, inns, guest houses, clubs, campsites or other commercial places meant for residential or lodging purposes having declared tariff of a unit of accommodation of one thousand rupees and above but less than two thousand five hundred rupees per unit per day or equivalent.

Explanation.- “declared tariff” includes charges for all amenities provided in the unit of accommodation (given on rent for stay) like furniture, air conditioner, refrigerators or any other amenities, but without excluding any discount offered on the published charges for such unit.

12%
(vi) Accommodation in hotels, inns, guest houses, clubs, campsites or other commercial places meant for residential or lodging purposes having declared tariff of a unit of accommodation of two thousand five hundred rupees and above but less than seven thousand five hundred rupees per unit per day or equivalent.

Explanation.- “declared tariff” includes charges for all amenities provided in the unit of accommodation (given on rent for stay) like furniture, air conditioner, refrigerators or any other amenities, but without excluding any discount offered on the published charges for such unit.

18%
(viii) Accommodation in hotels including five star hotels, inns, guest houses, clubs, campsites or other commercial places meant for residential or lodging purposes having declared tariff of a unit of accommodation of seven thousand and five hundred rupees and above per unit per day or equivalent.

Explanation.-“declared tariff ” includes charges for all amenities provided in the unit of accommodation (given on rent for stay) like furniture, air conditioner, refrigerators or any other amenities, but without excluding any discount offered on the published charges for such unit.

28%

 

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