Posted By on May 23, 2017

The GST Council has announced following fitment rate on Works Contract Service under Goods & Services Tax (GST). The information is being uploaded immediately after the GST Council’s decision and it will be subject to further vetting during which the list may undergo some changes:-


S. No. Description of Service GST Rate ITC Credit
1. Composite supply of Works contract as defined in clause 119 of section 2 of CGST Act 18% Full ITC Credit allowed





FAQ 1 : What is Works Contract?


Reply   : “Works Contract” means a contract for building, construction, fabrication, completion, erection, installation, fitting out, improvement, modification, repair, maintenance, renovation, alteration or commissioning of any immovable property wherein transfer of property in goods (whether as goods or in some other form) is involved in the execution of such contract; [Section 2 (119) of the CGST Act, 2017].



FAQ 2 : Whether Works Contract is considered as Supply of Goods or Supply of Services?


Reply   : The Works Contract Service is a Composite Contract however for the purpose of GST laws, it will be treated as Supply of Services; [Para 6 (a) of the Schedule II of the CGST Act, 2017]



FAQ 3 : Can the recipient of Works Contract Service claim Input Tax Credit (ITC) on the Works Contract Service?


Reply   : No – Input Tax Credit cannot be claimed by the recipient of works contract services when supplied for construction of an immovable property (other than plant and machinery) except where it is an input service for further supply of works contract service; [Section 17 (5) (c) of the CGST Act, 2017].


FAQ 4 : Is there any reverse tax liability under GST on Recipient of Works Contract Service?

Reply : No – Works Contract Service is not included in the List of Services under Reverse Charge mechanism under the GST Regime.

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