No GST on rental of 'sarais' under religious or charitable trust: Centre

no gst on rental of sarais under religious or charitable trust

No GST on rental of 'sarais' under religious or charitable trust: Centre

New Delhi: The Central Government has on Friday clarified that no Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the premises of religious or charitable trusts has been imposed by the Centre Government.

   In a series of tweet, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs of the government clarified that Certain sections of the media and social media are spreading the message that GST has recently been imposed with effect from 18 July, 2022 even on ‘Sarais’ run by religious/charitable trusts. This is not true.

   It said that Based on the recommendations of the 47th GST Council meeting, GST exemption on hotel rooms having room rent upto Rs. 1000 per day has been withdrawn. They are now taxed at 12%.

The government said that it has been stated that the three Sarais managed by SGPC in Amritsar have started paying GST with effect from 18.7.2022. These three Sarais are:

1. Guru Gobind Singh NRI Niwas

2. Baba Deep Singh Niwas

3. Mata Bhag Kaur Niwas

    "However, there is another exemption which exempts renting of rooms in religious precincts by a charitable or religious trust, where amount charged for the room is less than Rs. 1000/- per day. This exemption continues to be in force without any change," said in a tweet adding that In this regard it is to clarify that no notice has been issued to any of these Sarais. These Sarais may have on their own opted to pay GST.

   This view has been consistently taken by the Centre even in the pre-GST regime. State Tax authorities may also take the same view in their jurisdiction. These Sarais managed by SGPC may therefore avail the above stated exemptions in respect of renting of rooms by them, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs department said.


2022-08-05 14:28:00.000
no gst on rental of sarais under religious or charitable trust
Source: #Punjab E News

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