NOTIFICATION NO.32/2017-UNION TERRITORY TAX (RATE), DATED 13-10-2017

SECTION 8 OF THE UNION TERRITORY GOODS AND SERVICES TAX ACT, 2017 – POWER TO GRANT EXEMPTION – UTGST EXEMPT SERVICES (NIL RATED SERVICES) – AMENDMENT IN NOTIFICATION NO.12/2017-UNION TERRITORY TAX (RATE), DATED 28-6-2017

NOTIFICATION NO.32/2017-UNION TERRITORY TAX (RATE)DATED 13-10-2017

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 8 of the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (14 of 2017), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, 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.12/2017- Union Territory Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 703(E), dated the 28th June, 2017, namely:—

(i) in the Table, —
(a) in serial number 5, in column (3), for the words “governmental authority” the words “Central Government, State Government, Union territory, local authority or Governmental Authority” shall be substituted;
(b) after serial number 9B and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted namely:—
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
“9C Chapter 99 Supply of service by a Government Entity to Central Government, State Government, Union territory, local authority or any person specified by Central Government, State Government, Union territory or local authority against consideration received from Central Government, State Government, Union territory or local authority, in the form of grants. Nil Nil”;
(c) after serial number 21 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted namely:—
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
“21A Heading 9965 or Heading 9967 Services provided by a goods transport agency to an unregistered person, including an unregistered casual taxable person, other than the following recipients, namely:—

(a) any factory registered under or governed by the Factories Act, 1948(63 of 1948); or
(b) any Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860) or under any other law for the time being in force in any part of India; or
(c) any Co-operative Society established by or under any law for the time being in force; or
(d) any body corporate established, by or under any law for the time being in force; or
(e) any partnership firm whether registered or not under any law including association of persons;
(f) any casual taxable person registered under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act or the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act or the State Goods and Services Tax Act or the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act.
Nil Nil”;
(d) after serial number 23 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted namely:—
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
“23A Heading 9967 Service by way of access to a road or a bridge on payment of annuity. Nil Nil”;
(e) in serial number 41, for the entry in column (3), the following entry shall be substituted namely: –
“Upfront amount (called as premium, salami, cost, price, development charges or by any other name) payable in respect of service by way of granting of long term lease of thirty years, or more) of industrial plots or plots for development of infrastructure for financial business, provided by the State Government Industrial Development Corporations or Undertakings or by any other entity having 50 per cent or more ownership of Central Government, State Government, Union territory to the industrial units or the developers in any industrial or financial business area.”;
(ii) in paragraph 2, for clause (zf), the following shall be substituted, namely:—
“(zf) “Governmental Authority” means an authority or a board or any other body, —
(i) set up by an Act of Parliament or a State Legislature; or
(ii) established by any Government,
with 90 per cent or more participation by way of equity or control, to carry out any function entrusted to a Municipality under article 243 W of the Constitution or to a Panchayat under article 243 G of the Constitution.”.
(zfa) “Government Entity” means an authority or a board or any other body including a society, trust, corporation,
(i) set up by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature; or
(ii) established by any Government,
with 90 per cent or more participation by way of equity or control, to carry out a function entrusted by the Central Government, State Government, Union Territory or a local authority.”.

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