There is an annual budget of expenses and that money is pooled by the members in equal share. In view of the above said observations made by the Appellate Authority in the appeal filed by the department, against the order of Advance Ruling Authority, in the case of Lions Club of Poona, Kothrud, the said authority has set aside the order of the AAR, which has been heavily relied upon, by the applicant, in the subject case. A society that is not registered or has applied for registration within twenty eight days of its formation shall not carry on any business without authorization by the Registrar. Rotary Club Of Mumbai Queens Necklace. Nobody from the jurisdictional Office appeared. The amounts collected are then utilized for administration purposes of the club. Hence, two different persons have been envisaged in the law to tax a transaction as a supply made for a consideration. 7500 limit would be liable for GST. 1 Answer Active; Voted; Newest; Oldest; 0. Rotary Club of Mumbai Queens Necklace, it is observed that M/s. (F) Thus, both the conditions stipulated for ‘supply’ under the GST Laws have been adequately fulfilled to lead to the conclusion that transaction between the Respondent i.e. There are no funds used for any social cause. Product and service from companies around the world are being added every week. It must be noted that clause (e) of said Article only enables to tax supply of goods by an association to its members as deemed sale. The provisions of Section 17(5) (b) (i) are crystal clear. If the above receipts are liable to GST can the Club claim Input tax credit of the tax paid on Banquet and catering services for holding members meetings and various events? What Our Members Receive Brad Howard, RID 2015-17” from which it can be understood that members are benefitted by these meetings with eminent personalities and their guidance while at the same time such privileges are not available to a non member. VINOD LOHIA 22/03/2018 11:13 AM. 1.2:- If the above receipts are liable to GST can the Club claim Input tax credit of the tax paid on Banquet and catering services for holding members meetings and various events? The GST Council in its meeting held in January has enhanced the threshold applicability limit. Jurisdictional Officer Ms. Manisha Rode, Suptt., appeared and made written submissions. collected by them from members are not liable to GST. 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We reiterate that the club is not formed to build and impart skills in leadership for individual benefits. Preliminary hearing in the matter was held on 27.02.2019. Further the copies of audited accounts of the club have been submitted to your good offices. (C) “The GST law has given very wide connotation for services, which will cover any activity other than which involves goods, money and securities. Overseas aid delivered by an overseas body is not subject to GST. As a nonprofit organization, all of the Foundation’s funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world. The receipts majorly comprise of: The amounts collected by way of fees are only pooled together and it is not expected to generate any surplus. Therefore, the principle of mutuality is applicable and since the fees so collected are only pooled together for convenience and for defraying administrative and other expenses and hence, the same should not be brought under the purview of GST. 1.1:- The questions/ issues before Your Honor for determination is whether the amount collected as membership subscription and admission fees from members is liable to GST as supply of services? b) It further appears that in Rotary Global Rewards, wherein the members get several benefit by the way offers and discounts on various product and services. i) social- It is ascertained that M/s. In other words, whether the transaction between the Appellant and its members can be construed as supply as envisaged under section 7 of the CGST Act, 2017, or otherwise. Whether GST is liable to be paid on the contribution made by Members towards “Annual Membership Fees and registration fees” to the Corpus Fund of BCSBI and recurring expenditure being incurred. It does not cover supply of services. For the said purpose clubs receive contribution from its members for incurring expenditure on its meetings and communication. c. It also facilitates gathering of professional and experts locally and globally to enhance their contacts for furtherance of their business. Parag Mehta, C.A, appeared made oral and written submissions. It is also said that Rotary allows members to sit next to each other every week and if fails, members would otherwise had to pay $250 an hour to meet” This clearly shows that there is furtherance of business. d) It also appears that Rotary club charges fees to admit a person as their member which is not used for any social cause. Above circular has not considered the definition of “supplier” as well as “recipient” before taxing a transaction u/s 7(1)(a). Provided that the input tax credit in respect of such goods or services or both shall be available where an inward supply of such goods or services or both is used by a registered person making as outward taxable supply of the same category of goods or services or both or as element of a taxable composite or mixed supply; ii) Membership of a club, health and fitness center. GST (Goods and Services Tax) is a fiscal reform being made to introduce a single taxation system across the entire nation. 2,000 only. As mentioned the purpose of said meetings is for members to become leaders to perform towards the causes of the clubs and not personal gains. b. Under the GST Law, the intent or objective of any club or association is immaterial in so far as the leviability of GST is concerned. 2) If receipts are liable to GST can the club claim input tax credit of the tax paid on banquet and catering services for holding members meetings and various events? If the taxable benefit is paid in cash, it is insurable. the right to receive a discount for property or services sold by the organization when the total value of all the discounts is insignificant (less than 30%) in relation to the membership fee. The appellate body said that since the membership fee of the appellant – Rotary Club of Mumbai Queens Necklace – is used for meeting administrative expenditure and is not … Rotary Club of Mumbai Queens Necklace, it is observed that M/s. In lieu of consideration received as membership fees, admission fees and subscriptions are taxable as supply of services under GST. i) Food & beverages, outdoor catering, beauty treatment. Solution: Reimbursement of charges or share of contribution up to an amount of Rs. (i) such persons are officers or directors of one anotheri.s. 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The Applicant was affiliated to inner wheel circle. In order to submit a comment to this post, please write this code along with your comment: 6fb0c0d88064aa09b4ef58f4eb9d7336. iii) Travel benefits extended to employees on vacation such as leave or home travel concessions. MUMBAI: Monthly maintenance charges, which one pays to co-operative housing society (CHS) or to be specific to its resident welfare association (RWA), will not attract Goods and Service Tax (GST), provided such charges are Rs. 2) The Honorable court has also discussed the principles of mutuality in the case of CIT vs. Bankimpur Club Ltd. as follows: “It should be noticed that in the case of a mutual society or concern (including a member’s club), there must be complete identity between the class of contributors and the class of participators. d) The Secretariat : Rotary International is headquartered in Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, USA, with seven inter-national offices in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, and Switzerland. The contribution from new members is collected on pro rata basis rounded to quarter/ half year. Since it has been established that the Appellant is not doing any business in terms of Section 2(17) of the CGST Act, the activities carried out by the Appellant would not come under the scope of supply as envisaged under Section 7(1) of the CGST Act. The district administration, includes District Secretary, District Treasurer, Assistant Governors and various other committees. 2) If receipts are liable to GST, can the club claim input tax credit of the tax paid on banquet and catering services for holding members meetings and various events? ” It is also difficult for us to comprehend the observation made by the AAR wherein they have opined that such activities as the one undertaken by the Respondent, wherein they organise the Leadership and other skill development program for their subscribed members , do not appear to be for transforming members into leaders generally but for the members to become leaders to perform towards the causes of the Club, as the objectives or the purpose for the transformation of the members into leaders is inconsequential in the context of the GST Laws, since there is no mention of term such as objective or purpose in the definition of the term “business” under the GST Act.”. So, can a service provided by a Housing Society to its members be treated as service provided by one person to another. To know more details, kindly watch the video by CA Bimal Jain on “No GST on Membership Fees and Admission Fees collected by Club from its Members”- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msCUC5QtqOU. i) Social Service Activities:- It is ascertained that M/s. In order to submit a comment to this post, please write this code along with your comment: f9ee36b493ec62ce27e19b81a48690e7. The said rewards are similar to Credit Card reward points provided by the Credit Card companies. Required fields are marked *, Notice: It seems you have Javascript disabled in your Browser. Rotary Club of Mumbai Queens Necklace are into social services like all other Rotary clubs. Through regular meetings and events, the members of the Club will connect with other leaders towards changing the world and expand their leadership and professional skills. (ii) In the supply of general insurance services in respect of Such motor vehicles, vessels or aircraft by him. Club in normal parlance is understood to provide goods or services to its members such as recreation, sports etc. No facilities/benefits are provided such as recreation, etc. Posted A. Club has not been formed to give any facilities or services to its members. April 26, 2017 American applied card Express fees GST membership program rewards. Rotary Global Rewards offers discount on vehicle rentals, hotels, dining, and more. Religious services are GST-free. The same order of the Hon’ble AAAR should hold good for Cooperative Housing Societies. Recent circular implies that “supply of services by an unincorporated association or body of persons to a member thereof for cash, deferred payment or other valuable consideration shall be treated as supply of services. 1. Agr of I. T. (1948) 16 ITR 270 (PC), there are three conditions stipulated by the judicial committee, the existence of which establishes the doctrine of mutuality: Since the transaction between the club and its members does not tantamount to supply s 7 of the CGST Act, 2017, no GST is applicable on membership fees collected by the lub from its members. However the various organisations as part of their gesture towards the self less and hard work Rotarians carry out that they may provide additional discounts to the Rotarians or any one who approaches through Rotarians. On the contrary, from tax invoice No. In this regard, it appears that according to Section 17 (5)(b) of CGST Act, 2017 mentions various situations wherein ITC cannot be availed. (d) the activities to be treated as supply of goods or supply of services as referred to in Schedule II. District receiving its payments from Clubs to meet the expenses of Administration since one district comprises of more than 100 clubs. Therefore the activity of the respondent (Lions Club) in as much as they are conducting the leadership program exclusively for the Lions Club members can clearly be considered as service being provided by the respondents to its members”. Receipts of Rotary Club can be broadly divided into following categories: –. i) food & beverages, outdoor catering, beauty treatment. Co-operative Housing Societies – whether amenable to levy of GST. 02 FACTS AND CONTENTIONS — AS PER THE APPLICANT, The submissions, as reproduced verbatim, could be seen thus-. membership fees, admission fees and subscriptions are taxable as supply of services under GST. There are various articles on public domain like “Why Rotary? The following extracts of the GST law will make the position clear. Q.1:- The questions/ issues before Your Honor for determination is whether the amount collected as membership subscription and admission fees from members is liable to GST as supply of services? Provided that the input tax credit in respect of such goods or services or both shall be available where an inward supply of such goods or services or both is used by a registered person for making as outward taxable supply of the same category of goods or services or both or as as element of a taxable composite mixed supply. Application of GST differs for different goods and services. Unless provision similar to that of deemed sale is made either in the Constitution or the Act, services provided by an association to its members cannot be taxed. c) Rotary International Board (RI) – RI Board of Directors, which includes the RI president and president-elect, meets quarterly to establish policies. In view of the above it is to state that the Club or association can not claim input tax credit on the tax paid on catering and other such services.”, In the instant case M/s Rotary Club Of Mumbai Queens Necklace have raised two queries which are as under:-, 1. where it is obligatory for an employer to provide the same to its employees under any law for the time being in force. i) Food & beverages, outdoor catering, beauty treatment. c) The Rotary Foundation uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and other partners in communities around the world. 2. To ensure the smooth and proper working of the club, membership subscription fees and admission fees are collected from members. 3) Therefore, in order to tax the transaction between an association or club or Club and its members, said transaction must either fit clause (a) or(c) above. We once again reiterate that the club has not been formed to provide any supply of goods or services to the members. As per the definition of the term “Person” under section 2(84) of the CGST Act, 2017, there is no deeming fiction to treat the Club and its members as different persons. Health services, cosmetic & plastic surgery, leasing renting or hiring of motor vehicles, vessels or aircraft referrers to in clause (a) of clause (aa) except when used for the purpose specified there in, life insurance and health insurance. As mentioned the purpose of said meetings is for members to become leaders to perform towards the causes of the clubs and not personal gains. Hence on going through the above information, it appears that the Club & Association does not provide only Social Services as an NGO, but also have other functions relating to Personal Functions which clearly amounts to furtherance of business. Provided that the input tax credit in respect of such goods or services or both shall be available where it is obligatory for an employer to provide the same to its employees under any law for the time being in force. We request your good office to kindly take on record the above submissions and consider the social cause of the club while determining the taxability of its collections from members.”, 04. For more information, see Interpretation Bulletin IT158, Employees’ professional membership dues. Further, Schedule II of CGST Act, 2017 enumerates activities which are to be treated as supply of goods or as supply of services. Health services, cosmetic & plastic surgery, leasing renting or hiring of motor vehicles, vessels or aircraft referrers to in clause (a) of clause (aa) except when used for the purpose specified there in, life insurance and health insurance. In order to avoid unnecessary and unwanted litigation, the Club was registered earlier under service tax vide registration number AAABRO643JSD002 and also under Goods and Services Tax (GST’) having registration number as 27AAABRO643JIZJ and is currently charging GST on the membership subscription and admission fees collected by it. At the outset, we would like to make it clear that the provisions of both the CGST Act and the MGST Act are the same except for certain provisions. 2.1. Answer:- Answered in the negative, in view of the observations/discussions made above. However, if the Cooperative society/ RWAs provide specific services of its own to its members or to any third party (e.g. Sh. cenvat credit can not be availed, we would like to draw special attention to section 17 (b): ” (b) The following supply of goods or services or both. Organization membership options and corresponding membership fees are based on the level of income of the organization that you represent. 4. SOCIETY, CLUB AND ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION IN KENYA: Society registration in Kenya compliance ensures that all societies must be registered by the registrar of societies. (E) The Lions Club has fulfilled both the conditions prescribed by Section 7 of the CGST Act; firstly that such supply is made by them in lieu of consideration and secondly, such supply has been made in the course or furtherance of business since the term business includes provision by club, association, society, or any such body (for a subscription or any other consideration) of the facilities or benefits to its members. Clause (e) of section 2(17) specifies the term “Business” to include: ‘Provision by a club, association, society, or any such body (for a subscription or any other consideration) of the facilities or benefits to its members”. Since the Applicant themselves have submitted that the facts in their case are similar to the case of Lions Club of Poona, Kothrud, which has been overruled by the Appellate Authority, the observation and findings made by the Appellate Authority in that case are square of applicable to the instant case. Hence we cannot accept their contention. Membership fees are subject to GST. Hence registration under GST is not required”. It does not enable to tax supply of service as a deemed service. If the above receipts are liable to GST can the Club claim Input tax credit of the tax paid on Banquet and catering services for holding members meetings and various events? All donations and charitable activities are made from the said Trust. So, members whose amount crosses Rs. Rotary Club of Mumbai Queens Necklace. In the instant case M/s Rotary Club Of Mumbai Queens Necklace have raised two queries. Through regular meetings and events, the members of the Club will connect with other leaders towards changing the world and expand their leadership and professional skills. by Individual clubs. "In case the charges exceed Rs 7,500 … As per the provisions of CGST Act. RWAs have to collect GST on fees charged from members, if such payment is more than Rs 7,500 per flat per month and the annual turnover of RWA by way of supply of services and goods exceeds Rs 20 lakh. Deduct income tax and CPP contributions. However, a contrary ruling has been given by AAAR, West Bengal on same facts in Association of Inner Wheel Clubs of India [Appeal Case No. Rotary Club of Mumbai Queens Necklace had arranged spouse events and spouse night expenses which clearly amounts to recreation activity and hence it falls under tax net. 2. 7,500 or less per month. Therefore, the vital condition for a transaction to be taxable under GST, that a supplier and recipient should be different persons is not satisfied. The members contribute to the expenses for holding such meeting. We will be glad to provide any further details or documents your good office may require in this regard. Each club should have the committee listed in Article 13 section 7 of Standard Rotary club constitution. The members gather under the umbrella of the club to perform socially relevant activities. There is no revenue or benefit to the club for the same. For the sake of brevity, the structure of Rotary is explained as under: The normal functioning of the Rotary as a whole is summarized as under: Rotary Club work with Rotary Foundation to : Provide Clean Water, Sanitation and hygiene. The ANZSN membership fee by membership category commencing 1 February 2020 is set out below. Manufacture, distribution, and provision of goods and services, fields that pay indirect taxes, will be covered by the GST reform. Q.2:- If the above receipts are liable to GST can the Club claim Input tax credit of the tax paid on Banquet and catering services for holding members meetings and various events? The RI president, who is elected annually, develops a theme and emphases for the year. Fighting diseases, Working towards education, etc.
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