Order No. 1/2019 – Union Territories Tax – Seeks to supersede Removal of Difficulties Order No. 1/2017 – Union Territory Tax dated 13.10.2017 in view of the amendment to Section 10 of the CGST Act, 2017 (regarding allowing registered persons opting for Composition Scheme to supply services up to a limit) coming into force w.e.f. 01.02.2019.

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II,
SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (ii)]
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Revenue)
[Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs]
ORDER
No. 01/2019- Union Territory Tax
New Delhi, the 1
st February, 2019
S.O.(E). — WHEREAS, section 21 of the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017
(14 of 2017) read with sub-section (1) of section 10 of the Central Goods and Services Tax
Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) (hereafter in this Order referred to as the said Act) provides that-
(i) a registered person engaged in the supply of services, other than supply of service referred
to in clause (b) of paragraph 6 of Schedule II to the said Act, may opt for the scheme under
the said sub-section;
(ii) a person who opts for the said scheme may supply services (other than those referred to in
clause (b) of paragraph 6 of Schedule II to the said Act), of value not exceeding ten per cent.
of turnover in a State or Union territory in the preceding financial year or five lakh rupees,
whichever is higher;
AND WHEREAS, section 21 of the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 read
with clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 10 of the said Act provides that the registered
person shall be eligible to opt under sub-section (1) of the said Act, if, save as otherwise
provided in the said sub-section (1), he is not engaged in the supply of services;
AND WHEREAS, rendering of services as part of the savings and investment practice of
business, by way of extending deposits, loans or advances, in so far as the consideration is
represented by way of interest or discount, is resulting in their ineligibility for the aforesaid
scheme, causing hardships to a lot of small businesses and because of that, certain difficulties
have arisen in giving effect to the provisions of section 10 of the said Act;
NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 26 of the Union
Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 and in supersession of the Union Territory
Goods and Services Tax (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2017, No. 01/2017 – Union
Territory Tax, dated the 13th October, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary,
vide number S.O. 3329 (E), dated the 13th October, 2017, except as respects things done or
omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government, on recommendations
of the Council, hereby makes the following Order, namely: ––
1. Short title. ––This Order may be called the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax
(Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2019.
2. For the removal of difficulties, it is hereby clarified that the value of supply of exempt
services by way of extending deposits, loans or advances in so far as the consideration
is represented by way of interest or discount, shall not be taken into account –
(i) for determining the eligibility for composition scheme under second proviso to
sub-section (1) of section 10 of the said Act;
(ii) in computing aggregate turnover in order to determine eligibility for composition
scheme.
[F.No.20/06/16/2018 – GST (Pt. II)]
(Dr. Sreeparvathy S.L.)
Under secretary to the Government of India

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