Input tax credit cannot be availed on GST paid for employees cabs

by mehekkaoberoi
  • Companies will not be able to claim input tax credit (ITC) for GST paid on hiring commercial vehicles for transportation of employees, if providing such a service is not obligatory under any law, the Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) has said.
  • On an application filed by Prasar Bharti Broadcasting Corporation (All India Radio), Shimla, the Himachal Pradesh bench of AAR cited GST law to state ITC shall be available on fulfilment of one condition — “such goods or services or both shall be obligatory for an employer to provide to its employees under any law for the time being force”.
  •  The applicant, who is a public service broadcaster, sought to know whether ITC will be available on taxi hiring services like pickup/drop-off staff, including ladies and handicapped employees, in odd hours.
  • The company also hires taxi for tour/OB recordings with the state.
  • The AAR in its ruling said since the applicant failed to cite any law under which the service of providing transportation facility to its employees is obligatory, ITC will not be available.
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