GST To Be Levied on The Difference Between Purchasing, Selling Price of Second Hand Gold Jewellery – Karnataka AAR

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Karnataka’s Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) has held that the difference between purchase price and selling price of second-hand jewellery will be the value for levying of Goods & Services Tax (GST).

The applicant in this matter, Bengaluru-based Aadhya Gold Private Limited, is engaged in the process of buying and selling second-hand gild jewellery to common man.

Once bought, jewelleries are sold in the same form in which they are originally purchased to another registered person after minor processing such as clearing and polishing. The applicant charges GST at the rate of 3 percent (CSGT and SGST at 1.5 percent each) to the buyers on entire consideration received from the buyers. He also mentioned that no input tax credit (ITC) is available as purchase is from unregistered person.


Advance Ruling

Based on all these facts, the applicant sought advance ruling on whether GST is to be paid only on difference between selling price and purchase price. He referred Rule 32(5) of CGST rules which prescribes, “Where a taxable supply is provided by a person dealing in buying and selling of second-hand goods i.e., used goods as such or after such minor processing which does not change the nature of the goods and where no input tax credit has been availed on the purchase of such goods, the value of supply shall be the difference between the selling price and the purchase price and where the value of such supply is negative, it shall be ignored.”

AAR focussed on two issues whether the supply is taxable and whether the supplier is engaged in buying and sell of second-hand goods.

For the first condition, the authority noted that the applicant is effecting the supply of second-hand jewellery for which GST rate at the rate of 3 per cent is levied.

For the second condition, the authority gone through the submissions where the applicant stated that he is not melting the jewellery to convert it into bullion and then remaking it to new jewellery but only cleaning the old jewellery and polishing it. These goods are then supplied to the other person. Further, the applicant admitted that they are invoicing the goods as ‘used gold ornaments.’

AAR said both the conditions have been satisfied, so the “valuation of supply of second-hand jewellery may be made as prescribed in sub-rule (5) of rule 32 of CGST Rules 2017.”

source: thehindubusinessline





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