FAQs On GST

Is GST payable on purchase of Residential Property?
The effective GST rate applicable on purchase of under construction property – residential or commercial from a builder involving transfer of property in land or undivided share of land to the buyer, is 12% with full Input Tax Credit (ITC). The GST rate payable on construction services is 18%.

Do I have to pay GST when buying a house?
The remaining 15-20 per cent goes to the government as taxes. The ready-to-move-in properties are exempt from GST. Buyers need to only pay stamp duty and registration charges as taxes, which comprise 7-8% of the total property cost.

Who will pay GST buyer or seller?
At each stage the seller pays GST to the government and collects it from the buyer on his invoice. So, the answer to the question is: The seller pays the GST to the government, and the buyer pays the GST to the seller. The responsibility to pay GST is on the seller.

Can you claim GST on purchase of property?
Under GST, developers get credit for the taxes paid after July 1 on the purchase of construction inputs like cement, steel, paints, bathroom fittings, etc, from the tax that a buyer will pay on the finished unit. But this is applicable only if the entire project was implemented in the GST regime.

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Is GST payable on real estate?
GST is NOT payable on the sale and purchase of “residential premises”, unless the property being sold is new property. So, in most ordinary sales of residential real estate the vendor will not be required to pay GST, and the purchaser cannot be made liable to pay an amount for GST.

Do I have to pay GST on a commercial property purchase?
If you buy commercial premises, you may be eligible to claim a credit for the GST included in the purchase price. … you purchase property from someone who is not registered or required to be registered for GST. you purchase the property as a GST-free supply.

How much you pay GST on Real Estate?
At the 33rd GST Council Meeting held on 24th February 2019, new GST rates have been introduced for residential real estate which will come into effect from the 1st of April 2019. The new GST rates on residential real estate transactions have been proposed as follows:

GST to be charged at 5% without Input Tax Credit (ITC) on residential properties that are not part of the affordable housing segment.GST to be charged at 1% without ITC on residential properties that are included in the affordable housing segment.

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