GST rate and classification on supply of LPG for Domestic Use

 GST rate and classification on supply of LPG for Domestic Use

CBIC has issued Circular No. 80/54 /2018-GST clarifying GST rates & classification of LPG as under:

Applicability of GST on supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas for Domestic Use

Representations have been received seeking clarification regarding applicability of GST rate at 5% on LPG supplied by refiners/fractionators (like GAIL / ONGC) to Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) for ultimate supply to household domestic consumers in terms of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) letter No. P 20023/2/2011-PP dated 23.07.2013. The references point to the fact that refiners/ fractionators like GAIL and ONGC are supplying LPG for domestic use to OMCs and this supply is not being treated as a supply for domestic use by field formations.

The issue seems to have arisen in the context of addition of S. No. 165A to notification No.1/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.6.2017, vide notification No. 6/2018 dated 25.01.2018. This entry was added on the recommendations of the GST Council in its 25th meeting, extending 5% GST rate for supply of LPG to household domestic consumers.

It is observed that the LPG stream for domestic LPG is differentially priced and packed differently from commercial LPG. The usage of LPG for domestic supply is known at the time of supply being made by refiner/fractionators to OMCs.

Therefore, it is being clarified that LPG supplied in bulk, whether by a refiner/fractionator to an OMC or by one OMC to another for bottling and further supply for domestic use will fall under the S. No. 165A of the notification No. 1/2017- Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 and shall, accordingly, attract a GST rate of 5%, with effect from 25.1.2018.

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