Section 2(31) of CGST Act: Meaning of “Consideration”

Section 2(31) of CGST Act: Meaning of “Consideration”

As per Section 2(31) of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017, unless the context otherwise requires, the term “consideration” has been defined, as under:

Section 2(31) of CGST Act: Definition of “Consideration” (CHAPTER I – PRELIMINARY)

“consideration” in relation to the supply of goods or services or both includes–

(a) any payment made or to be made, whether in money or otherwise, in respect of, in response to, or for the inducement of, the supply of goods or services or both, whether by the recipient or by any other person but shall not include any subsidy given by the Central Government or a State Government;

(b) the monetary value of any act or forbearance, in respect of, in response to, or for the inducement of, the supply of goods or services or both, whether by the recipient or by any other person but shall not include any subsidy given by the Central Government or a State Government.

Provided that a deposit given in respect of the supply of goods or services or both shall not be considered as payment made for such supply unless the supplier applies such deposit as consideration for the said supply.

—–

The Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 was notified by Govt. on 12 April, 2017 and CBIC has notified the commencement date for various Sections/ Provisions thereof from time to time. Subsequently, Govt. has notified the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) (Amendment) Act, 2018 on 30 Aug. 2018. However, commencement date of amended provisions of various Sections is to be separately notified by CBIC, except where specifically mentioned in the CGST Amendment Act, 2018 itself.

Related Posts:

Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 (Chapter-wise/ Section-wise)

Section 2 of CGST Act, 2017: Definitions

Leave a Reply