Understand Everything About ITC on Motor Vehicle

Understand Everything About ITC on Motor Vehicle

ITC on motor vehicle is available on GST paid under certain circumstances. In this blog, we have discussed everything about ITC on vehicle.

ITC on motor vehicle under GST

The ITC on motor vehicle under GST is available if such motor vehicles are used for making the following taxable supplies. However, there are certain conditions:

• Input Tax Credit (ITC) is admissible for motor vehicles which are used or intended to be used for transportation of goods

• ITC shall be allowable for passenger transport vehicles which are having approved seating capacity of more than 13 persons (including driver). There is no such restriction on ITC in this respect.

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ITC on motor vehicle

Cases where ITC on Motor Vehicle is not available:

1. It is not available which are used for transportation of persons having seating capacity of less than 13 including driver’s seat.
2. It is also not available on the services of general insurance, servicing, repair and maintenance on motor vehicles used for transportation of persons having seating capacity of less than 13 including driver’s seat

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Exceptions to ITC on Motor Vehicle Conditions

Exceptions to case where ITC on motor vehicle is available even if seating capacity is less than thirteen are:

• Further supply of such motor vehicles:
If the registered person deals in further supply of motor vehicles, then he can claim ITC on vehicle even if the seating capacity is less than 13.

For example, Ram Automobiles Limited is an authorized dealer of Audi Cars in Delhi. It purchases cars from Audi for further sale to retail and corporate customers. Suppose, it purchases a car from Audi at Rs. 30,00,000 (GST 8,40,000) and sells it to Mr. Y for Rs. 35,00,000 (GST 9,80,000). Ram Automobiles Limited can claim ITC of Rs. 8,40,000 as it has acquired cars for the business of further supply and shall therefore pay net tax of Rs. 1,40,000 [9,80,000 – 8,40,000].

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• Transportation of passengers:
Registered person who is engaged in the business of transportation of passengers,  can claim ITC on vehicle for GST paid on purchase of vehicles like car. This claiming of ITC is not dependent on the seating capacity of the motor vehicle.

Take for example, Lakshman Tour and Travels is in the business of providing taxi services to tourists through cars. It purchased a car for providing such services. In this case, Lakshman Tour and Travels is eligible to take ITC for GST paid on purchase of car.

• Imparting training on driving on such vehicles:
Vehicle used for imparting driving training schools are also covered under this exception. If a vehicle driving training school purchases a motor vehicle with an intention to impart training on driving on such vehicles, ITC on purchase of such motor vehicle shall be available to it.

Similar restrictions are placed on ITC of general insurance services, servicing, repairs & maintenance services in relation to passenger motor vehicles having an approved seating capacity not more than 13 persons (including driver).  According to GST law, ITC of the general insurance services, servicing, repairs & maintenance etc. shall be admissible in the three  above cases.

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Further, ITC on motor vehicle of the above input services shall also be available to a taxable person who is engaged in the manufacture of such motor vehicles.

Conclusion

To sum it up, the following table sums up where ITC on motor vehicle is available and where it is not available:

Particulars of Motor vehicle

Use or Purpose

ITC available or not?

Transportation of Goods

Any Purpose

Yes

Transportation of passenger having approved seating capacity of more than 13 persons (including driver)

Any Purpose

Yes

Transportation of passenger having approved seating capacity of 13  or less than persons ( including driver)

  • 1.Further supply of such motor vehicle

  • Transportation of passenger

  • .Imparting training on Driving

Yes

Transportation of passenger having approved seating capacity of 13 or less than persons (including driver)

Any Purpose except above 3

No

FAQs

The exemption for ITC under section 17(5) is applicable only in respect of transportation of passengers. The same exemption can not be construed in respect of employees. Therefore, if an employer employs a vehicle having seating capacity more than 13 employees, then he will be eligible for unrestricted ITC in respect of such vehicle. However, if he employs a vehicle having seating capacity of not more than 13 employees(including driver), ITC shall be blocked in respect of such motor vehicle.

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