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Tenants will have to pay 18% GST on house rent? Know the truth behind this claim

There was a lot of confusion regarding payment of GST on housing rent. However, the government has clarified on the issue concerning new GST rules on payment of rental. 

Tenants will have to pay 18% GST on house rent? Know the truth behind this claim

New Delhi: There was a lot of confusion regarding payment of GST on housing rent. However, the government has clarified on the issue concerning new GST rules on payment of rental. 

The new GST rule on rent came into effect from 18th July. However, it also led to certain misinformation with reports stating that tenants need to pay 18% GST on house rent.

Rebutting the claims, PIB tweeted that renting of residential unit taxable only when it is rented to business entity️. PIB has listed out three important things concerning GST on rent.

-- Renting of residential unit taxable only when it is rented to business entity

-- No GST when it is rented to private person for personal use

-- No GST even if proprietor or partner of firm rents residence for personal use
 


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