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Pre-Schools And Higher Secondary Educational Institutes are Exempted from GST




The Good and Service Tax is included in almost every sector that includes food, petrol, clothing etc. but for the education sector the government has exempted it. Because of ‘The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act of 2009’ government has not only made education compulsory but is also providing it at economical rates.

All the Government and private institutes are not included in the GST bill. Also, services related to education that are provided by any educational institution to its student, staff and faculty that includes transportation, catering, mid day meals etc have also been exempted from GST.  The educational services mentioned below are also exempted from GST:

1. National Skill Development Corporation set up by the Government of India
2.  Sector Skill Councils approved by the National Skill Development Corporation
3.  Assessment agencies approved by the Sector Skill Council or the National Skill Development Corporation.
4. Training partners approved by the National Skill Development Corporation or the Sector Skill

Council also included with reference to the following programs:
(a) the National Skill Development Program implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation
(b) a vocational skill development course under the National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme
(c) any other Scheme implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation”.

 

However, few services that are not exempted are the following:

  1. Higher Education institution  and Private Institutions
  2. Coaching Institutes
  3. The cost of organizing education or training events.

 

By: Shruti Anand

Content: https://www.news18.com/news/india/impact-of-gst-on-education-sector-1476483.html



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