18 January 2021
A car leasing company purchases a car and claims input tax credit for the GST included in the on-road price. The leasing company leases the car to an employee of a company with whom they have a tie-up. The lease rental includes a component of interest. This interest is calculated on the on-road value inclusive of GST, notwithstanding the fact that ITC has been claimed. Is this compliant with the provisions of the National Anti-Profiteering Authority, which states that "benefit of input tax credit must be passed on to the recipient by way of commensurate reduction in prices"? In other words, if ITC has been claimed, then can GST be included in the value financed for the purpose of calculating interest? OR, should the interest be calculated on the ex-Showroom price without GST?