Govt notification on no service tax for ready to move flat

Swapnil (Others) (34 Points)

31 March 2016  

Hi all,

I think there is a govt rule that if I am purchasing a ready possession flat from a builder, then the builder cannot charge Service Tax and Vat from the buyer (because it is not a service anymore) on the paid amount. But If it is under construction flat when I make the payment, only then they are allowed to charge the Service Tax + Vat. 

So far so good. My question is - Does anyone have (or can I get it from somewhere) the notification or gazette from the government which clearly mentions this? I need to take this notification and take it to the builder from whom I am purchasing the ready to move in flat, on which he is insisting that I need to pay him Service Tax + Vat.

Any help will be appreciated !