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ITC Availability on Ducts and Manholes for OFC Networks under Section 17(5) of CGST Act, 2017

Last updated: 28 June 2024

 Notice Date : 26 June 2024

F. No. CBIC-20001/4/2024-GST
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs 
GST Policy Wing

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 26th June, 2024

The Principal Chief Commissioners/ Chief Commissioners/ Principal Commissioners/ Commissioners of Central Tax (All)
The Principal Directors General/ Directors General (All)


Subject: Clarification on availability of input tax credit on ducts and manholes used in network of optical fiber cables (OFCs) in terms of section 17(5) of the CGST Act, 2017 -reg.

Representations have been received from Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) submitting that input tax credit (ITC) is being denied by some tax authorities on ducts and manholes used in network of optical fiber cables (OFCs)on the ground that the same is blocked as per section 17(5) of the Central Goods &Services Tax Act, 2017 (herein after referred to as the ‘CGST Act”), being in nature of immovable property (other than Plant and Machinery). It has been requested to issue clarification in respect of availability of ITC on ducts and manholes used in network of optical fiber cables (OFCs), so as to prevent unwarranted litigation in the telecommunication sector across the country.

2. In order to ensure uniformity in the implementation of the provisions of law across the field formations, the Board, in exercise of its powers conferred by section 168 (1) of the CGST Act, hereby clarifies the issue as below.

For full notification please refer to the attachment.


Notification No : 219/13/2024-GST
Published in GST
Source : https://taxinformation.cbic.gov.in/view-pdf/1003202/ENG/Circulars
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