No GST on food served by hospitals to in-patients

NEW DELHI: The GST will not be charged on the price of meals served to sufferers by way of hospitals as steered by way of docs, the federal government has mentioned.
However, sufferers who aren't admitted will have to pay tax at the general price of meals served by way of the hospital.

In a collection of FAQs, the Revenue Department additionally clarified that no Goods and Services Tax (GST) can be levied on products and services supplied by way of senior docs/specialists/ technicians employed by way of the hospitals as these are covered under healthcare products and services.


The FAQ mentioned that meals equipped to in-patients aren't one after the other taxable as they form part of composite provide of healthcare, which is exempt under the GST.


"Food supplied to in-patients as advised by the doctor/nutritionists is a part of composite supply of healthcare and not separately taxable. Other supplies of food by a hospital to patients (not admitted) or their attendants or visitors are taxable," it mentioned.


As in line with GST law, healthcare products and services were outlined to incorporate any carrier by the use of analysis or treatment or handle illness, damage, deformity, abnormality or pregnancy in any recognised system of medicine in India.


"The entire amount charged by them (hospitals) from the patients, including the retention money and the fee/payments made to the doctors etc, is towards the healthcare services provided by the hospitals to the patients and is exempt (from GST)," the FAQ mentioned.
No GST on food served by hospitals to in-patients No GST on food served by hospitals to in-patients Reviewed by kailash soni on February 14, 2018 Rating: 5
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