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    Under “Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Housing for All” mission for urban areas isbeing implemented with effect from 17.06.2015 to provide centralassistance to implementing agencies through States and UT’s for providing houses to all eligible families / beneficiaries. As a central sector scheme, the existing Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) component of the mission provides interest subsidy on home loans taken by eligible urban poor i.e. Economically Weaker Sections(EWS) /Lower Income Group(LIG) for acquisition

    • construction of house.Coming to taxability under Good and Service tax, for the services being provided to the persons who are eligible for the benefit of CLSS and other weaker section housing schemes are taxed at a lower rate through press release no. 132 dated 22.01.2018.



    The objective of this standard is to prescribe 

    • the minimum content of an interim financial report and 
    • the principles for recognition and measurement in complete or condensed financial statements for an interim period

    Timely and reliable interim financial reporting improves the ability of investors, creditors, and others to understand an entity’s capacity to generate earnings and cash flows and its financial condition and liquidity. 


    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), on 28 March 2018, notified Ind AS 115, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (which is based on IFRS 15, Revenue from Contracts with Customers) as part of the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Amendment Rules, 2018. 

    The new standard is effective for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 April 2018, thus aligning the Ind AS 115 applicability date with the IFRS applicability date i.e. 1 January 2018.

    Ind AS 115 replaces existing revenue recognition standards Ind AS 11, Construction Contracts and Ind AS 18, Revenue and revised guidance note of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on Accounting for Real Estate Transactions for Ind AS entities issued in 2016.


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    The issue is regarding classification of trophies and awards made of different material viz.


    Metal, Plastic, Glass, MDF/Wood, Resin etc and the questions raised before advance


    authority are as follows:


    1. If the word TROPHY is specifically mentioned under 83062920 (Article of Base Metal), So


    can all trophies made of any material be classified under this HSN?


    2. If different HSN codesare to allocated to trophies assembled of different material and if


    there is a combination of different materials and about 75% (value terms) is getting used of


    any one raw material, under which HSN code, they should be classified?


    Applicant is engaged as an Importer, Manufacturer and Trader of Trophies and Gifts made


    of different material (including their combinations) viz. Metal, Plastic, Glass, MDF/Wood,


    Resin etc.


    As per the CBEC site and other official documents the above product is classified under the


    HSN 83062920. The chapter no. 83 deals specifically with articles of BASE METAL. As


    Trophies and Awards are made of a variety of material namely METAL, PLASTIC, GLASS,


    MDF/WOOD, RESIN etc. There is no clear classification of the same under other chapters.


    As per Customs Classification, there is discrepancy of HSN allotted to these goods which


    are imported under different HSN code for this same product viz-a viz Mumbai, Kolkata &


    Delhi ports leading to variation in IGST rate for the same product.


    Question 1: If the word TROPHY is specifically mentioned under 83062920, So can we sell


    all trophies made of any material under this HSN?


    Chapter 83 specifically deals with “Miscellaneous articles of base metal”. A base metal is a


    common and inexpensive metal, as opposed to a precious metal such as gold or silver.


    It includes trophies of base metals and not of any other material. The Tariff item 83062120


    covers “Trophies”. The mere mention of the word “trophies” would not mean that


    trophies of any material would be covered by the heading.


    Base metal articles containing two or more base metals are classified as articles of that


    metal which predominates by weight over each of the other metals, except where the


    headings otherwise require (e.g., copper- headed iron or steel nails are classified in


    heading 74.15 even if the copper is not the major constituent).

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