Topic Name – Whether actionable claims liable to GST
As per section 2(52) of the CGST/SGST Act actionable claims are to be considered as goods. Schedule III read with Section 7 of the CGST/SGST Act lists the activities or transactions which shall be treated neither as supply of goods nor supply of services.
The Schedule lists actionable claims other than lottery, betting and gambling as one of such transactions. Thus only lottery, betting and gambling shall be treated as supplies under the GST regime. All the other actionable claims shall not be supplies.
What is Actionable Claims
Actionable claim means a debt or a claim on which action can be started in a Court of law for comfort or relief. The civil Courts recognized as giving the grounds for relief whether such claims are conditional, accruing and other. The actionable claim is defined under section 3 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882. In general terms, an actionable claim is a debt or claim for which the person can take an action and also approach the Court for recovery his debt or claim.
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