5% GST on Food and Drinks in Educational Institutions
Ministry of Finance
Clarification regarding GST on supply of food and drinks in educational institutions.
With a view to remove any doubt or uncertainty regarding rate of GST applicable on supply of food and drinks in educational institutions, it is clarified that: –
i. GST rate on supply of food and drinks in a mess or canteen in an educational institution attracts GST at 5% without INPUT Tax Credit (ITC).
ii. If schools up to higher secondary level supply food directly to students, then the same are exempt from GST.”