To classify a leasing transaction either as a supply of goods or as a service, we must refer to Schedule II of the CGST Act, 2017, where, in clear guidelines relating to the classification of a transaction, a “supply of goods” or a “provision of services” has been included on the basis of certain parameters: – Does the GST apply to the tenant and subtenant, if a commercial property is leased with the power to sublet it and the rent that the tenant receives when subletting If you rent a residential property for residential purposes, it is exempt from the GST. Any other type of rental or leasing of real estate for businesses would attract an 18% GST, as it would be treated as a service. If you rent space, you must include your rental income on your tax return. You may be able to claim deductions for property-related expenses. You may also be entitled to Goods and Services Tax (GST) and GST credits. Note: A simple option to purchase assets at the end of the lease period does not cover the term “transfer of ownership”. It follows from the foregoing that the GST does not distinguish between financing and operating contracts. What matters is whether or not the rental transactions are a “transfer of ownership”. I am renting a building for commercial purposes. I would like to file a lease deed with the under-secretariat of the sub-registration.. .