Sunday, 16 July 2017

Govt. clarifies GST applicability on "legal services" provided by Advocates / Sr.Advocates

Legal services, which includes representational services, provided by Advocates, are under reverse charge, clarifies Finance Ministry; Govt. clarifies that legal service has been defined to mean any service provided in relation to advice, consultancy or assistance in any branch of law, in any manner and includes representational services before any court, tribunal or authority; Further, states that the words "by way of legal services", appearing in Notification No. 13/2017-Central Tax (Rate), apply to an individual advocate, senior advocate and firm of advocates; Hence, legal services provided by either of them are liable for payment of GST under reverse charge by the business entity : Finance Ministry Press Release   

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