Seniors Advocates & Including Individual Advocates Exempted From GST Registration

Team SoOLEGAL 19 Jun 2017 3:28am

Seniors Advocates & Including Individual Advocates Exempted From GST Registration

In the 16th meeting of Goods and Services Tax Council held on 11th of June,2017, the GST Council has decided to exempt individual advocates including Senior Advocates from GST registration.

Services provided or agreed to be provided to a person including a business unit with a turnover up to twenty lakhs in preceding financial year by an individual advocate or firm of advocates will continue to be service tax free under the new GST regime also. Both direct and indirect legal services are not taxable.

Although the service tax is exempted for Senior Advocate providing service to Person and business entity with turnover less than twenty lakhs, the service provided by a senior advocate to an Advocate firm or Advocates is not exempted. Similarly, the services provided by an arbitral tribunal to any business entity whose turnover is less than twenty lakhs are also not taxable.

Read the decisions in regard to Services taken by the GST Council in the 16th meeting held on 11th of June 2017 here.

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