December 16, 2021

The basic principles of Place of Supply of services when the location of supplier or the location of recipient is outside India, has been drawn largely from the Place of Provision of Services Rules, 2012 (POPS) under erstwhile service tax regime. It has also been mentioned that in order to prevent double taxation or non-taxation of the supply of a service, or for the uniform application of rules, the Central Government shall have the power to notify any description of service or circumstances in which the place of supply shall be the place of effective use and enjoyment of service.

Nature of Transaction

Place of Supply of Goods

Place of supply of services except below mentioned cases

Location of the recipient of service

Services in respect of Goods which are required to be made physically available

If the services performed from remote location by electronic means

Services to Individual which require physical presence of such person

  • Where the services are actually performed
  • Location where the goods are located at the time of supply of services
  • Where the services are actually performed
  1. Services in relation to immovable property including ancillary services
  2. Lodging accommodation by hotel, inn, club, guest house etc.
  3. Grant of right to use immovable property

Where the Immovable property is located or intended to be located

Admission to any event

Eg: Cultural, educational, entertainment, artistic, sport etc.

Location where the event is actually held

Services referred to above cases is supplied in more than one location including Taxable territory

Services referred to above cases is supplied in more than one state or UT

  • Location in the taxable territory
  • Location of each of the respective state or UT and value of services shall be on proportionate basis
  1. Services by Banks, financial institutions and NBFC’s to A/s holders
  2. Intermediary services
  3. Hiring of means of transport up to one month excluding aircrafts, vessels

Location of supplier of service

Services by way transportation of goods other than by way of mail or courier

Place of destination of such goods

Passenger transportation services

Place where the passenger embarks on the conveyance for continuous journey

Services on board conveyance such as vessel, aircraft, motor car, and train in during transportation

Location of first scheduled point of departure for the journey

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