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Place of Supply of Services under Model GST Act, 2016

Place of Supply of Services under Model GST Act, 2016
CA Ankit Gulgulia (Jain) | ankitgulgulia@gmail.com
16.Place of supply of services

(1) The provisions of this section shall apply to determine the place of supply of services.

(2) The place of supply of all services, except those services specified in sub-sections (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12) and (13), made to a registered person shall be the location of the service receiver.

(3) The place of supply of all services, except those services specified in sub-sections (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12) and (13), made to any person other than a registered person shall be the location of the service provider.   

(4) The place of supply of services,-

(a) in  relation  to  an  immovable  property,  including  services  provided  by architects,interior decorators,  surveyors, engineers and  other related experts or estate agents, any service provided by way of   grant of rights to  use  immovable  property  or  for  carrying  out  or  co-ordination  of construction work, or

(b) by  way  of  lodging     accommodation  by  a  hotel,  inn,  guest  house, homestay, club or campsite, by whatever name called and including a house boat or any other vessel, or

(c) by way of accommodation in any immovable property for organizing any marriage or reception or matters related therewith, official, social, cultural, religious or business function including services provided in relation to such function at such property, shall be the location at which the immovable property or boat or vessel is located or intended to be located.

Explanation: Where the immovable property or boat or vessel is located in more than one State, the supply of service shall be treated as made in each of the States in proportion to the value for services separately collected or determined, in terms of the contract or agreement entered into in this regard or, in the absence of such contract or agreement, on such other reasonable basis as may be prescribed in this behalf.

(5) are actually performed.The place of supply of restaurant and catering services and services in relation to training, performance appraisal, personal grooming, fitness, beauty treatment, health services including cosmetic and plastic surgery shall be the location where the services place of supply of services provided by way of—

admission  to    a  cultural,  artistic,  sporting,  scientific,  educational,  or entertainment   event or amusement park or any other place, or organization  of  a  cultural,  artistic,  sporting,  scientific,  educational  or entertainment  event  including  supply  of  service  in  relation  to a conference, fair, exhibition, celebration or similar events, or services ancillary to such admission to or organization of any of the above events or services, or

(d) assigning of sponsorship of any of the above events, shall be the place where the event is actually held.

Explanation: Where the event is held in more than one State and a consolidated amount is charged for supply of services relating to such event, the place of supply of such services shall be taken as being in the each of the States in proportion to the value of services so provided in each State as ascertained from the terms of the contract or agreement entered into in this regard or, in absence of such contract or agreement, on such other reasonable basis as may be prescribed in this behalf.

(7) mail or courier to,

(a) The place of supply of services by way of transportation of goods, including by a registered person, shall be the location of such service receiver;

(b) a personother than a registered person, shall be the location at which such goods are handed over for their transportation.

(8) The place of supply of passenger transportation service shall be the place where the passenger embarks on the conveyance for a continuous journey.

Provided that where the right to passage is given for future use and the point of embarkation is not known at the time of issue of right to passage, the place of supply of such service shall be determined in the manner specified in sub-sections (2) or (3), as the case may be.

Explanation: For the purposes of this sub-section, the return journey shall be treated as a separate journey even if the right to passage for onward and return journey is issued at the same time.

(9) The place of supply of services on board a conveyance such as vessel, aircraft, train or motor vehicle, shall be the location of the first scheduled point of departure of that conveyance for the journey.

(10) The  place  of  supply  of  telecommunication  services including data transfer, broadcasting, cable and direct to home television services to any person shall— (a) in case of services by way of fixed telecommunication line, leased circuits, internet leased circuit, cable or dish antenna, be the location where the telecommunication line, leased circuit or cable connection or dish antenna is installed for receipt of services;

(b) in case of mobile connection for telecommunication and internet services provided  on  post-paid  basis,  be  the  location  of  billing  address  of  the service receiver on record of the service provider;

(c) in  cases  where  mobile  connection  for  telecommunication  and  internet service  are  provided  on  pre-payment  through  a  voucher  or  any  other means,  be  the  location  where  such  pre-payment  is  received  or  such vouchers are sold:

Provided that if such pre-paid service is availed or the recharge is made through internet  banking  or  other  electronic  mode  of  payment,  the  location  of  the  service receiver on record of the service provider shall be the place of supply of such service.

(11)   The place of supply of banking and other financial services including stock broking services to any person shall be the location of the service receiver on the records of the service provider:

Provided that if the service is not linked to the account of the receiver, the place of supply shall be location of the service provider.

(12) The place of supply of insurance services shall:

(a) to a registered person, be the location of the service receiver; and

(b) to a person other than a registered person, be the location of the service receiver on the records of the service provider.


Provided that for all general insurance services related to an immovable property, the place of supply of services shall be the location of the property.

(13) The place of supply of advertisement services to the Central Government, a State Government, a statutory body or a local authority meant for identifiable States, shall be taken as located in each of such States and the value of such supplies specific to each State  shall  be  in  proportion  to  amount  attributable  to  service  provided  by  way  of dissemination in the respective States as may be determined in terms of the contract or agreement entered into in this regard or, in the absence of such contract or agreement, on such other reasonable basis as may be prescribed in this behalf.
Source:- Sub-committee II Report on Model GST Act, 2016

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