Usually, the supplier of goods or services registered under GST pay the tax to the government. But, in reverse charge GST mechanism, the suppliers of the service or goods will not be charging GST but the recipient itself will pay the GST on his own. This method of tax collection aims at reducing tax evasion, especially in the organized sector.
Cases, where this reverse charge will be applicable, are listed below. If your organization is receiving any of the following services, then as a recipient you are liable to pay GST under reverse charge to the government.
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In the case of a reverse charge, the time of supply shall be the earliest of the following dates:
1. The date of receipt of goods
2. The date of payment
3. The date immediately after 30 days from the date of issue of an invoice by the supplier
If it is not possible to determine the time of supply, the time of supply shall be the date of entry in the books of account of the recipient.
|Particulars of services||Who is liable to pay reverse charge|
|Purchases of goods and services from an unregistered supplier||If the receiver is a registered entity – they should be paying the reverse charge on the same. |
(However, this provision is on hold because of complications involved in it. The government will notify a future date from when it will be applicable)
|Services by way of sponsorship to any body corporate or partnership||Any body corporate or partnership firm located in taxable territory|
|Supply of services by a Goods Transport agency – who has not charged GST @ 12% in invoice||Factory, society, Any registered GST entity, any body corporate, partnership firm.|
|Services provided by director of the company to the body corporate.||The company or body corporate located in taxable territory|
|Services provided by an individual advocate or firm of advocates||Any business entity located in taxable territory|
|Services provided by a person in non-taxable territory to the person in taxable territory||Any person located in the taxable territory other than non-taxable online recipient.|
|Services by an arbitrary tribunal to a business entity||Any business entity located in taxable territory|
|Services provided by the Central government or Union territory or state government||Any business entity located in the taxable territory.|
|Services provided by an insurance agent to Insurance company||Insurance company will be liable|
|Services provided by recovery agents to the banks||Banks will be liable|
|Services provided by an author, music composer, writer, artist, etc.||Publisher or producer will be liable|
|Services provided by members of RBI to RBI||RBI is liable|
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