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Place of Supply of Banking and Financial Services

Updated on: Mar 7th, 2022


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GST is a consumption based destination tax. A tax payer has to be registered in all the states in which he is supplying/selling. Now, most banks have a pan-India presence which means they are required to register in ALL states. In addition to this, banks provide services to their own branches and also to other banks.

Transactions between branches are taxable under GST. Owing to the nature and volume of other services (apart from normal banking services) provided by banks and NBFCs such as lease transactions, hire purchase, actionable claims, fund and non-fund based services etc., GST compliance will be complex.

This article deals with the place of supply of banking and financial services from the point of the customers and what they will be charged. Please read our article on Impact of GST on Banks and NBFCs to know the bank’s perspective.

Place of Supply of Banking and Financial Services

place of supply of banking and financial services

Here’s a table with examples-  

place of supply of banking and financial services

**** In all these examples, it is assumed that the person has crossed the number of free ATM transactions and is now charged for cash withdrawal.

Place Of Supply of Advertisement Services to Government

For advertisement services to-

  • Central Government
  • State Government
  • Statutory body
  • Local authority

Place of supply will be each such State/UT. If there is more than one state then all the states will be considered as place of supplies in proportion to the value of services. The states will share GST in proportion to the value of services.

Example 1: Specific state ad PVR Cinemas (Bangalore branches) agrees to show a Don’t-Drink-And-Drive awareness ad from Karnataka government before every movie. Place of supply: Karnataka GST: CGST+SGST

Example 2: Ad for entire India Central Government gives an advertisement contract to ADS Ltd. to promote Make-In-India in all the states. ADS Ltd. is registered in Delhi. Places of supply: Delhi plus all other states and union territories GST: Delhi- CGST+UTGST          

All other states/UTs- IGST

How our software can help you?

ClearTax GST Software will make your life much easier. For your sales invoices, you do not have to calculate the place of supply each and every time. All you need to do you see enter the details of your buyer in the contacts master.

You can use ClearTax Bill Book to generate sales invoices. Based on you buyer’s and your GSTIN the software will automatically calculate the place of supply according to the provisions and inform you whether you will charge CGST/SGST or IGST.

For your purchases invoices, all you need to do is upload the excel copy of your purchase invoices. The software will do the rest. We have an entire series of articles on place of supply-

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