Do you Provide Legal Services – Read to examine the service tax liability

‘All good things come to an end’ is a famous quote & the same was appositely applied in the context of Legal Consultancy Services by Finance Act 2009 and now again by the Finance Bill 2011

The privilege of being a non‐ taxable service, enjoyed by the legal fraternity for the last fifteen years came to an end, though in a limited way on 01.09.2009 wherein consultancy, advice or technical assistance provided in any discipline of law was brought within the ambit of Service, provided it was being provided by a business entity to Business Entity.

This Budget has extended its fangs to cover a wider scope of Legal Consultancy Services including representational services.

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1 Comment

  • Aditya Kumar

    The Budget 2016-17 has made further changes to the taxability of lawyers – especially senior advocates bringing them in the ambit under forward charge.

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