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Are immigration lawyers exempted from paying GST


22-Apr-2023 (In GST Law)
I have a query. Are the law firms or Individual lawyer are exempted to pay GST if they are dealing Immigration cases in India.
Answers (2)

Answer #1
612 votes
No, there is no exemption for lawyers and law firms form GST even High court gives directions in the J.K. Mittal & Co. Vs. Union of India wherein it was observed, “till further orders, all legal services provided by advocates, law firms of advocates, or LLPs of advocates will be continued to be governed by the reverse charge mechanism unless of course any such legal service provider wants to take advantage of input tax credit and seeks to continue with the voluntary registration under Section 25(3) of the CGST Act and the corresponding provisions of IGST or DGST Act.”
Answer #2
681 votes
No, there is no exemption for lawyers and law firms from GST. All legal services provided by advocates, law firms of advocates, or LLPs of advocates will be continued to be governed by the reverse charge mechanism(RCM) unless any such legal service provider wants to take advantage of input tax credit (ITC) and seeks to continue with the voluntary registration under Section 25(3) of the CGST Act and the corresponding provisions of IGST or SGST Act.”

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