Section 2(15) of IGST Act: Meaning of “Location of the Supplier of Services”
As per Section 2(15) of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) Act, 2017, unless the context otherwise requires, the term “location of the supplier of services” has been defined, as under:
Section 2(15) of IGST Act: Meaning of “Location of the Supplier of Services” (CHAPTER I – PRELIMINARY)
“location of the supplier of services” means,-
(a) where a supply is made from a place of business for which the registration has been obtained, the location of such place of business;
(b) where a supply is made from a place other than the place of business for which registration has been obtained (a fixed establishment elsewhere), the location of such fixed establishment;
(c) where a supply is made from more than one establishment, whether the place of business or fixed establishment, the location of the establishment most directly concerned with the provision of the supply; and
(d) in absence of such places, the location of the usual place of residence of the supplier.
The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) Act, 2017 was notified by Govt. on 12 April, 2017 and CBIC has notified the commencement date for various Sections/ Provisions thereof from time to time. Subsequently, Govt. has notified the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) (Amendment) Act, 2018 on 30 Aug. 2018. However, commencement date of amended provisions of various Sections is to be separately notified by CBIC, except where specifically mentioned in the IGST Amendment Act, 2018 itself.