THE INTEGRATED GOODS AND SERVICES TAX ACT, 2016
Section 12 Model IGST Law [ Nov 2016]
- Special provision for payment of tax by a supplier of online information and database access or retrieval services located outside India to specified person in the taxable territory
(1) On supply of online information and database access or retrieval services by any person located in a non-taxable territory and received by non-taxable online recipient the supplier of service located in a non-taxable territory shall be the person liable for paying IGST:
PROVIDED that in case the supply of online information and database access or retrieval services by any person located in a non-taxable territory and received by nontaxable online recipient, an intermediary located in the non-taxable territory, who arranges or facilitates provision of such service, shall be deemed to be receiving such services from the service provider in non-taxable territory and supplying such services to the non-taxable online recipient except when such intermediary satisfies all the following conditions, namely :-
(a) the invoice or customer’s bill or receipt issued or made available by such intermediary taking part in the supply clearly identifies the service in question and its supplier in non-taxable territory;
(b) the intermediary involved in the supply does not authorise the charge to the customer or take part in its charge i.e. intermediary neither collects or processes payment in any manner nor is responsible for the payment between the non-assesse online recipient and the supplier of such services;
(c) the intermediary involved in the supply does not authorise delivery;
(d) the general terms and conditions of the supply are not set by the intermediary involved in the supply but by the service provider.
(2) The supplier of online information and database access or retrieval services referred in sub-section (1) shall, for payment of IGST, take a single registration under a Simplified Registration Scheme as may be prescribed:
PROVIDED that any person located in taxable territory representing such supplier for any purpose in the taxable territory shall take a registration and pay IGST on behalf of the supplier:
PROVIDED FURTHER that if such supplier does not have a physical presence or does not have a representative for any purpose in the taxable territory, he may appoint a person in the taxable territory for the purpose of paying IGST and such person shall be liable for paying IGST.