GST Question while buying Domain and/or Hosting

GST Question while buying Domain and/or Hosting

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I’m trying to buy a domain and need to know if I should be concerned about GST as an individual?
I’m not selling any goods or services. I’m confused about all this halla on gst, gstin…

Any help is appreciated

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No, you don’t need to worry about anything. GST filing is for sellers, not buyers.

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Case 1: Webhosting companies having their offices in India will include 18% GST automatically in final price biggrin
(Digital Ocean, Godaddy, Hostgator, Bluehost)

Case 2: Remaining companies won’t charge you as they have no office here and so liability would be on you.(final consumer)
(Vultr, OVH, NameCheap)


For Case 1 companies – you have zero liability as GST was collected by webhosting company.

And in Case 2 – Liability is on you but I guess nobody pays for it biggrin

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Original wrote:

Case 1: Webhosting companies having their offices in India will include 18% GST automatically in final price biggrin
(Digital Ocean, Godaddy, Hostgator, Bluehost)

Case 2: Remaining companies won’t charge you as they have no office here and so liability would be on you.(final consumer)
(Vultr, OVH, NameCheap)


In case 2, what do you mean by liability is mine? If they are not charging it, that must be according to laws. What exactly do i have to do in this case?
I’m thinking of buying either from godaddy or Google

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goldigger wrote:

In case 2, what do you mean by liability is mine? If they are not charging it, that must be according to laws. What exactly do i have to do in this case?
I’m thinking of buying either from godaddy or Google

Godaddy and Google will collect GST from you and that would be included in your final amount biggrin
So in your case you should not worry about GST implication….

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Godaddy and Google will collect GST from you and that would be included in your final amount biggrin
So in your case you should not worry about GST implication….

Thanks. That helps.
However, I still want to know what did you mean by My Liability? Could you explain in simple terms may be in a line or two?
There will be companies who won’t include GST in invoice for various services so what would I have to do in such a case? Do I need to go to govt. and tell them that I bought this from so and so company and they didn’t collect gst so here’s the tax…

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goldigger wrote:

Thanks. That helps.
However, I still want to know what did you mean by My Liability? Could you explain in simple terms may be in a line or two?
There will be companies who won’t include GST in invoice for various services so what would I have to do in such a case? Do I need to go to govt. and tell them that I bought this from so and so company and they didn’t collect gst so here’s the tax…

In that case you have to pay GST on reverse charge basis biggrin


Foreign company(Registered) >> provides service >> Indian company/business
~ Company is liable to collect GST and should pay tax to Indian government.

Foreign company(Not Registered under GST in India) >> provides service >> Indian company/business
~ Consumer of goods/services is liable to pay GST on reverse charge basis biggrin

Helpful articles:

https://cleartax.in/s/reverse-char...st

What happens if the receiver of goods and/or services is required to pay tax under Reverse Charge but is not a registered dealer?
~ All taxpayers required to pay tax under reverse charge have to register for GST and the threshold of Rs 20 Lakhs is not applicable to them.

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Original wrote:

In that case you have to pay GST on reverse charge basis biggrin


Foreign company(Registered) >> provides service >> Indian company/business
~ Company is liable to collect GST and should pay tax to Indian government.

Foreign company(Not Registered under GST in India) >> provides service >> Indian company/business
~ Consumer of goods/services is liable to pay GST on reverse charge basis biggrin

Helpful articles:

https://cleartax.in/s/reverse-char...st

What happens if the receiver of goods and/or services is required to pay tax under Reverse Charge but is not a registered dealer?
~ All taxpayers required to pay tax under reverse charge have to register for GST and the threshold of Rs 20 Lakhs is not applicable to them.

Thanks.
Can’t understand most of it.

Appreciate your time and effort though.

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goldigger wrote:

Thanks.
Can’t understand most of it.

Appreciate your time and effort though.

In case 1, you don’t have to register for GST as foreign seller is already collecting taxes and paying to Indian government.
In case 2, where foreign seller isn’t registered here in India, you have to pay tax yourself by applying for GST registration and then pay GST on reverse charge basis.

Explained in simple terms, I hope this helps biggrin


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Original wrote:

In case 1, you don’t have to register for GST as foreign seller is already collecting taxes and paying to Indian government.
In case 2, where foreign seller isn’t registered here in India, you have to pay tax yourself by applying for GST registration and then pay GST on reverse charge basis.

Explained in simple terms, I hope this helps biggrin


This is probably the most stupid of all laws ever. How can a consumer keep track of all his purchases, calculate tax and pay on behalf of someone else?
Instead of holding the service provider accoutable, govt. is holding the consumer accountable for his purchases. Heights of stupidity. What else can be expected of Modi govt.

Thanks anyway for all your valuable inputs.

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goldigger wrote:

This is probably the most stupid of all laws ever. How can a consumer keep track of all his purchases, calculate tax and pay on behalf of someone else?
Instead of holding the service provider accoutable, govt. is holding the consumer accountable for his purchases. Heights of stupidity. What else can be expected of Modi govt.

Thanks anyway for all your valuable inputs.

Its not stupid, individual user for whom yearly tax audit is not necessary need not be concerned about GST liability. Registered businesses and or professionals that are required to have yearly audit need to account for all this.

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Original wrote:

In that case you have to pay GST on reverse charge basis ..

Do you know if Google Pay accepts HDFC NetSafe cards? I don’t want to store my card details in their server.

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goldigger wrote:

Do you know if Google Pay accepts HDFC NetSafe cards? I don’t want to store my card details in their server.

Don’t know brother, don’t have HDFC bank account….

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Don’t know brother, don’t have HDFC bank account….

Okay. Any idea if they accept Virtual Cards of any bank?
Netsafe is a Virtual Card with specified amount and timed expiry.

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goldigger wrote:

Okay. Any idea if they accept Virtual Cards of any bank?
Netsafe is a Virtual Card with specified amount and timed expiry.

I have used netsafe back in 2012 using my friend’s HDFC account biggrin
Have used Kotak VCC (own account) as well….

But never used on Play store and I guess it won’t work…

Only card I am aware that used to work on Playstore was DigiPurse by UBI….

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