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Cessation of supply of services before the completion of the supply

Cessation of supply of services before the completion of the supply

As per Section 31(6) of the CGST Act 2017 where the supply of services ceases before the completion of the supply, the invoice is to be issued at the time when the supply ceases and such invoice shall be issued to the extent of the supply made before such cessation.

Illustration 7: A contract for supply of professional services was entered for ` 5,00,000 for the period of two months on 20th July 2017. However, on 16th August 2017, the recipient informed the supplier that he is not willing to receive any more services under the contract. Both of them mutually agree that the services provided till date can be valued at ` 3,50,000. The invoice for this was issued on 20th August 2018 and the payment was made by the recipient on 25th August 2018.

Answer: Here the cessation of supply of services occurs on 16th August 2017. The date by which the invoice should have been raised was also 16th August 2017. However, the invoice was issued on 20th August 2017 which is after the prescribed time period. So, the time of supply will be the earlier of the date of completion of service (16th August 2017) and the date of payment (25th August 2017) which will be 16th August 2017

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