GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 1488
ANSWERED ON 14/03/2023
GST NUMBER TO PROFESSIONALS WORKING FROM HOME
1488. Shri Naranbhai J. Rathwa:
Shri Rajmani Patel:
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether it is a fact that Management consultants, Architects and other professionals operating from their homes are not allowed to get GST numbers for working from the residential premises;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether it is a fact that post COVID-19 pandemic, most of senior professionals and consultants have started their professional activities under the Work from Home (WFH) concept; and
(d) if so, the steps Government is contemplating to allow all Professionals and Management Consultants to work from home and allot GST numbers?
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE
(SHRI PANKAJ CHAUDHARY)
(a) to (c) The Central Goods & Services Tax Act, 2017 does not restrict GST registration of Management consultants, Architects and other professionals operating from residential premises, due to covid-19 pandemic or otherwise.
(d) Does not arise in view of above.