CBDT had issued Circular No.1/2014 wherein it was clarified that TDS had to be deducted on the amount paid/payable without including service tax component. In other words, no TDS would be deducted on service tax component when amount of service tax is shown separately in the invoice.
After implementation of GST across the country with effect from July 1, 2017, CBDT has received various references for treatment of GST component on services. Now the CBDT has clarified (vide Circular 23/2017) that if as per terms of the agreement of the payee and payer ‘GST on services’ component has been indicated seperately in the invoice, then no tax would be deducted on GST component. GST will include CGST, SGST, IGST, UTGST.