According to Section 65 (105) (zzzzm), any service provided or to be provided
(i) to any person, by a business entity, in relation to advice, consultancy or assistance in any branch of law, in any manner;
(ii) to any business entiry, by any person, in relation to representational services before any court, tribunal or authority;
(iii) to any business entity, by an arbitral tribunal, in respect of arbitration.
Explanation - For the purposes of this item, the expressions "arbitration" and "arbitral tribunal" shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996;
According to Section 65 (19b) “business entity” includes an association of persons, body of individuals, company or firm, but does not include an individual;
(a) Small service providers whose aggregate value of taxable services rendered in the previous year has not exceeded the limit of Rs. 10,00,000/- (Service Tax Notification No. 08/2008-S.T., dated 01.03.2008)
(b) Services provided to the United Nations or International Organisations
(c) Services provided to Special Economic Zones (SEZ) units (including unit under construction) and SEZ developers
(d) Services which are exported as per ‘Export of Services’ Rules
(e) Services provided for official or personal use of foreign diplomatic missions and family members of diplomatic missions.
(f) Services provided by Reserve Bank of India
(g) Out of total value of service provided proportionate value of goods and material provided by the Service Provider
Legal Service: Provided from abroad: legal services cannot be taxed under the category of management consultant services: Stay granted.