Companies will have to pay GST on the remuneration they give to directors. Clay Craft India Pvt. Ltd had filed application before the Rajasthan bench of the AAR and sought clarification on whether salaries paid to directors would attract Goods and Services Tax. It was brought to the notice that its directors are working as employees for which they are being compensated by way of a regular salary and other allowances and the company is deducting TDS on their salary and PF laws are also applicable to their service. Therefore, in all practical purposes these directors are the employees of the company and are working as such besides being Director of the company. In its ruling, the AAR said, the consideration paid to the directors by the applicant company will attract GST under reverse charge mechanism, further, while analysing the case, said that Director is the supplier of services and the applicant company is the recipient of the services. It said that the Central Tax (Rate) notification clearly states that services supplied by a Director of a company will be considered as supply and hence directors cannot be called an employee. So it is very clear that the services rendered by the Director to the company for which consideration is paid to them in any head is liable for GST under RCM (Reverse Charge Mechanism) as has been ruled by AAR. The consideration paid to the Directors by the applicant company will attract GST under reverse charge mechanism as it is covered under entry No. 6 of Notification No. 13/2017 Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 issued under Section 9(3) of the CGST Act, 2017.