Taxes applicable on payment to international artist

Mudit Gupta (Founder) (28 Points)

24 March 2015  


We are an event management company who are in business of organizing concerts. We are planning to hire an international artist for performing in our upcoming concert in Hyderabad through an agency in US. Neither the agency or artist have an office or ST registration in India.

Payments will most probably be made directly to artists bank account in a bank in US not operating in India.

I want to know do we have to deduct a TDS on this payment and are we liable to pay service tax in India over and above the artist fee?

Thanks ,