Service Tax

Analysis of Recent Pre-Budget Amendment in Service Tax

Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) on 12th of January 2017 proposed several amendments in the Service Tax Law, the details of which are as follows:...

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Service Tax on Online Information & Database access or retrieval service

This article focuses on the recent amendments regarding Service Tax on Online Information and Database access or retrieval service. Any service can come under the net of charging section Sec 66-B only if it satisfies the conditions given in the section....

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Tour Operator service-Amendment in abatement & CENVAT allowed

W.e.f. 22.01.2017, the abatement of 40% of gross amount charged for any tour operator service will be available. Therefore, w.e.f. 22.01.2017, service tax will be charged on 60% of the gross amount charged for any tour operator service. ...

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Service Tax Exemption to United Nations Offices in India

United Nations has six Principal Organs i.e. General Assembly, Security Council, Economic & Social Council, Secretariat, International Court of Justice and Trusteeship Council. Further, these Organs are being represented by the various Funds and Programmes/Departments and Offices/Subsidiaries/Functional and Regional Commissions and Other ...

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Procedure to pay OIDAR Service Tax via foreign banks by NTT Assessee

Procedure for online payment through foreign banks in respect of OIDAR Service Tax Payments by Non Taxable Territory (NTT) Assessees...

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Restaurants billing ‘service charges’ in addition to taxes is optional

Hotels and restaurants are charging 'service charge' in range of 5-20%, in lieu of tips, which a consumer is forced to pay irrespective of kind of service provided to him....

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ACES Service Desk work till late on 1st Four Saturdays of Oct 2016

The ACES Service Desk functions on working days from Monday to Friday between 9 AM and 7 PM and on Saturdays between 9 AM to 2.30 PM. However, the Service Desk will remain open from 9AM to 7PM on all Saturdays (i.e., 01.10.2016, 08.10.2016, 15.10.2016 & 22.10.2016) in the month of October, 2016 also and […]...

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Excise & Service Tax Registrants to get converted into PAN based Registrant

All the TEMP based Registrants (Central Excise & Service Tax) are advised to get converted into PAN based Registrants immediately since only the PAN based Registrants will be considered for migration to GSTN for GST implementation. For details: File1_Active_Registration click here File2-Active Registration-No payment click here File3-...

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Indirect Tax collections upto August 2016 shows 27.5% increase

The figures for indirect tax collections (Central Excise, Service Tax and Customs) upto August 2016 show that net revenue collections are at Rs 3.36 lakh crore which is 27.5% more than the net collections for the corresponding period last year. Till August 2016, 43.2% of the Budget Estimates of indirect taxes for Financial Year 2016-17 ha...

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CAG criticises Service Tax VCES, 2013

The Performance Audit of CAG revealed deficiencies in the design and enabling provisions of the Service Tax Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme, 2013 (VCES), non-compliance to provisions prescribed in various stages and inadequacies in tax administration ...

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SC Stays Delhi HC judgment on Service Tax Audit by Department or CAG

Union Of India Vs. Mega Cabs Pvt. Ltd. (Supreme Court) - In the case of Mega Cabs Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Union Of India & Ors. dated 03.06.2016 , Honorable Delhi High Court has Declared Rule 5A(2) of the Service Tax Rules, as amended, to the extent that it authorises the officers of the Service Tax Department, the audit party deputed by a Commissioner or the C...

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Assessee cannot be forced to pay entire disputed amount during pendency of assessment

Prosper Build Home Pvt. Ltd. V/s. Union Of India (Allahabad High Court) - The facts leading to the filing of the writ petition is that the petitioner provides labour in the construction of buildings to various builders under a works contract. It is alleged that under the agreement the petitioner is liable to pay service tax w.e.f. 01.07.2012....

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Service Tax on alcoholic liquor manufacture on job work basis for human consumption valid: HC

Carlsberg India Private Limited Vs. Union Of India & Ors. (Delhi High Court) - Service Tax on manufacture of alcoholic liquor for human consumption on job work basis with effect from 1st June 2015 is Constitutionally Valid: Delhi High Court. Issue Under Consideration These are three petitions filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India challenging the constitutional v...

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Service Tax on Short Term Hotel Accommodation Unconstitutional: HC

Federation Of Hotels And Restaurants Association Of India And Ors. Vs. Union of India And Ors. (Delhi High Court) - Issue Before Court The challenge in this petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India is to the constitutional validity of Section 65 (105) (zzzzv) of the Finance Act 1994 (FA) whereby the provision to any person by a restaurant, by having the facility of air-conditioning in any part of i...

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Service Tax Excess payment can be adjusted in Subsequent months

M/s. Schwing Stetter (India) Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner of Central Excise, LTU (CESTAT Chennai) - Appellant is the centrally registered taxpayer and the error committed could not be detected immediately and it took almost a month to recognise the excess payment made in the month of May, 2011 and hence it was adjusted against the tax liabilities for the month of July, 2011...

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CBEC rationalizes abatement for tour operator services

Notification No. 4/2017-Service Tax - (12/01/2017) - Seeks to amend notification No. 26/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012 so as to rationalize the Service Tax abatement on Services for tour operator services....

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Person liable to pay service tax on transportation of goods by a vessel

Notification No. 3/2017-Service Tax - (12/01/2017) - CBEC notifies person liable for paying service tax in case of services provided or agreed to be provided by a person located in non-taxable territory to a person located in non-taxable territory by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India up to the customs station of cle...

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Amendment in definition of aggregator & Peron liable to tax on goods transport by a Vesssel

Notification No. 2/2017-Service Tax - (12/01/2017) - CBEC excludes such persons from the definition of aggregator who enable a potential customer to connect with persons providing services by way of renting of hotels, inns, guest houses, clubs, campsites or other commercial places meant for residential or lodging purposes subject to fulfillment of cer...

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Reg. ST exemption on transportation of goods by a vessel & business facilitator service to bank

Notification No. 1/2017-Service Tax - (12/01/2017) - CBEC withdraw exemption from service tax for services provided or agreed to be provided by a person located in non-taxable territory to a person located in non-taxable territory by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India up to the customs station of clearance in India; ...

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Reg. Issue of Invoice for online services without digital signature

Notification No. 53/2016-Service Tax - (19/12/2016) - A person located in non taxable territory providing online information and database access or retrieval services to a non-assesse online recipient to issue online invoices not authenticated by means of a digital signature for a period upto 31st January 2017....

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Analysis of Recent Pre-Budget Amendment in Service Tax

Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) on 12th of January 2017 proposed several amendments in the Service Tax Law, the details of which are as follows:...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Service Tax on Online Information & Database access or retrieval service

This article focuses on the recent amendments regarding Service Tax on Online Information and Database access or retrieval service. Any service can come under the net of charging section Sec 66-B only if it satisfies the conditions given in the section....

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Tour Operator service-Amendment in abatement & CENVAT allowed

W.e.f. 22.01.2017, the abatement of 40% of gross amount charged for any tour operator service will be available. Therefore, w.e.f. 22.01.2017, service tax will be charged on 60% of the gross amount charged for any tour operator service. ...

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

CBEC rationalizes abatement for tour operator services

Notification No. 4/2017-Service Tax (12/01/2017)

Seeks to amend notification No. 26/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012 so as to rationalize the Service Tax abatement on Services for tour operator services....

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Person liable to pay service tax on transportation of goods by a vessel

Notification No. 3/2017-Service Tax (12/01/2017)

CBEC notifies person liable for paying service tax in case of services provided or agreed to be provided by a person located in non-taxable territory to a person located in non-taxable territory by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India up to the customs station of clearance in India....

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Amendment in definition of aggregator & Peron liable to tax on goods transport by a Vesssel

Notification No. 2/2017-Service Tax (12/01/2017)

CBEC excludes such persons from the definition of aggregator who enable a potential customer to connect with persons providing services by way of renting of hotels, inns, guest houses, clubs, campsites or other commercial places meant for residential or lodging purposes subject to fulfillment of certain conditions; ...

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Reg. ST exemption on transportation of goods by a vessel & business facilitator service to bank

Notification No. 1/2017-Service Tax (12/01/2017)

CBEC withdraw exemption from service tax for services provided or agreed to be provided by a person located in non-taxable territory to a person located in non-taxable territory by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India up to the customs station of clearance in India; (ii) exempt services provided by a busin...

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Service Tax Exemption to United Nations Offices in India

United Nations has six Principal Organs i.e. General Assembly, Security Council, Economic & Social Council, Secretariat, International Court of Justice and Trusteeship Council. Further, these Organs are being represented by the various Funds and Programmes/Departments and Offices/Subsidiaries/Functional and Regional Commissions and Other ...

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

Procedure to pay OIDAR Service Tax via foreign banks by NTT Assessee

Procedure for online payment through foreign banks in respect of OIDAR Service Tax Payments by Non Taxable Territory (NTT) Assessees...

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

Restaurants billing ‘service charges’ in addition to taxes is optional

Hotels and restaurants are charging 'service charge' in range of 5-20%, in lieu of tips, which a consumer is forced to pay irrespective of kind of service provided to him....

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |
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Latest Service Tax News India

Service tax in India is the tax which is collected by the government from service providers for providing services. The person liable to pay service tax could be a service provider or the recipient of service or any person responsible for providing services. Generally, the service tax is required to be paid on all the services except for those provided in the negative list. All the service providers together with the union and state government providers and private sector service providers too are liable for paying service tax. Services Tax Act and Service Tax Rules together with the Finance Act, 2016 has provided an increase in service tax from 12.36% to 14%. This revised service tax rate would comprise of Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess.

At Taxguru, we provide all the latest service tax notifications and service tax circulars. We bring you all the recent developments and updates to the Service Tax Act and the Service Tax Rules. From a change in the service tax rates to any change in the format service tax challan or any other service tax notification, we provide a comprehensive and detailed approach to service tax in India. You can view and download all the service tax circulars free of cost. We keep on updating our portal regularly so that we keep you posted on all the recent service tax notifications and updates.

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