Service Tax

Budget 2017-Important Changes in Service Tax

The application fee for seeking advance ruling is to be increased from rupees two thousand five hundred(Rs 2500/-) to rupees ten thousand(Rs.10,000/-) on the lines of the Income Tax Act.( Section 96C(3) of the Finance Act, 1994)...

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Construction Industry be Careful: Budget overrides Delhi HC Judgment- Suresh Kumar Bansal

Amid of all this steps an amendment has also been made under service tax laws relating to valuation of Construction Service. The real estate sector currently comes under the ambit of service tax, when it receives sum from its buyers during the construction period ...

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Union Budget 2017- Highlights of Service Tax Proposals

A new section 96HA proposed to be inserted so as to provide for transferring the pending applications before the Authority for Advance Rulings (Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax) to the Authority constituted under section 245-O of the Income-tax Act from the stage at which such proceedings stood as on the date on which the Finance B...

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Executive Summary of Finance Bill, 2017–Service Tax

This Article is Exhaustive analysis of Amendment in Service Tax related provisions  proposed by Finance Act 2017 or Union Budget 2017 in a Tabular Format. Article explain in simple Language Relevant Clause of Finance Bill 2017 as Presented in Lok Sabha, Nature of Amendment, Date of Applicability of Amendment and a Brief on amendment in [...

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Union Budget 2017: Key Changes in Service Tax

Article Covers Changes in Service Tax carried out by union budget 2017 including changes in negative list, advance authority rules, changes in Service Tax applicability on some services etc....

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No proposal to levy 5% service tax on healthcare services

Central Government has clarified that there is NO proposal in the Union Budget 2017-18 to levy 5% Service Tax on Healthcare Services, as reported in certain Social Media circles....

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Advisory to State Governments on Levy of Service Charge by Hotels

Government has received a number of complaints from consumers through the National Consumer Helpline that some hotels and restaurants have been levying service charge at the rate of 5-20 per cent on the bills of food and beverages in lieu of tips which a consumer is forced to pay irrespective of the kind of service provided to him....

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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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No Service Tax on fees paid for grant of Airport Management to AAI

Delhi International Airport P. LTD. Vs Union of India & ORS (Delhi High Court) - As there is no representational right conferred by AAI on the petitioners, the OM DA cannot constitute a franchise in terms of Section 65(47) of the Finance Act. Further as no service is being provided by AAI to the petitioners, there cannot be said to be any taxable service in terms of section 65(1...

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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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Reg. Service Tax Exemption-Common Effluent Treatment Plant Operators

Notification No. 08/2017-Service Tax - (20/02/2017) - Central Government is satisfied that in the period from 01.07.2012 to 31.03.2015 1 according to a practice that was generally prevalent, there was non levy of service tax, on the services by the operators of Common Effluent Treatment Plant by way of treatment of effluent and this service was liable...

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Service tax on services by way of transportation of goods by a vessel

Circular No. 204/2/2017-Service Tax - (16/02/2017) - Thus, with respect to goods imported into a customs station in India intended for transhipment to any country outside India, the destination of goods is not a place in taxable territory in India but a country other than India if the same is mentioned in the import manifest or the import report as t...

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Corrigendum to Service Tax Notification No. 48/2016 dated 09.11.2016

G.S.R. 125(E) - (13/02/2017) - At page 26, in line 3, for Currency in which value of taxable service charged read Currency in which value of taxable service charged and the exchange rate of currency taken in Rs...

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Mentioning of Minor Head Code for accounting of Refund

Circular No. 203/1/2017-Service Tax - (02/02/2017) - LoP sent by many Commissionerates are not having such Minor head of account. In the absence of the minor/service wise head concerned, it is not possible to exactly identify the appropriate head of Account under which the service wise refunds are to be accounted for eventually leading to erroneous ac...

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Union Budget 2017 Notification amending services tax provisions

Notification No. 07/2017-Service Tax - (02/02/2017) - processes of electroplating, zinc plating, anodizing, heat treatment, powder coating, painting including spray painting or auto black, during the course of manufacture of parts of cycles or sewing machines upto an aggregate value of taxable service of the specified processes of one hundred and fifty...

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No Service Tax on fees paid for grant of Airport Management to AAI

Delhi International Airport P. LTD. Vs Union of India & ORS (Delhi High Court)

As there is no representational right conferred by AAI on the petitioners, the OM DA cannot constitute a franchise in terms of Section 65(47) of the Finance Act. Further as no service is being provided by AAI to the petitioners, there cannot be said to be any taxable service in terms of section 65(105) (zze)....

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Reg. Service Tax Exemption-Common Effluent Treatment Plant Operators

Notification No. 08/2017-Service Tax (20/02/2017)

Central Government is satisfied that in the period from 01.07.2012 to 31.03.2015 1 according to a practice that was generally prevalent, there was non levy of service tax, on the services by the operators of Common Effluent Treatment Plant by way of treatment of effluent and this service was liable to service tax , in the said period , w...

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Budget 2017-Important Changes in Service Tax

The application fee for seeking advance ruling is to be increased from rupees two thousand five hundred(Rs 2500/-) to rupees ten thousand(Rs.10,000/-) on the lines of the Income Tax Act.( Section 96C(3) of the Finance Act, 1994)...

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Service tax on services by way of transportation of goods by a vessel

Circular No. 204/2/2017-Service Tax (16/02/2017)

Thus, with respect to goods imported into a customs station in India intended for transhipment to any country outside India, the destination of goods is not a place in taxable territory in India but a country other than India if the same is mentioned in the import manifest or the import report as the case may be and the goods are transhi...

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Corrigendum to Service Tax Notification No. 48/2016 dated 09.11.2016

G.S.R. 125(E) (13/02/2017)

At page 26, in line 3, for Currency in which value of taxable service charged read Currency in which value of taxable service charged and the exchange rate of currency taken in Rs...

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No proposal to levy 5% service tax on healthcare services

Central Government has clarified that there is NO proposal in the Union Budget 2017-18 to levy 5% Service Tax on Healthcare Services, as reported in certain Social Media circles....

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

Advisory to State Governments on Levy of Service Charge by Hotels

Government has received a number of complaints from consumers through the National Consumer Helpline that some hotels and restaurants have been levying service charge at the rate of 5-20 per cent on the bills of food and beverages in lieu of tips which a consumer is forced to pay irrespective of the kind of service provided to him....

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

Construction Industry be Careful: Budget overrides Delhi HC Judgment- Suresh Kumar Bansal

Amid of all this steps an amendment has also been made under service tax laws relating to valuation of Construction Service. The real estate sector currently comes under the ambit of service tax, when it receives sum from its buyers during the construction period ...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Union Budget 2017- Highlights of Service Tax Proposals

A new section 96HA proposed to be inserted so as to provide for transferring the pending applications before the Authority for Advance Rulings (Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax) to the Authority constituted under section 245-O of the Income-tax Act from the stage at which such proceedings stood as on the date on which the Finance B...

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

Executive Summary of Finance Bill, 2017–Service Tax

This Article is Exhaustive analysis of Amendment in Service Tax related provisions  proposed by Finance Act 2017 or Union Budget 2017 in a Tabular Format. Article explain in simple Language Relevant Clause of Finance Bill 2017 as Presented in Lok Sabha, Nature of Amendment, Date of Applicability of Amendment and a Brief on amendment in [...

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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.

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