Service Tax News, Articles, Notifications and Forms

  • Aug
  • 27
  • 2015

9 Reasons for rejection of ST-3 returns

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Now days we see that Service Tax Returns are being rejected for one or the other reasons. This article may help you some extent to file return without any problem of being rejected. REASON? Returns are being rejected due to some technical errors validated by the system. The following are some technical errors the reasons […]

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  • Aug
  • 26
  • 2015

No Service tax on free Pick-up/Home delivery of food, being ‘Sale’ in nature

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The Government vide Entry No. 19 of the Mega Exemption Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated June 20, 2012 granted exemption from payment of Service tax to Restaurants, eating joint or a mess providing service in relation to food or beverages, other than those having:

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  • Aug
  • 25
  • 2015

Services Tax- Measures Taken for Ease of doing Business in India

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Reduction in number of levies: Education Cess and Secondary & Higher Education Cess on taxable services have been subsumed in Service Tax with effect from 06.2015. [Sections 153, 159 of the Finance Act, 2015 read with notification No.14/2015-Service Tax, dated 19.05.2015 refers].

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  • Aug
  • 24
  • 2015

Analysis of Service Tax Rules, 1994

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Service Tax in India is 21 years old now. When it was introduced vide Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994) from 01.07.1994, the rules were also notified from that date, to administer this law, taking authority from section 94 (2) of the said Act. These rules are called the Service Tax Rules, 1994. These rules are the basic rules for administration of service tax and have been amended from time to time according to the need and changes in the economic and other conditions in the country.

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  • Aug
  • 22
  • 2015

Taxation of Coaching Services: Now And For Future ?

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Knowledge is an eye for the blind, ears for the deaf, strength for the weak and all in all it is a boon for the mankind. It is argued that a person who is blind is weak only in one sense but the one who is uneducated is weak by all senses. For every benefit that you receive, a Tax is levied. Perhaps this seemed never so real than today in the Indian context.

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  • Aug
  • 22
  • 2015

Point Of Taxation In Service Tax For New Services

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Rule 2(e) defines ‘point of taxation’ as the point in time when a service shall be deemed to have been provided. This will be determined as per Point of Taxation Rules 2011. The determination of point of taxation shall be crucial to determine the timing of service tax liability and the applicability of rate of service tax. The taxability will be decided by point of taxation only. The Point of Taxation rules provide for various situations to determine the point of taxation.

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  • Aug
  • 21
  • 2015

CBEC clarifies on SCN issuance & proceedings conclusion as per amended penal provisions in Service Tax and Central Excise

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The penal provisions under the Service Tax and the Central Excise has been liberalised vide the Finance Act, 2015, effective from May 14, 2015, whereby, in terms of the amended provisions, if an assessee is willing to pay the duty/tax along with interest either before the issuance of Show Cause Notice (SCN) or within 30 days from the date of issue of SCN, there shall be:

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  • Aug
  • 20
  • 2015

No Service Tax on the Amount received as a Wharfage Charges- SC

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In the case of CCE v M/s Gujarat Maritime Board Hon’ble Supreme Court held that no service tax will be levied if the amount is collected under the wharfage charges which is prescribed under the Statute and doesn’t come under the ‘Port Services.

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  • Aug
  • 18
  • 2015

Analysis of Point of Taxation Rules, 2011

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The Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 were notified on March 1, 2011 and have been amended from time to time. As mentioned in my earlier Article, service tax is one of the most important sources of revenue for the Central Government and therefore the legislators are trying to bring more and more persons under the service tax net. The introduction of Negative List Regime w.e.f. 01.07.2012 is an example of this.

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  • Aug
  • 18
  • 2015

Service Tax in India: Brief History and Meaning of ‘Service’

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The Service Tax was introduced in India around 21 years back on July 1, 1994 at the recommendations of Dr. Raja Chelliah Committee on tax reforms. The introduction of this levy in India can be termed as milestone in Indian Tax history.

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