Service Tax

Options Available to an Exporter of Services Regarding Service Tax Paid on Input Services

Its very often that exempted service are considered as any service on which service tax not payable by the assessee. But the term exempted service is explained in each rule itself. Export Services are not exempted service if those are provided and all the conditions laid down under Rule 6A of the Service Tax Rules, 1994....

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CBEC issues two Service Tax notification with same number

We found two Notification on CBEC website of Same Number i.e. Notification No. Notification No. 13/2017-Service Tax. Both are dated differently and are related to different subject. While one is dated as 12th April, 2017 and other one is dated 13th April, 2017. ...

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Service Tax Exemptions for Educational Institutions from 1st April 2017

Services provided by an educational institution (as defined) to its students, faculty and staff are exempt under clause (a) of Notification Number ST-25/2012 dated 20/06/2012....

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Service Tax Exemption to Educational Institutions Curtailed

According to present clause 9(b) of exemption Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-06-2012, exemption is provided from the levy of Service Tax in relation to services provided to an educational institution, by way of:...

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Free e-Book on Compliances of Service Tax in Banking Sector

This publication has now been revised with changes made in the Law in last year and as well as proposed by Finance Bill 2017 and contains a detailed Questionnaire for Service Tax Audit of Banks, answering which will ensure compliance with various service tax regulations....

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e-filing ST-3 / STC Return Utility for October 2017 to March 2017 available

Utilities for e-filing Service Tax Returns (ST-3 & ST3C) for the period October, 2016-March, 2017 are now available in both offline and online version. The last date of filing the ST-3/ST3C return for the said period is 25th April, 2017. To avoid congestion and inconvenience in the last minute, all assesses are requested to file [&hel...

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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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No Penalty for non payment of service Tax if no willful suppression of facts to evade tax

Mahadev Logistics, Vs Customs and Central Excise Settlement Commission (Chhattisgarh High Court) - Court is of the considered opinion that there is no willful suppression of facts to evade tax on the part of the petitioner and it was bona fide on the part of the petitioner, it was not deliberate and in absence of finding relating to mensrea recorded by the Settlement Commission, the penalty impos...

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Government cannot direct assessing officer to take a particular view: HC

M/s. All India Association of Authorized Money Changers & Money Transfer Agents Vs The Union of India & Ors. (Bombay High Court) - HC held that The Central Government cannot direct the assessing officer to take a particular view of the matter as that would be a direct interference with his powers as an assessing officer. He has to exercise the powers in accordance with law. ...

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EPF Organization Activities are not liable to Service Tax

M/s Employee Provident Fund Organization Vs CST (CESTAT Delhi) - These two appeals are against impugned orders, both dated 01/07/2010, passed by Commissioner of Service Tax, New Delhi. The appellant is an institution created by an Act of Parliament – The Employee’s Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provision Act, 1952 (EPMF & MP Act)....

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Erection / Installation work supervision by Consulting Engineer is taxable service

Super Sales Agencies Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise Coimbatore (CESTAT Chennai) - Appellant was supervisor to provide technical assistance for the purpose of erection and installation. Therefore Revenue is correct in its approach to bring the service provided by the appellant as Consulting Engineer, providing consultancy for the said service....

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HC upheld Constitutionality of Service Tax on Lottery Ticket Sale activities

M/s Future Gaming & Hotel Services (P) Ltd. Vs. Union of India & Others (Sikkim High Court) - Union-Parliament is conferred with the power and competence under Article 268A read with Entry 97, List I (Union List) to impose and levy service tax on related activities in distribution and sale of lottery tickets....

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Service Tax Return filing due date extended to 30th April 2017

Order No. 1/2017-Service Tax - (25/04/2017) - CBEC hereby extends the date of submission of the Form ST-3 for the period from 1St October 2016 to 31st March 2017, from 25th April, 2017 to 30th April. 2017....

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Shifting of office premises of various formation of Service Tax, Delhi Zone

Trade Notice No. 01/2016-17 - (24/03/2017) - Consequent upon hiring of new space for the office premises of Service Tax, Delhi Zone i.e. (i) Commissioner of Service Tax, Delhi-I,(ii) Commissioner of Service Tax, Delhi-II, (iii) Commissioner of Service Tax, Delhi-Ill, (iv) Commissioner of Service Tax, Audit-I,...

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Service Tax on Import / Export of goods by a vessel

Notification No. 15/2017-Service Tax - (13/04/2017) - Seeks to amend notification No. 30/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012 so as to specify the importer as defined under clause (26) of section 2 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) of goods as the person liable for paying service tax in case of services provided or agreed to be provided by a person located in ...

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Point of Taxation (Amendment) Rules, 2017

Notification No. 14/2017-Service Tax - (13/04/2017) - Insertion of Rule 8B in Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 for Determination of point of taxation in case of services provided by a person located in non-taxable territory to a person in non-taxable territory....

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Service Tax (Third Amendment) Rules, 2017

Notification No. 13/2017-Service Tax - (13/04/2017) - Seeks to amend Service Tax Rules, 1994 so as to,(i) Specify the importer as defined under clause (26) of section 2 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) of goods as the person liable for paying service tax in case of services provided or agreed to be provided by a person located in non-taxable [&hel...

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Service Tax Return filing due date extended to 30th April 2017

Order No. 1/2017-Service Tax (25/04/2017)

CBEC hereby extends the date of submission of the Form ST-3 for the period from 1St October 2016 to 31st March 2017, from 25th April, 2017 to 30th April. 2017....

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Shifting of office premises of various formation of Service Tax, Delhi Zone

Trade Notice No. 01/2016-17 (24/03/2017)

Consequent upon hiring of new space for the office premises of Service Tax, Delhi Zone i.e. (i) Commissioner of Service Tax, Delhi-I,(ii) Commissioner of Service Tax, Delhi-II, (iii) Commissioner of Service Tax, Delhi-Ill, (iv) Commissioner of Service Tax, Audit-I,...

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No Penalty for non payment of service Tax if no willful suppression of facts to evade tax

Mahadev Logistics, Vs Customs and Central Excise Settlement Commission (Chhattisgarh High Court)

Court is of the considered opinion that there is no willful suppression of facts to evade tax on the part of the petitioner and it was bona fide on the part of the petitioner, it was not deliberate and in absence of finding relating to mensrea recorded by the Settlement Commission, the penalty imposed upon the petitioner under Section 78 ...

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Government cannot direct assessing officer to take a particular view: HC

M/s. All India Association of Authorized Money Changers & Money Transfer Agents Vs The Union of India & Ors. (Bombay High Court)

HC held that The Central Government cannot direct the assessing officer to take a particular view of the matter as that would be a direct interference with his powers as an assessing officer. He has to exercise the powers in accordance with law. ...

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EPF Organization Activities are not liable to Service Tax

M/s Employee Provident Fund Organization Vs CST (CESTAT Delhi)

These two appeals are against impugned orders, both dated 01/07/2010, passed by Commissioner of Service Tax, New Delhi. The appellant is an institution created by an Act of Parliament – The Employee’s Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provision Act, 1952 (EPMF & MP Act)....

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Erection / Installation work supervision by Consulting Engineer is taxable service

Super Sales Agencies Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise Coimbatore (CESTAT Chennai)

Appellant was supervisor to provide technical assistance for the purpose of erection and installation. Therefore Revenue is correct in its approach to bring the service provided by the appellant as Consulting Engineer, providing consultancy for the said service....

Read More

Options Available to an Exporter of Services Regarding Service Tax Paid on Input Services

Its very often that exempted service are considered as any service on which service tax not payable by the assessee. But the term exempted service is explained in each rule itself. Export Services are not exempted service if those are provided and all the conditions laid down under Rule 6A of the Service Tax Rules, 1994....

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CBEC issues two Service Tax notification with same number

We found two Notification on CBEC website of Same Number i.e. Notification No. Notification No. 13/2017-Service Tax. Both are dated differently and are related to different subject. While one is dated as 12th April, 2017 and other one is dated 13th April, 2017. ...

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

Service Tax on Import / Export of goods by a vessel

Notification No. 15/2017-Service Tax (13/04/2017)

Seeks to amend notification No. 30/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012 so as to specify the importer as defined under clause (26) of section 2 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) of goods as the person liable for paying service tax in case of services provided or agreed to be provided by a person located in […]...

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Point of Taxation (Amendment) Rules, 2017

Notification No. 14/2017-Service Tax (13/04/2017)

Insertion of Rule 8B in Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 for Determination of point of taxation in case of services provided by a person located in non-taxable territory to a person in non-taxable territory....

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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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