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Service Tax

Service Tax – Krishi Kalyan Cess – New levy wef 01st June, 2016

The Finance Act, 2016 under Chapter VI has introduced a new cess named ‘Krishi Kalyan Cess’ (KKC) on all taxable services at the rate of 0.5% of the value of such services for the purposes of financing and promoting initiatives to improve agriculture or any other purpose. This cess would come into force from 01.06.2016 and would be le...

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Changes vide Service Tax Notifications at the time of Budget 2016

In this article, we have herein below summarized the amendments made by notifications in service tax law. Cenvat credit on Input Services has now been allowed for the services of transportation of goods by Rail (Other than transport of goods in containers by rail by any person other than Indian Railways). (There is an abatement of 70% for...

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Brief on Service Tax Related advance Ruling

The businessman would like to be clear in his mind about various aspects of his venture and risks involved. He would like to get clear verdict about his doubts in respect of taxation matters, before he decides to venture in the new business. Otherwise, he may be exposed to certain unexpected risks which may have serious adverse consequenc...

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Effect of Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC) Related New Notifications

Vide Notification No. 27/2016-ST dated 26.05.2016, it has been notified that w.e.f. 1.6.2016, wherever reverse charge mechanism is applicable in terms of Notification No. 30/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012, the same (reverse charge) shall be applicable mutatis mutandis for the purpose of Krishi Kalyan Cess....

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FAQS on Service Provided by Government or Local Authority

In today’s scenario, every business entity has to make multiple kinds of payment to the Government or local authority. While making these payments, it is now important for these business entities to realize the repercussions of these payments from a service tax point of view as well. This is because a number of services provided by Gove...

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Simplified Approach to Service Tax – A Complete Analysis

This book contains the latest law and procedures involved in Service Tax, including all the amendments incorporated by Finance Act, 2016 and notification, circulars & case laws upto 18th May’2016. It is an attempt to provide professionals with an in-depth analysis of crucial aspects of this law through a simplified approach. Also the bo...

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Rajya Sabha Passes Finance Bill 2016

Finance bill 2016 was presented in Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley on 29th February 2016 and same was approved by Lok Sabha with Amendments on 5th May 2016. The bill was first Presented in Rajya Sabha for approval on 09th May 2016 and bill finally got the Approval of Rajya Sabha on […]...

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TARC Recommendations in four Reports submitted to Government

The Tax Administration Reforms Commission (TARC) headed by Dr. Parthasarathi Shome submitted its report in four volumes containing a total of 385 recommendations that pertain to Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and 201 recommendations that pertain to Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). ...

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Download Finance Bill 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha

THE FINANCE BILL, 2016- Bill No. 18-C of 2016- AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA ON 05.05.2016 Finance Bill 2016 was passed by Lok Sabha on 05.05.2016 as informed by us to our readers by our article  ‘Lok Sabha Passes Finance Bill 2016‘. In the Article we have attached notice of the amendment to Finance Bill, […]...

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Lok Sabha Passes Finance Bill 2016

As per the reports received by us Finance bill 2016 is passed by Lok Sabha today . Finance bill 2016 was having 128 clauses proposing amendment to Income Tax Act, 1961. Finance bill 2016 was presented in Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley  on 29th February 2016. Bill passed by Lok Sabha has 47 […]...

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SCN cannot be issued to debtors until tax liability crystallise – HC

M/s Quality Fabricators and Erectors Vs. The Deputy Director, DGCEI, Zonal Unit Mumbai and Others (High Court Of Bombay) - In the case of M/s Quality Fabricators and Erectors Vs. The Deputy Director, DGCEI, Zonal Unit Mumbai and Others, it was held that in case of non payment of service tax by the assessee, the notices for recovery cannot be issued to assessee’s debtors unless the liability has been crystallised. ...

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Tax exemption can’t be denied for Service fee designation in Rs.

Commissioner of Service Tax Vs. Balaji Telefilms Ltd. (CESTAT Mumbai) - It is held that although contract, undoubtedly, designates the consideration in Indian rupees so that the service provider is not put to loss on account of currency fluctuations and merely because Service provider designates the consideration in Indian rupees, his Service Tax Exemption on Exports ca...

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Principle of Natural justice should be followed while deciding matter

Mittal Construction Co. V. Commissioner of Central Excise, Ludhiana (High Court of Punjab & Haryana) - Principles of natural justice are those rules which have been laid down by the Courts as being the minimum protection of the rights of the individual against the arbitrary procedure that may be adopted by a judicial, quasi-judicial and administrative authority while making an order affecting those r...

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Tribunal’s decisions binding on lower authorities

K.R.S. Enterprises (P.) Ltd. VS. Commissioner of Service Tax, Bangalore (CESTAT Banglore) - It was held that the Tribunal's decisions are binding on the lower authorities and cannot be ignored on the sole ground that the Revenue may prefer to file appeal against the same before the higher authorities until and unless the same is set aside by a higher forum. ...

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Exports to SEZ should be included for Refund of Service Tax

M/s. Cognizant Technology Solutions Vs. CCE & ST (LTU), Chennai (CESTAT Chennai) - It was held that when the revenue proceeded to include the value of SEZ exports in computing the total turnover, the same should also have been included in computing export turnover and accordingly the value of export turnover should be equal to the total turnover and the value of SEZ exports should...

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CBEC notifies Accounting code for payment of Krishi Kalyan Cess

Circular No. 194/04/2016-ST - (27/05/2016) - Accounting codes have also been allotted by the Office of the Controller General of Accounts for the new Minor Head 507-Krishi Kalyan Cess and new Sub-heads as under: Krishi Kalyan Cess (Minor Head) 0044-00-507 ...

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Krishi Kalyan Cess Payment Option under New Rule 7E

Notification No. 31/2016-Service Tax - (26/05/2016) - (7E) The person liable for paying the service tax under sub-rule (7), (7A), (7B) or (7C) of rule 6, shall have the option to pay such amount as determined by multiplying total service tax liability calculated under sub-rule (7), (7A), (7B) or (7C) of rule 6 by effective rate of Krishi Kalyan Cess an...

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Refund of Krishi Kalyan Cess on specified services used in SEZ

Notification No. 30/2016-Service Tax - (26/05/2016) - the SEZ Unit or the Developer shall be entitled to refund of- (i) the service tax paid on the specified services on which ab-initio exemption is admissible but not claimed, and (ii) the amount distributed to it in terms of clause (a)....

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Rebate of Krishi Kalyan Cess on input services used in export service

Notification No. 29/2016-Service Tax - (26/05/2016) - The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) by notification No. 39/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20thJune, 2012 vide number G.S.R. 481(E), dated the 20th June, 2012 and last amended vide notification No. 03/201 6- Service Tax, da...

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Krishi Kalyan Cess-Determination of taxable services value

Notification No. 28/2016-Service Tax - (26/05/2016) - Provided that Krishi Kalyan Cess shall be leviable only on that percentage of taxable value which is specified in column (3) for the specified taxable services in column (2) of the Table in the notification No. 26/2012-Service Tax, dated 20th June, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordin...

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Service Tax – Krishi Kalyan Cess – New levy wef 01st June, 2016

The Finance Act, 2016 under Chapter VI has introduced a new cess named ‘Krishi Kalyan Cess’ (KKC) on all taxable services at the rate of 0.5% of the value of such services for the purposes of financing and promoting initiatives to improve agriculture or any other purpose. This cess would come into force from 01.06.2016 and would be le...

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Changes vide Service Tax Notifications at the time of Budget 2016

In this article, we have herein below summarized the amendments made by notifications in service tax law. Cenvat credit on Input Services has now been allowed for the services of transportation of goods by Rail (Other than transport of goods in containers by rail by any person other than Indian Railways). (There is an abatement of 70% for...

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

Brief on Service Tax Related advance Ruling

The businessman would like to be clear in his mind about various aspects of his venture and risks involved. He would like to get clear verdict about his doubts in respect of taxation matters, before he decides to venture in the new business. Otherwise, he may be exposed to certain unexpected risks which may have serious adverse consequenc...

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

Effect of Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC) Related New Notifications

Vide Notification No. 27/2016-ST dated 26.05.2016, it has been notified that w.e.f. 1.6.2016, wherever reverse charge mechanism is applicable in terms of Notification No. 30/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012, the same (reverse charge) shall be applicable mutatis mutandis for the purpose of Krishi Kalyan Cess....

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

FAQS on Service Provided by Government or Local Authority

In today’s scenario, every business entity has to make multiple kinds of payment to the Government or local authority. While making these payments, it is now important for these business entities to realize the repercussions of these payments from a service tax point of view as well. This is because a number of services provided by Gove...

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Tax on services provided by Govt or local authority to Real Estate Industry

Any service provided by Government or a local authority to a business entity has been made taxable w.e.f. 1St April 2016. Post Budget 2016, representations have been received from several quarters including business and industry associations in respect of various aspects pertaining to the taxation of such services. Accordingly, few clarif...

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Brief Analysis of Krishi Kalyan Cess

After Collecting cess in the name of Education, Higher Education, Cleanliness (Swachh Bharat Cess) now the government is also keen to put burden of welfare of the Farmers on all of us (Including from the farmers for any service availed by them. Imagine person paying Tax for his own welfare which might not ultimately reach to him !!!!!) so...

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Statutory Compliance Due date Calendar – June 2016

The business entity such as Proprietary Concerns/Partnership Firms/ LLP/ AOP/HUF/ Companies, etc. has to follow various statutory compliances monthly/quarterly/half-yearly/annually, as the case may be. For the benefit of all and timely compliances related to various laws applicable to be followed for the December month (November Commitmen...

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Annual Return under Service Tax

As per Rule 7(1) of the Service Tax Rules, 1994, all the assessees registered under service tax are required to file service tax returns on a half yearly basis. The half yearly return is to be filed by 25th of the month following the particular half year. The Central Board of Excise and Customs (͞the Board͟) have amended Rule 7, 7A and...

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Analysis of Krishi Kalyan Cess

The Krishi Kalyan Cess shall come into force with effect from 1st June, 2016. The said levy has been imposed by the Central Government by exercising its power under Section 161 of the Finance Act, 2016, which specifically indicates that KKC shall be levied and collected as Service tax @ 0.5% on the value of all taxable services....

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