Service Tax

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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Withdrawal of Service Tax Exemption for Educational Institutions

Notification No. 10/2017-Service Tax has been issued by Government so as to withdraw exemptions granted earlier to few specific Services provided to an Education Institutions....

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Partial withdrawal of Service Tax exemption provided to Educational Institutions

Now the education institution other than institution providing pre-school education and education up to higher secondary school or equivalent will have to pay service tax on all the services received. ...

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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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Notification No. 11/2017-Service Tax, Dated: 23.03.2017

Notification No. 11/2017-Service Tax - (23/03/2017) - Central Board of Excise and Customs hereby invests in the officers specified in column (1) of the Table below, the powers of the Central Excise Officer of the rank specified in column (2) of the said Table...

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Amendment in Service Tax Exemption to Educational Institutions WEF 01.04.2017

Notification No. 10/2017-Service Tax - (08/03/2017) - Provided that nothing contained in clause (b) of this entry shall apply to an educational institution other than an institution providing services by way of pre-school education and education up to higher secondary school or equivalent...

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No service-tax on museum entry fee during 01.07.2012 to 31.03.2015

Notification No.09 /2017-Service Tax - (28/02/2017) - Central Government hereby directs that the service tax payable on the services by way of admission to a museum under section 66B of the Finance Act, 1994 shall not be required to be paid for the period commencing on and from the 1St day of July, 2012 and ending with the 31St day of March, 2015...

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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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Notification No. 11/2017-Service Tax, Dated: 23.03.2017

Notification No. 11/2017-Service Tax (23/03/2017)

Central Board of Excise and Customs hereby invests in the officers specified in column (1) of the Table below, the powers of the Central Excise Officer of the rank specified in column (2) of the said Table...

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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....

Read More

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....

Read More

Withdrawal of Service Tax Exemption for Educational Institutions

Notification No. 10/2017-Service Tax has been issued by Government so as to withdraw exemptions granted earlier to few specific Services provided to an Education Institutions....

Read More

Partial withdrawal of Service Tax exemption provided to Educational Institutions

Now the education institution other than institution providing pre-school education and education up to higher secondary school or equivalent will have to pay service tax on all the services received. ...

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

Amendment in Service Tax Exemption to Educational Institutions WEF 01.04.2017

Notification No. 10/2017-Service Tax (08/03/2017)

Provided that nothing contained in clause (b) of this entry shall apply to an educational institution other than an institution providing services by way of pre-school education and education up to higher secondary school or equivalent...

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Changes in Service Tax on Inbound Cargo Services

Recently Government of India has withdrawn the exemption granted to transportation of goods through vessel upto custom station of clearance in India (Inbound Cargo transportation or Import Cargo services)...

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No service-tax on museum entry fee during 01.07.2012 to 31.03.2015

Notification No.09 /2017-Service Tax (28/02/2017)

Central Government hereby directs that the service tax payable on the services by way of admission to a museum under section 66B of the Finance Act, 1994 shall not be required to be paid for the period commencing on and from the 1St day of July, 2012 and ending with the 31St day of March, 2015...

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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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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.

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