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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 CAG […]...

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Reg. Service Tax exemption on advancement of Yoga

Notification No. 42/2016-Service Tax (26/09/2016)

Central Government is satisfied that in the period commencing on and from the first day of July, 2012 and ending with the 20th day of October, 2015 (hereinafter referred to as the said period) according to a practice that was generally prevalent, there was non-levy of service tax on the services by way of advancement of Yoga provided by e...

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ST Exemption on one time upfront amount to State Govt Industrial Development Undertakings

Notification No. 41/2016-Service Tax (22/09/2016)

Seeks to exempt taxable service provided by State Government Industrial Development Corporations/ Undertakings by way of granting long term (thirty years, or more) lease of industrial plots to industrial units from so much of service tax which is leviable on the one time upfront amount (called as premium, salami, cost, price, development ...

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Audit by department: Justified or not?

Times and now, questions have been raised on the qualifications and eligibility of the officers of the department to conduct audit, but the Government has proved to be adamant in continuing the ritual despite of the poor results of such audits. This piece of articulation is on the journey of provisions related to audit in the Chapter V o...

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Indirect Tax collections upto August 2016 shows 27.5% increase

The figures for indirect tax collections (Central Excise, Service Tax and Customs) upto August 2016 show that net revenue collections are at Rs 3.36 lakh crore which is 27.5% more than the net collections for the corresponding period last year. Till August 2016, 43.2% of the Budget Estimates of indirect taxes for Financial Year 2016-17 ha...

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Interpretation and Meaning of Word ‘foodstuff’

The service tax official dispute the exemption provided for transportation of foodstuff. This article will help to understand the meaning and interpretation of the word Foodstuff and the relevant provisions for exemption for transportation of foodstuff....

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Updated List of Exempt Services under Service Tax

In this Article we have prepared a List of Services which are exempt from Service Tax as on date from Service Tax after considering Principal Service Tax Notification 25/2012-Service Tax and subsequent Notifications issued by CBEC from time to time....

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Service Tax Exemption on renting of precincts of a religious place-Reg.

Notification No. 40/2016-Service Tax (06/09/2016)

Vide notification No. 40/2016-Service Tax , Exemption on renting of precincts of a religious place meant for general public is been restricted to only charitable or religious trust U/s. 12AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 or a trust or an institution registered U/s. 10(23C)(v) of Income-tax Act or a body or an authority covered under section...

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All about ST Exemption on renting of precincts of a religious place

Circular No. 200/10/2016-Service Tax (06/09/2016)

The notification 25/2012 exempts services by way of renting of precincts of a religious place meant for general public. 'Religious Place' has been defined in the notification to mean a place which is primarily meant for conduct of prayers or worship pertaining to a religion, meditation or spirituality. ...

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Farewell to Cadila verdict on allowability of input credit on Commission

High Court of Gujarat ruled that service tax paid on the commission of the commission agent is not an input service and as such credit of tax paid cannot be availed. The judgment was received by the revenue with much gusto. The demands for credit reversal were raised PAN India on the basis of this judgment and conveniently contrary judgme...

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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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