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Service Tax amendments on Hotel Aggregators

The Hotel aggregators such as OYO Rooms, Make my trip etc. who arranges stay for us are cruelty come under the ambit of service tax. These aggregators are liable to pay service tax on the entire accommodation. The service tax law defines the aggregator as a person who owns and manages an application...

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Analysis of Recent Service Tax Notification No. 03/2017-ST and 04/2017-ST

CBEC have issued notification No. 03/2017-ST and 04/2017-ST on 12th January, 2017. We have analysed changes/ amendments made through said notifications in this alert....

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Service tax liability on liquor license fee paid to state governments

One of recent trends has been enquiries and letters by service tax department to all restaurants/bars/wine shops demanding payment of service tax on liquor license fee paid to state government. ...

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Analysis of Recent Pre-Budget Amendment in Service Tax

Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) on 12th of January 2017 proposed several amendments in the Service Tax Law, the details of which are as follows:...

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Service Tax on Online Information & Database access or retrieval service

This article focuses on the recent amendments regarding Service Tax on Online Information and Database access or retrieval service. Any service can come under the net of charging section Sec 66-B only if it satisfies the conditions given in the section....

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Tour Operator service-Amendment in abatement & CENVAT allowed

W.e.f. 22.01.2017, the abatement of 40% of gross amount charged for any tour operator service will be available. Therefore, w.e.f. 22.01.2017, service tax will be charged on 60% of the gross amount charged for any tour operator service. ...

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CBEC rationalizes abatement for tour operator services

Notification No. 4/2017-Service Tax (12/01/2017)

Seeks to amend notification No. 26/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012 so as to rationalize the Service Tax abatement on Services for tour operator services....

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Service Tax Exemption to United Nations Offices in India

United Nations has six Principal Organs i.e. General Assembly, Security Council, Economic & Social Council, Secretariat, International Court of Justice and Trusteeship Council. Further, these Organs are being represented by the various Funds and Programmes/Departments and Offices/Subsidiaries/Functional and Regional Commissions and Other ...

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Person liable to pay service tax on transportation of goods by a vessel

Notification No. 3/2017-Service Tax (12/01/2017)

CBEC notifies person liable for paying service tax in case of services provided or agreed to be provided by a person located in non-taxable territory to a person located in non-taxable territory by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India up to the customs station of clearance in India....

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Amendment in definition of aggregator & Peron liable to tax on goods transport by a Vesssel

Notification No. 2/2017-Service Tax (12/01/2017)

CBEC excludes such persons from the definition of aggregator who enable a potential customer to connect with persons providing services by way of renting of hotels, inns, guest houses, clubs, campsites or other commercial places meant for residential or lodging purposes subject to fulfillment of certain conditions; ...

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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.

At Taxguru, we provide all the latest service tax notifications and service tax circulars. We bring you all the recent developments and updates to the Service Tax Act and the Service Tax Rules. From a change in the service tax rates to any change in the format service tax challan or any other service tax notification, we provide a comprehensive and detailed approach to service tax in India. You can view and download all the service tax circulars free of cost. We keep on updating our portal regularly so that we keep you posted on all the recent service tax notifications and updates.

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