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Reg. ST exemption on transportation of goods by a vessel & business facilitator service to bank

Notification No. 1/2017-Service Tax (12/01/2017)

CBEC withdraw exemption from service tax for 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; (ii) exempt services provided by a busin...

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Procedure to pay OIDAR Service Tax via foreign banks by NTT Assessee

Procedure for online payment through foreign banks in respect of OIDAR Service Tax Payments by Non Taxable Territory (NTT) Assessees...

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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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Supply of foods at Air Conditioned Restaurant is not liable for service tax-Violation of Constitution of India

The activity of supply of food at Air Conditioned Restaurant was made taxable from 01.05.2011. As per Section 66 of the Finance Act, 1994 person rendering services falling under sub clause (zzzzv) of clause (105) of Section 65 of the Finance Act, 1994, taxable service means...

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Service tax chargeable on constructed area provided by developers to land owners in lieu of development rights

Whether transaction where Petitioner and his siblings agreed to exchange certain part of undivided share of land with Developer in lieu of constructed area under an Agreement for development, exigible to Service tax?...

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No service tax on Arrangement b/w parties for sharing common storage facilities

Whether handling portion and maintenance including incineration facilities by one party on behalf of another is in the nature of providing 'Storage and Warehousing Services' falling under Section 65(105)(zza) of Finance Act, 1994...

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Reg. Issue of Invoice for online services without digital signature

Notification No. 53/2016-Service Tax (19/12/2016)

A person located in non taxable territory providing online information and database access or retrieval services to a non-assesse online recipient to issue online invoices not authenticated by means of a digital signature for a period upto 31st January 2017....

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Service tax burden can be passed on by contractual agreement but revenue cannot be asked to wait for recovery of tax dues

Whether burden of Service tax can be transferred to other party through contractual agreement? Further, whether Revenue can be asked to recover tax dues from the third party or wait till amount has been recovered from contractors?...

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Indirect tax assessments will not be reopened for mere increase in Sales

F. No. 137/155/2012-Service Tax(Part-I) (09/12/2016)

An apprehension has been raised that increased turnover on account of use of digital means of payment may lead to demands for earlier period. It is hereby clarified that in indirect taxes, past assessments will not be reopened for this reason alone....

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Upto Rs. 2000 Payment no Service tax on Debit/ Credit card merchant discount

Notification No. 52/2016-Service Tax (08/12/2016)

Government waives service tax charged while making payments through credit card, debit card, charge card or any other payment card; waiver limited to payments up to Rs. 2,000 in a single transaction ...

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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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