Interest rates on delayed payment of duty/tax across all indirect taxes is proposed to be made uniform at 15%, except in case of service tax collected but not deposited with the Central Government, in which case the rate of interest will be 24% from the date on which the service tax payment became due.

In case of assessees, whose value of taxable services in the preceding year/years covered by the notice is less than Rs. 60 Lakh, the rate of interest on delayed payment of service tax will be 12%.

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

NOTIFICATION

No. 14/2016-Service Tax

New Delhi, the 1st March, 2016

G.S.R.262 (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 73B of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government hereby makes the following amendment in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No.8/2006-Service Tax, dated the 19th April, 2006, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 224 (E), dated the 19th April, 2006, namely:-

In the said notification, for the words “eighteen per cent.”, the words “fifteen per cent.” shall be substituted.

2.    This notification shall come into force on the day the Finance Bill, 2016 receives the assent of the President.

[F. No. 334/8/2016-TRU]

(K. Kalimuthu)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note:- The principal notification No. 8/2006-Service Tax, dated the 19th April, 2006 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 224 (E), dated the 19th April, 2006 and last amended by notification No. 15/2011-Service Tax, dated the 1st March, 2011, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 172 (E), dated the 1st March, 2011.

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