Seeks to amend Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 with effect from 22nd January, 2017 so as to provide the point of taxation of services provided by a foreign shipping line to foreign charterer w.r.t. goods destined for India as the date of bill of lading of goods in the vessel at the port of export.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)
Notification No. 14/2017-Service Tax,
New Delhi, the 13th April, 2017
G.S.R.—(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (2) of section 67A and clause (a) and clause (hhh) of sub- section (2) of section 94 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Point of Taxation Rules, 2011, namely :—
1. (1) These rules may be called the Point of Taxation (Amendment) Rules, 2017.
(2) They shall come into force on the 22nd day of January, 2017.
2. In the Point of Taxation Rules, 2011, after rule 8A, the following rule shall be inserted, namely,–
“8B. Determination of point of taxation in case of services provided by a person located in non-taxable territory to a person in non-taxable territory.- Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules, the point of taxation in respect of services provided by a person located in non-taxable territory to a person 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, shall be the date of bill of lading of such goods in the vessel at the port of export”.
[F. No. 354/42/2016-TRU]
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Note.- The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide notification No. 18/2011 – Service Tax, dated the 1st of March, 2011 vide number G.S.R. 175(E) dated the 1st of March, 2011 and last amended vide notification No. 24/2016 – Service Tax dated 13th April, 2016 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), by number G.S.R. 421.(E), dated the 13th April, 2016