Service Tax

Intellectual Property Rights and Service Tax

The ingredients to levy service tax on an Intellectual Property Service are two fold. Firstly, there must be a service provided to any person, by any other person. Secondly, the service should be provided to the recipient by granting him the right to use or exploit any Intellectual Property service....

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Logic of Illegality- Case Analysis: Commissioner of Service Tax v. Bhayana Builders

The question before the Court was whether the value of goods and materials supplied free of cost by the service recipient was to be included in the computation of gross amount charged for the valuation of taxable service?...

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Service Tax Interest Calculator with examples

Interest calculator for delay in payment of service tax is attached which can calculate interest in one shot for different period. Interest is levied on the assessee when he delays the payment of service tax which is due and payable. The rate of interest u/s 75 of Finance Act 1994 has undergone a lot of changes since 01.07.1994.The summar...

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“Deeming”– ‘A Legal Fiction’- Service Tax – A Case Study- Part II

V Swaminathan B.Sc., B.L., FCA PROLOGUE This is intended to serve the purpose of a Supplement to the earlier write-up displayed @ https://taxguru.in/service-tax/deeming-a-legal-fiction-service-tax-a-case-study.html And, therefore, needs to be read and understood accordingly, for an appreciation of the thoughts and viewpoints shared, in pr...

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“Deeming” – ‘A Legal Fiction’ !- Service Tax – A Case Study

The point (s) of dispute pertains to levy of ‘service tax’ in respect of a transaction of sale and purchase of Flat in a building complex (in brief, ST). That is a special kind of property, being unit of a building, having peculiar and distinct characteristics; ...

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Director of a company arrested for evasion of Service Tax

 Officers of CGST Delhi North Commissionerate have arrested one Director of a Company for evasion of Service Tax. The Company had collected more than Rs. 3 Crores as Service Tax from its clients but had not deposited the same with the Government Exchequer. The power to arrest is provided under Section 91 of the Finance Act […]...

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ICAI Pre Budget 2018 Suggestion on Service Tax, Cenvat Credit Rules, Excise Duty, Custom Duty & CST

A suitable amnesty scheme must be thought of for all Central Laws and State Laws which have been merged in GST in one go to reduce existing litigation. The scheme must be well thought out since most schemes have failed for the following key reasons, among others...

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Summary of CAG Audit Report on Service Tax for Year ending on March 2017

Section 16 of CAG’s (DPC) Act, 1971 mandates CAG to audit receipts payable into consolidated fund of India and to satisfy that the rules and procedures are designed to secure an effective check on the assessment, collection and proper allocation of revenue and are being duly observed. ...

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CAG Report on Levy & collection of Service Tax on Entertainment Sector

We conducted a Performance Audit on levy & collection of Service Tax on Entertainment Sector, to seek an assurance regarding adequacy of Service Tax rules and regulations relating to entertainment sector and systems in place to ensure compliance to the same. The. audit was conducted in 17 selected. Commissionerates, including one division...

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ST3 & ST3C utilities April-June, 2017 available for filing

E-filing of Return: Existing registered assessees can file their returns for transactions up to the period June, 2017 by 15th August, 2017 as provisioned under Notification No.18/2017-ST Dated 22.06.2017. The facility for E-filing of return [ST3 & ST3C) for the period April-June, 2017 is provided -...

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Union Of India V. Intercontinental Consultants And Technocrats Pvt. Ltd: An Analysis

Union of India & ANR. Vs M/s Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Ltd. (Supreme Court of India) - Recently, in Union of India v. Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Pvt. Ltd., Hon’ble SC had resolved the existing controversy regarding whether reimbursement expenses provided by service receiver are to be included in value of taxable service for charging to service tax. ...

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Service Tax not leviable on Participation in promotion of brand name under BAS

Narmada Drinks Pvt. Ltd Vs C.C.E. & S.T. (CESTAT Delhi) - Narmada Drinks Pvt. Ltd Vs C.C.E. & S.T. (CESTAT Delhi) It is well known that the bottlers receive concentrate from the brand owners such as M/s Coca Cola, manufacture aerated products there from and sell the same. Para 6.2 of the relevant show cause notice alleges that the amounts have been rec...

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Service Tax cannot be levied on incentive to encourage use of franking machines

M/s. Mail Related Services Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Chennai) - Coming to the controversy on rebate received from the postal department, it cannot be treated as a commission or an amount received for promoting the postal services. Such incentives are given by the postal authority to encourage use of franking machines, especially where the volumes are above a cer...

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No Service Tax under GTA Services on transportation of Cars by Car dealer to Customers

Rohan Motors Ltd Vs C.C.E (CESTAT Delhi) - The appeals are directed against the Order in Original No. 20/2013 dated 11.03.2013 as well as Order-in-Original No.66/2013 dated 07.11.2013. The appellant is a dealer of M/s. Maruti Udyog Ltd. (in short hereinafter called as “MUL”) in respect of the cars manufactured by MUL...

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Architect services eligible for input service credit

Mentor Graphics India Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner Of Service Tax (CESTAT Hyderabad) - Services being architect services does not fall under exclusion to the definition of input service as per rule 2 (l) of CENVAT Credit Rules 2004, as the said exclusion is in respect of execution of works contract. ...

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Service tax on ambulance services to Govt by private sector under NHM

Circular 210/2/2018-Service Tax - (30/05/2018) - CBIC issued a circular on Applicability of service tax on ambulance services provided to government by private service providers under the National Health Mission (NHM)...

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Applicability of Place of Provision Rules to software development & services

Circular No. 209/1/2018-Service Tax - (04/05/2018) - Applicability of the Place of Provision of Services Rules, 2012 (POPS) to development of software and services on software- place of provision has to be determined in case of development, design, programming, customisation, adaptation, upgradation, enhancement, implementation of information technol...

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Union Budget 2018 – Changes in Service Tax

F.No.334/04/2018-TRU - (01/02/2018) - The Finance Minister has, while presenting the Union Budget 2018-19, introduced the Finance Bill in the Lok Sabha on the 1st of February, 2018. While Clause 99 of the Bill relates to exemption from integrated tax levied under section 3(7) of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, Clauses 103 to 105 of the Bi...

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Reassignment of cases pending as on 30-6-2017 with Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax (Appeals)

Circular 208/6/ 2017-Service Tax - (17/10/2017) - One such measure relates to the reduction of pendency at the level of Commissioner (Appeals) by redistributing the cases pending as on 30-6-2017 at this level. The intention is to redistribute the appeals pending as on 30-6-2017 in the jurisdiction of a Zone (with the Commissioners of Central Excise...

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Transitional issues related to service tax payment after 30th June 2017

Circular 207/5/2017- Service Tax - (28/09/2017) - It has been clarified that in cases where service was received before 1-7-2017 and payment for the value of the service was also made before 1-7-2017, but the service tax was paid by 5th/6thJuly 2017, details of credit should be indicated in Part I of Form ST-3 by filing a revised return. ...

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Intellectual Property Rights and Service Tax

The ingredients to levy service tax on an Intellectual Property Service are two fold. Firstly, there must be a service provided to any person, by any other person. Secondly, the service should be provided to the recipient by granting him the right to use or exploit any Intellectual Property service....

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Union Of India V. Intercontinental Consultants And Technocrats Pvt. Ltd: An Analysis

Union of India & ANR. Vs M/s Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Ltd. (Supreme Court of India)

Recently, in Union of India v. Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Pvt. Ltd., Hon’ble SC had resolved the existing controversy regarding whether reimbursement expenses provided by service receiver are to be included in value of taxable service for charging to service tax. ...

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Service Tax not leviable on Participation in promotion of brand name under BAS

Narmada Drinks Pvt. Ltd Vs C.C.E. & S.T. (CESTAT Delhi)

Narmada Drinks Pvt. Ltd Vs C.C.E. & S.T. (CESTAT Delhi) It is well known that the bottlers receive concentrate from the brand owners such as M/s Coca Cola, manufacture aerated products there from and sell the same. Para 6.2 of the relevant show cause notice alleges that the amounts have been received from the brand […]...

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Service Tax cannot be levied on incentive to encourage use of franking machines

M/s. Mail Related Services Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Chennai)

Coming to the controversy on rebate received from the postal department, it cannot be treated as a commission or an amount received for promoting the postal services. Such incentives are given by the postal authority to encourage use of franking machines, especially where the volumes are above a certain threshold level....

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No Service Tax under GTA Services on transportation of Cars by Car dealer to Customers

Rohan Motors Ltd Vs C.C.E (CESTAT Delhi)

The appeals are directed against the Order in Original No. 20/2013 dated 11.03.2013 as well as Order-in-Original No.66/2013 dated 07.11.2013. The appellant is a dealer of M/s. Maruti Udyog Ltd. (in short hereinafter called as “MUL”) in respect of the cars manufactured by MUL...

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Architect services eligible for input service credit

Mentor Graphics India Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner Of Service Tax (CESTAT Hyderabad)

Services being architect services does not fall under exclusion to the definition of input service as per rule 2 (l) of CENVAT Credit Rules 2004, as the said exclusion is in respect of execution of works contract. ...

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No Service Tax on Surrender Charges on ULIP

Reliance Life Insurance Company Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Mumbai)

We are of the view that the ULIP surrender charges are not part of taxable service of management of funds. Rather it is in the nature of penalty or liquidated damages which is not a service and hence cannot be made liable for tax during the period involved . ...

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Discount extended by broadcasters cannot be included for charging service tax

Bubna Advertisings Vs CST (CESTAT Delhi)

15% discount extended by the broadcasters cannot be included for the purpose of charging service tax under the category of advertising agency from the clients. ...

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SSI service tax exemption option cannot be availed from middle of the year

M/s. Butchaiah & Associates Vs Commissioner Of Central Tax (CESTAT Bangalore)

As per the exemption Notification No. 6/2005-ST dated 01.03.2005, there is a condition which is to be complied with by the service provider and as per the condition, the provider of taxable service has an option not to avail the exemption and such exemption once exercised in a financial year, shall not be withdrawn during the remaining pa...

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Director of a company arrested for evasion of Service Tax

 Officers of CGST Delhi North Commissionerate have arrested one Director of a Company for evasion of Service Tax. The Company had collected more than Rs. 3 Crores as Service Tax from its clients but had not deposited the same with the Government Exchequer. The power to arrest is provided under Section 91 of the Finance Act […]...

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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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