Service Tax

Service Tax/GST on Electricity Supply- an Analysis in the backdrop of recent ruling of Calcutta HC

Analysis of recent Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta judgment in the case of Srijan Realty (P) Ltd v. Commissioner of Service Tax[1]. The ruling is given under Finance Act, 1994 (Service Tax law) and has raised a lot of eyebrows considering the fact that the ruling has vide implications under the GST law as well. […]...

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Commercial Training and Coaching: Meaning & Taxability

Can Higher Education Courses be equated to ‘training and coaching’ in tax parlance? Taxing education sector has always been a tricky issue. For the first time in 2003, under Service Tax regime, service tax was imposed on ‘commercial training and coaching’ service. The term which was used in charging provision of ta...

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Service Tax Audit! Audit Me! Audit Me Not!

Service Tax is dead but still the undying ghost of Service Tax Audit approaching the pillars and posts of the assessee, department and the professionals. The department is trying its best to salvage their ground and right of an audit till June 2017 setting aside the numerous judgements against their moves. The department still making [&he...

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Industrial Canteen Contractors -Service Tax Ruling & its Applicability

1. Whether the industrial canteen contractors were entitled to claim the exemption from service tax under the earlier regime has been a vexed issue. 2. Entry No.19A of the mega exemption Notification No. 25/2012-ST as inserted by Notification No. 14/2013-ST, dated 22-10-2013reads as under:...

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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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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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In absence of consideration service tax cannot be charged

International Combustion India Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Mumbai) - Arguably, service tax payment is necessary when the four things are satisfied;(i) There is a service(ii) There is a service provider(iii) There is a service recipient(iv) There is a consideration for such service paid by the recipient of service to the provider of the service....

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Jharkhand HC stays Service Tax proceedings initiated post GST introduction

Ms Sulabh International Social Service Organization Vs Union of India through the Commissioner (Jharkhand High Court) - M/s. Sulabh International Social Service Organization Vs Union of India (Jharkhand High Court) Division Bench of Jharkhand High Court igranted stay (status quo) to the proceedings initiated under Service Tax after introduction of GST by issuing notice, summons and visit of officers after taking into...

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Reimbursements on electricity expenses from occupants chargeable to Service tax

Srijan Realty (P) Ltd. Vs. Commissioner of Service Tax (Kolkata High Court) - Recently, the issue of levibility of Service Tax on reimbursements on electricity expenses received from the occupants of a complex came before a Single Member Bench of the Hon’ble Calcutta High Court, wherein the Hon’ble High Court has upheld the levy of Service Tax on such transactions....

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IIM does not require accreditation for its Courses: CESTAT dropped service tax demand

M/s Indian Institute of Management Vs C.S.T.-Service Tax (CESTAT Ahmedabad) - M/s Indian Institute of Management Vs C.S.T.-Service Tax (CESTAT Ahmedabad) Ahmedabad CESTAT has dropped demand of service tax amounting to Rs. 56 crore of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad under the service commercial training & coaching service stating that IIM A does not require ...

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Service Tax on an individual or a proprietor or a proprietorship concern under BAS

M/s Arti Adhvariya & Co. Vs C.S.T. (CESTAT Ahmedabad) - M/s Arti Adhvariya & Co. Vs C.S.T. (CESTAT Ahmedabad) We find that there is no dispute that the appellant is an individual NRI in USA. During the relevant period this Tribunal has given various judgments wherein it was held that an individual and / or proprietorship concern is not considered as ...

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CBIC identifies mismatch of Rs. 12 Lakh Crores in Service Tax & ITR

D. 0. F. No. IV (20/3/2015-Systems Pt.1 - (29/03/2019) - There is a considerable gap between the turnover on account of services as per the ITR/TDS data and the value of services declared in the corresponding Service Tax returns (above threshold of Rs. 1o lakhs). For FY 2015-16 alone, the mismatch is to the tune of of approx. Rs. 12 Lakh Crores. ...

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No service tax on training under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

Notification No. 1/2019-Service Tax [G.S.R. 179(E)] - (06/03/2019) - Central Government hereby directs that service tax  on the services provided by training providers (project implementation agencies) under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY) under the Ministry of Rural Development by way of offering skill or vocational training courses certi...

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Applicability of Service Tax on ADB and IFC – reg

Circular No. 211/1/2019-Service Tax - (15/01/2019) - Kind reference is invited to Circular No 83/02/2019-GST dated 01.01.2019 clarifying that that the services provided by IFC and ADB are exempt from GST in terms of provisions of IFC Act, 1958 and ADB Act. The exemption will be available only to the services provided by ADB and IFC and not to any enti...

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Tax on services by way of granting of right of way by local authorities

Notification No. 1/2018-Service Tax [G.S.R. 1156 (E)] - (30/11/2018) - Exempting payment of Service Tax on services by way of granting of right of way by local authorities for period commencing from the 1st of July,2012 and ending with 30th of June,2017 vide Notification No. 1/2018-Service Tax Dated; 30th November, 2018...

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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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In absence of consideration service tax cannot be charged

International Combustion India Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Mumbai)

Arguably, service tax payment is necessary when the four things are satisfied;(i) There is a service(ii) There is a service provider(iii) There is a service recipient(iv) There is a consideration for such service paid by the recipient of service to the provider of the service....

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Service Tax/GST on Electricity Supply- an Analysis in the backdrop of recent ruling of Calcutta HC

Analysis of recent Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta judgment in the case of Srijan Realty (P) Ltd v. Commissioner of Service Tax[1]. The ruling is given under Finance Act, 1994 (Service Tax law) and has raised a lot of eyebrows considering the fact that the ruling has vide implications under the GST law as well. […]...

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Jharkhand HC stays Service Tax proceedings initiated post GST introduction

Ms Sulabh International Social Service Organization Vs Union of India through the Commissioner (Jharkhand High Court)

M/s. Sulabh International Social Service Organization Vs Union of India (Jharkhand High Court) Division Bench of Jharkhand High Court igranted stay (status quo) to the proceedings initiated under Service Tax after introduction of GST by issuing notice, summons and visit of officers after taking into account one of the main contention that...

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Reimbursements on electricity expenses from occupants chargeable to Service tax

Srijan Realty (P) Ltd. Vs. Commissioner of Service Tax (Kolkata High Court)

Recently, the issue of levibility of Service Tax on reimbursements on electricity expenses received from the occupants of a complex came before a Single Member Bench of the Hon’ble Calcutta High Court, wherein the Hon’ble High Court has upheld the levy of Service Tax on such transactions....

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IIM does not require accreditation for its Courses: CESTAT dropped service tax demand

M/s Indian Institute of Management Vs C.S.T.-Service Tax (CESTAT Ahmedabad)

M/s Indian Institute of Management Vs C.S.T.-Service Tax (CESTAT Ahmedabad) Ahmedabad CESTAT has dropped demand of service tax amounting to Rs. 56 crore of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad under the service commercial training & coaching service stating that IIM A does not require any accreditation from running course. C...

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Service Tax on an individual or a proprietor or a proprietorship concern under BAS

M/s Arti Adhvariya & Co. Vs C.S.T. (CESTAT Ahmedabad)

M/s Arti Adhvariya & Co. Vs C.S.T. (CESTAT Ahmedabad) We find that there is no dispute that the appellant is an individual NRI in USA. During the relevant period this Tribunal has given various judgments wherein it was held that an individual and / or proprietorship concern is not considered as a commcerial concern, therefore, [&helli...

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CBIC identifies mismatch of Rs. 12 Lakh Crores in Service Tax & ITR

D. 0. F. No. IV (20/3/2015-Systems Pt.1 (29/03/2019)

There is a considerable gap between the turnover on account of services as per the ITR/TDS data and the value of services declared in the corresponding Service Tax returns (above threshold of Rs. 1o lakhs). For FY 2015-16 alone, the mismatch is to the tune of of approx. Rs. 12 Lakh Crores. ...

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Refund of tax under unconstitutional provision of statute will be outside the scope and purview of such enactment

Casa Grande Co-Operative Housing Vs Commissioner of CGST (CESTAT Mumbai)

Casa Grande Co-Operative Housing Vs Commissioner of CGST (CESTAT Mumbai) When any provision in the statute has been held to be unconstitutional, refund of tax under such statute will be outside the scope and purview of such enactment and under such circumstances, refund can be claimed by way of a suit or by way of a […]...

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No service tax on Construction of Residential Complex Service prior to 01.07.2010

C.C.E & C.S.T. Vs Keerthi Estates Pvt. Ltd. (CESTAT Bangalore)

C.C.E & C.S.T.-Bangalore Service Tax Vs Keerthi Estates Pvt. Ltd.(CESTAT Bangalore) We find that the appellant is engaged in the Construction of Residential Complex in terms of the Development Agreements entered with land owners and prospective buyers. The period of dispute is from 16.06.2005 to 31.01.2007. Further we find that an exp...

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ITC available for tax paid on insurance policies taken under statutory mandate

M/s. Tessy Engineers & Enterprises Vs Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)

Tessy Engineers & Enterprises Vs Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)  The issue is as to whether the appellants are eligible for the credit availed on insurance services. The definition of input service with effect from 01.04.2011 excludes life and health insurance services availed for personal use or for person...

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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. With our group of service tax experts, we provide a cohesive and complete analysis of the service tax related matters. We post regular blogs and articles on all the trending service tax related issues. At Taxguru, we try to solve all your service tax related queries. Ensure to bookmark us to keep a track of all the service tax updates.

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