Service Tax

Interest Subvention: Interest Or Service?

This paper will analyse various types of loan agreements entered that are now being entered into, and the tax liability of these loans. It will focus specifically on interest subvention and how it should be categorised for tax purposes, with more focus on the automobile industry, given the recent judgements and jurisprudence....

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Practical Approach – Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme

Long Awaited and Vital scheme for Taxpayers……. Finally, in the Union Budget 2019-20, the Hon’ble Finance Minister announced the Sabka Vishwas-Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2019. The Scheme has now been notified and operationalized from 1st September 2019. The Scheme would continue till 31st December 2019. Government expects ...

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Service Tax on Mining Royalty

In recent times, we have seen a spate of notices on the above subject proposing the huge demands. On the ground realities of being able to survive for some involved in this sector is itself in question. In terms of Notification No. 30/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012 read with amended Notification No. 7/2015-ST dated 01.03.2015 Central Government...

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Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019- Benefit & Eligibility

Benefits of Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019: ♦ Relief from payment of tax dues to the extend of 50% to 70% of the tax dues depending on the amount of tax dues involved. ♦ Relief from payment of interest and penalty. ♦ Person discharged not be liable for prosecution. Details Amount (In Rs) […]...

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All about Sabka Vishwas Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2019

The Finance Minister in her maiden budget introduced Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) 2019 (LDRS) in order to curb the pending litigations under the erstwhile Indirect Tax Enactments. The scheme provides relief from tax, penalty, interest, immunity from prosecution, etc., on account of pending disputes....

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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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Demand of Service Tax on Ocean Freight under RCM notification is Ultra Vires

Sal Steel Ltd. Vs Union of India (Gujarat High Court) - Sal Steel Ltd. Vs Union of India (Gujarat High Court) A perusal of Section 94 shows that there is no power conferred upon the Central Government to make any Rules or Notifications for extraterritorial events; or in other words, for services rendered and consumed beyond the “taxable territory” i....

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Refund – Limitation – Time taken by Ministry to be excluded

JSW Dharmatar Port Pvt. Ltd. Vs Union of India (Bombay High Court) - Bombay High Court has held that time consumed by the concerned Ministry in granting certificates required for retrospective exemption and refund must be ignored....

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CAG cannot carry compulsory service tax audit of private agencies after GST

Oil Field Warehouse and Service Ltd Vs Union of India (Gujarat High Court) - The High Court in this regard stayed CAG audit of a private limited company providing warehouse and logistical support services in SEZ. CAG was directed not to carry out any further Service Tax audit of petitioner....

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Service tax exemption on Commission paid by exporter to foreign subsidiary

Super House Limited Shoe Div Vs. Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax (CESTAT Allahabad) - CESTAT Allahabad has held that benefit of service tax exemption was available on commission paid by exporter to its foreign based subsidiary for procurement of orders from foreign companies. It noted that denial of exemption would apply only in cases where export was made to own joint venture or who...

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STTG certificate issued by Railways -Service Tax Refund can be claimed

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise & S. Tax (CESTAT Kolakata) - Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise & S. Tax (CESTAT Kolakata) Vide Notification No. 26/2014-C.E. (N.T.), dated 27-8-2014 – In the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004, in rule 9, in sub-rule (1), after clause (f), the following clause shall be inserted, namely “(fa) a...

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Provisions in Cenvat Credit Rules 2004 regarding reversal of credit

Circular No. 213/3/2019-Service Tax - (05/07/2019) - Is reversal under rule 6(3) of the Cenvat Credit Rules 2004 additionally required for all the services specified in notification 26/2012-Service Tax dated 20-6-2012?...

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Tax on road or bridge access service during 08.11.2016 to 01.12.2016

Circular No. 212/2/2019-Service Tax - (21/05/2019) - The service that is provided by toll operators is that of access to a road or bridge. toll charges being merely a consideration for that service. On MoRTH/ NHAI's instructions, for the period 8-11-2016 to 1-12-2016 this service of access to a road/bridge was continued to be provided without collecti...

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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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Service tax not payable on mere collection of event fees for organisers

Indian Pharmaceutical Association Vs Commissioner of Central GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Mumbai)

The appellant does not offer ‘convention services’ but gets events organised by professionals and, by collecting fees which are transmitted to such organisers, enables its members to participate in them. There is no allegation that any part of the fees charged by convention organisers is retained by the appellant. Thus, the activity ...

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Demand of Service Tax on Ocean Freight under RCM notification is Ultra Vires

Sal Steel Ltd. Vs Union of India (Gujarat High Court)

Sal Steel Ltd. Vs Union of India (Gujarat High Court) A perusal of Section 94 shows that there is no power conferred upon the Central Government to make any Rules or Notifications for extraterritorial events; or in other words, for services rendered and consumed beyond the “taxable territory” i.e. beyond India. Obviously, the Act itse...

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Refund – Limitation – Time taken by Ministry to be excluded

JSW Dharmatar Port Pvt. Ltd. Vs Union of India (Bombay High Court)

Bombay High Court has held that time consumed by the concerned Ministry in granting certificates required for retrospective exemption and refund must be ignored....

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CAG cannot carry compulsory service tax audit of private agencies after GST

Oil Field Warehouse and Service Ltd Vs Union of India (Gujarat High Court)

The High Court in this regard stayed CAG audit of a private limited company providing warehouse and logistical support services in SEZ. CAG was directed not to carry out any further Service Tax audit of petitioner....

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Levy of advertisement tax by State govt is ultra vires post 101st amendment

Pankaj Advertising Vs State of U.P. (Allahabad High Court)

Pankaj Advertising Vs State of U.P. (Allahabad High Court) Allahabad High Court has held that levy and collection of Advertisement Tax by Nagar Palika Parishad, Hathras is without legislative/statutory competence and is ultra-vires Article 265 of the Constitution. The High Court observed that by 101st Amendment to the Constitution, Entry-...

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Service tax exemption on Commission paid by exporter to foreign subsidiary

Super House Limited Shoe Div Vs. Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax (CESTAT Allahabad)

CESTAT Allahabad has held that benefit of service tax exemption was available on commission paid by exporter to its foreign based subsidiary for procurement of orders from foreign companies. It noted that denial of exemption would apply only in cases where export was made to own joint venture or wholly owned foreign subsidiary....

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Service tax exemption cannot be denied for belated filing of declaration EXP-1, EXP-2

Makson Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. Vs CGST C.E & C.C (CESTAT Delhi)

CESTAT Delhi has held that exemption under Notification No. 31/2012-ST, to transportation of goods from factory to the gateway port, cannot be denied for belated filing of declaration EXP-1, EXP-2....

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STTG certificate issued by Railways -Service Tax Refund can be claimed

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise & S. Tax (CESTAT Kolakata)

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise & S. Tax (CESTAT Kolakata) Vide Notification No. 26/2014-C.E. (N.T.), dated 27-8-2014 – In the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004, in rule 9, in sub-rule (1), after clause (f), the following clause shall be inserted, namely “(fa) a Service Tax Certificate for Transportat...

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Unutilized credit cannot be denied, if assessee voluntarily debits it in GSTR-3B

JMT Consultant Detailing Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Tax (CESTAT Bangalore)

JMT Consultant Detailing Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Tax (CESTAT Bangalore) appellant have reversed the CENVAT credit in their CENVAT credit account but the same was not shown in the ST-3 Returns because by the time refund was filed, GST has been introduced and filing of ST-3  returns itself was done away with. Further, [&hellip...

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In-house corporate guarantee not liable to service tax

Sterlite Industries India Ltd. Vs Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)

CESTAT Chennai has held that commission received/paid for issuance of corporate guarantee to associate/subsidiary companies is not exigible to service tax under Section 65(12)(a)(ix) of Finance Act, 1994. ...

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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.