Service Tax

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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Reversal not required by Restaurants and Outdoor Caterers under Rule 6(3) of Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004

In the past, numerous show cause notices have been issued all over India by Service Tax Authorities to Restaurant Owners and Outdoor Caterers alleging non-reversal of Cenvat Credit under Rule 6(3) of the Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 by the Restaurants and Outdoor Caterers and demanding Service Tax under Rule 14 of the Service Tax Rules read ...

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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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Cenvat credit on outdoor catering activity and rent-a-cab services

M/s Mediacom Media India Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.C.G.S.T. (CESTAT Mumbai) - M/s. Mediacom Media India Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.C.G.S.T. (CESTAT Mumbai) Observing that definition of input service was very wide and that the only condition precedent was that it should be the activity relating to business, CESTAT Mumbai has allowed Cenvat credit on outdoor catering services and rent-a-ca...

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Compensation/ liquidated damage cannot be treated as service to levy Service Tax

Amit Metaliks Limited Vs Commissioner of Central Goods & Service Tax (CESTAT Kolkata) - Show Cause Notice mentions the leviablity of Service tax on the amount received towards the compensation for non supply of the agreed quantity of manganese ore under Section 64E(e) of Finance Act which is even otherwise is purely the transaction sale of the iron ore to the Appellant by M/s Amit Mine...

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Two services billes seprately cannot be merged merely for levy of Service Tax

Synergy Baxi Logistics Pvt Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi) - Synergy Baxi Logistics Pvt Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi) It is held that if the two services are billed separately then there is no question of including them together for computation of taxable value for payment of service tax. It can be seen from the above reproduced clarification given by the Board ...

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No Service Tax on ‘Allowed Loss and Consumption’ of LNG during regasification

Petronet LNG Limited Vs PCST (CESTAT Delhi) - Petronet LNG Limited Vs Principal Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Delhi) The Appellant regasifies Liquefied Natural Gas owned by customers in terms of Agreements which also contain a clause relating to “allowed loss and consumption” under which a certain percentage of LNG made available to t...

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Exemption to GTA services available for transportation of biscuits

M/s Commissioner of Central Goods & Service Tax Vs. M/s. Glaxo Smithkline Consumer Healthcare Ltd. Co. (CESTAT Allahabad) - CESTAT Allahabad has held that exemption to GTA services for transportation of foodstuff will apply to biscuits as well. The Tribunal observed that the size and time of eating biscuits may change but nevertheless biscuit is a food item....

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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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Cenvat credit on outdoor catering activity and rent-a-cab services

M/s Mediacom Media India Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.C.G.S.T. (CESTAT Mumbai)

M/s. Mediacom Media India Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.C.G.S.T. (CESTAT Mumbai) Observing that definition of input service was very wide and that the only condition precedent was that it should be the activity relating to business, CESTAT Mumbai has allowed Cenvat credit on outdoor catering services and rent-a-cab services for the period 2007-2010. Rul...

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Compensation/ liquidated damage cannot be treated as service to levy Service Tax

Amit Metaliks Limited Vs Commissioner of Central Goods & Service Tax (CESTAT Kolkata)

Show Cause Notice mentions the leviablity of Service tax on the amount received towards the compensation for non supply of the agreed quantity of manganese ore under Section 64E(e) of Finance Act which is even otherwise is purely the transaction sale of the iron ore to the Appellant by M/s Amit Mines. Thus, the compensation amount is towa...

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Two services billes seprately cannot be merged merely for levy of Service Tax

Synergy Baxi Logistics Pvt Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi)

Synergy Baxi Logistics Pvt Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi) It is held that if the two services are billed separately then there is no question of including them together for computation of taxable value for payment of service tax. It can be seen from the above reproduced clarification given by the Board that in 2002 […]...

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No Service Tax on ‘Allowed Loss and Consumption’ of LNG during regasification

Petronet LNG Limited Vs PCST (CESTAT Delhi)

Petronet LNG Limited Vs Principal Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Delhi) The Appellant regasifies Liquefied Natural Gas owned by customers in terms of Agreements which also contain a clause relating to “allowed loss and consumption” under which a certain percentage of LNG made available to the Appellant by the customers is underst...

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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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Exemption to GTA services available for transportation of biscuits

M/s Commissioner of Central Goods & Service Tax Vs. M/s. Glaxo Smithkline Consumer Healthcare Ltd. Co. (CESTAT Allahabad)

CESTAT Allahabad has held that exemption to GTA services for transportation of foodstuff will apply to biscuits as well. The Tribunal observed that the size and time of eating biscuits may change but nevertheless biscuit is a food item....

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Refund of excess amount paid by mistake as pre-deposit

M/s. UR Options Vs Commissioner of G.S.T. & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)

CESTAT Chennai has allowed refund of excess amount paid by mistake as pre-deposit by the assessee. It observed that when the legislature made it clear what is to be collected as pre-deposit, in the absence of any finding about non-satisfaction of conditions as to pre-deposit, the department cannot retain such excess amount remitted by mis...

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No service tax on surrender charges deducted from ULIP fund

Max Life Insurance Co. India Ltd. Vs. Commissioner Central Excise and Service Tax (CESTAT Delhi)

Max Life Insurance Co. India Ltd. Vs. Commissioner Central Excise and Service Tax (CESTAT Delhi) CESTAT Delhi has held that service tax was not payable on surrender charges deducted from the fund value of policy holder on pre-mature withdrawal, as it was not for asset management but a penalty. The Tribunal, considering clarification by CB...

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Export of Scientific and Technical Consultancy Service – POPS Rule 3 when applicable

M/s Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.C.G.ST.(CESTAT Mumbai)

CESTAT Mumbai has allowed refund of Cenvat credit on export of Scientific & Technical Consultancy services. Considering the pricing method, it held that Rule 3 and not Rule 4 of the Place of Provision of Services Rules, 2012 was applicable....

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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.