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Service Tax Audit is Primafacie Permissible even under GST Regime

M/s. Gitanjali Vacationville Private Limited & anr. Vs Union of India (Calcutta High Court)

M/s. Gitanjali Vacationville Private Limited & anr. Vs The Union of India & anr. (Calcutta High Court) Audit under Service Tax can continue post GST Section 174 is the repeal and saving provisions. Sub-Section 1 of Section 174 repeals the provisions of the various statutes as mentioned therein. Sub-Section (2) of Section 174 stip...

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HC imposes cost on CST(A) for callous, negligent and disrespectful behaviour shown in Court

XLHealth Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. Vs UOI (Karnataka High Court)

XLHealth Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. Vs UOI (Karnataka High Court) The total callous, negligent and disrespectful behaviour shown by the Departmental authorities in this Court should not be tolerated at all. It is this kind of lack of judicial discipline which if it goes unpunished, will lead to more litigation and chaos and such public [...

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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 entity appointed by or working on behalf of ...

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Service Tax on Sale of Media Rights of IPL Matches by BCCI

Board of Control for Cricket in India Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Mumbai)

BCCI Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Mumbai) it is undisputedly admitted that appellants have provided the program feed to the M/s MSM Singapore at the venue of match which is in India and not outside. The programme feed as provided by the appellant, is encrypted and then uplinked by the said M/s MSM/ WSG […]...

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Delay in Service Tax payment due to Financial Crunch- CESTAT deletes Penalty

Talentpro India HR Pvt. Ltd Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Chennai)

Talentpro India HR Pvt. Ltd Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Chennai) We find that during the personal hearing on 12.2011, the appellants had submitted that delay in payment of service tax was purely due to financial crunch but have paid the service tax with a delay of one month and also paid the interest […]...

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Certification Service by CA exempt from Service Tax till 28.02.2006

CCCE & ST Vs Price Waterhouse (CESTAT Hydrabad)

Certification service by a Chartered Accountant was not included in the 11 services enlisted in Notification No. 59/98 (supra) which were taxable. And hence, the certification service being not included in the 11 services so mentioned was clearly exempt in terms of the said notification till 28.02.2006....

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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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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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Cenvat Credit eligible on Shamiana services for Branch Inauguration

M/s. City Union Bank Ltd. Vs Commissioner of GST & Central Excise Trichy (CESTAT Chennai)

M/s. City Union Bank Ltd. Vs Commissioner of GST & Central Excise Trichy (CESTAT Chennai) Panthal and shamiana services  are utilized by the appellant to inform the public that a new branch has been started in the said place. Such services would help the appellant to attract customers and also inform the public about the […]...

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Service Tax on deposit collected by builder for Repair & Maintenance

The Commissioner of Service Tax Vs. M/s. Crescendo Associates (Bombay High Court)

Commissioner of Service Tax Vs. M/s. Crescendo Associates (Bombay High Court) 1. This Appeal under Section 83 of the Finance Act, 1944 read with Section 35G of the Central Excise Act, 1944 challenges the order dated 15 September 2015 passed by the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (“the Tribunal”). 2. The Revenue in [...

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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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