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Cenvat Credit Disclosure In Service Tax Return- Practical Aspects: Part 1

Tax credit in any value added taxation is the second most important aspect after the levy as it goes to reduce the basic cost. If credits are not available fully, it adds to the cost of the product or service resulting in cascading effect of taxes. It becomes imperative for assessee to ascertain the credit availability and to ensure that ...

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Service Tax after Building Certificate: To be – Not to be

Requirement of completion certificate vary from state to state. In case of Mumbai local authority provides for completion certificate after issue of Occupation Certificate. Many times Occupation Certificate and Completion Certificate is used interchangeably. ...

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Interest Under Service Tax Law

Interest is levied on the assessee when he delays the payment of service tax which is due and payable. If payment of service tax is delayed in accordance with the provisions of Section 68, Interest is charged at the rate not below ten per cent and not exceeding thirty-six per cent per annum. (Please Refer Section 75 of Finance Act, 1994)...

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Service Tax Exemption To Common Effluent Treatment Plant Services

Services provided by a Common Effluent Treatment Plant Operator for treatment of effluent is exempt from Service Tax. Vide Notification No. 6/2015-ST dated 1.3.2015, this exemption entry has been inserted w.e.f. 1.4.2015 in mega exemption Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012....

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Rebate of Excise duty admissible on both inputs & final products

Spentex Industries Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (Supreme Court of india)

Whether the Assessee is eligible to claim rebate of Excise duty paid on inputs used in exported goods as well the Excise duty paid on exported final products under Rule 18 of the Central Excise Rules, 2002 (the Excise Rules)?...

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Penalties Under Service Tax Law

Section 70 (1) late fee for delay in filing the return- If Half-yearly Service Tax Return (ST-3 / ST-3A) is filed after the due date of return filing then, the assessee is required to deposit late fees depending upon the period of delay. Such late fee can be a maximum of Rs. 20,000/- [ Please Refer: Section 70(1), Finance Act, 1994)...

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Analysis of CBEC clarification on chargeability of Service tax on GTA

CA Bimal Jain Background: Goods Transport Agency (“GTA”) has been defined to mean any person who provides service to a person in relation to transport of goods by road and issues consignment note, by whatever name called. In addition to transportation services, GTA also provides various ancillary services such as loading/ unloading, p...

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Avoiding common errors in filing of service tax return

Self assessment under service tax has been started in the year 2001. In any self assessement taxation system, the onus is on the assessee to make true disclosure of all statutory information required to be disclosed. Non/wrong disclosure of any material information could result in allegation of suppression or deliberate wrong disclosure w...

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Is Remuneration Paid To Directors Chargeable To Service Tax??

As per Sec.66B of Finance Act, introduced w.e.f. 01.07.12 which is the new charging section undr Service Tax Provisions, Service ‘agreed to be provided is also taxable. legally, even entering into a contract for provision of service is a taxable event but, liability to pay the tax will be only on actual provision of service or amount re...

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Reverse Charge Mechanism In Service Tax

Under reverse charge mechanism w.e.f. 1-7-2012, the service receiver is liable to pay tax, without any benefit of threshold exemption alongwith service provider also liable for certain percentage on case to case basis (w.e.f. 1.7.2012 as per Notification No. 30/2012-ST, dated 20.6.2012 as amended by Notifications No. 45/2012-ST, dated 7.8...

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