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Service Tax Payment before issue of SCN not a bar to Impose Penalty

N & N Chopra Consltants Pvt. Ltd Vs Principal Commissioner, Goods & Service Tax & Central Excise (Delhi High Court)

N & N Chopra Consltants Pvt. Ltd Vs Principal Commissioner, Goods & Service Tax & Central Excise (Delhi High Court) The facts of this case, in the opinion of this court, notes that the assessee was aware about its service tax liability; despite this knowledge, it filed its returns claiming that no liabilities were attracted. [...

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No Service Tax on sell of study material to students of coaching centers

M/s Smart Value Products & Services Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Goods & Service Tax (CESTAT Allahabad)

M/s Smart Value Products & Services Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Goods & Service Tax (CESTAT Allahabad) Facts of the case are not in dispute that the coaching centers are registered coaching center and provide services to their students. The coaching centers are also private limited companies and having separate identity known ...

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Service Tax cannot be imposed on Ayurvedic Centres merely for running the same in Resorts

The Commissioner of Central Excise Vs M/s. Coconut Lagoon Kumarakom (CESTAT Bangalore)

The Commissioner of Central Excise Vs M/s. Coconut Lagoon Kumarakom (CESTAT Bangalore)  it is seen that the ayurvedic centres are providing therapeutic treatment under ayurvedic system. Going by the mere fact that the centres are located in the resorts and sometimes the duration of treatment is for one or two days, it cannot be conclude...

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CESTAT Explains difference between Restaurant & Outdoor Catering Services

Commissioner of Customs Vs M/s.Fortune Cookie (Cestat Allahabad)

Similarly the services rendered by out door caterers is clearly distinguishable from the service rendered in a restaurant or hotel inasmuch as, in the case of outdoor catering service the food/eatables/drinks are the choice of the person who partakes the services. ...

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Mere Hoarding Renting not amounts to ‘Advertising Agency Service’

Vasantham Outdoor Advertising Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)

Vasantham Outdoor Advertising Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai) It is evident that the appellant was only renting out the hoardings which were either owned by them or leased to them, to various advertising agencies. There is no allegation that appellant had themselves made prepared displayed or exhibited any adv...

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No Service Tax on Construction of Residential Complex for Employees

Commissioner of Central Excise Vs The Principal Commissioner of Service Tax (Karnataka High Court)

Commissioner of Central Excise Vs. Principal Commissioner of Service Tax (Karnataka High Court) The ‘Residential Complex’ in question was undertaken to be constructed by the Respondent Assessee M/s. Nithesh Estates Limited for ITC Limited under the Contract dated 01/04/2006. It is equally undisputed before us that the construction act...

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Calcutta High Court Grants stay on Service Tax Audit

M/s. Infinity BNKe Infocity Pvt. Ltd. Vs Union of India & Ors. (Calcutta High Court)

The petitioner seeks a declaration that sub-rule (2) of Rule 5A of the Service Tax Rules, 1994 as substituted by notification no. 23/24/ST dated December 25, 2014 is arbitrary and in conflict with provisions of Section 72A of the Finance Act, 1994. The petitioner also seeks a declaration that, the provisions of clause (k) of subsection (2...

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Service Tax payable on Corporate Guarantee Commission

Olam Agro India Ltd. Vs C.C.E (CESTAT Delhi)

Olam Agro India Ltd. Vs C.C.E (CESTAT Delhi) A corporate guarantee is used when a corporation agrees to be held responsible for completing the duties and obligations of debtor to a lender, in case the debtor fails to comply with the terms of the debtor- lender contract. Whereas a bank guarantee is a promise from […]...

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Service Tax payable on Supply of Furniture for ‘Pandal or Shamiana’

Shree Balaji Tent House Vs  C.C.E. & S.T. (CESTAT Delhi)

Shree Balaji Tent House Vs  C.C.E. & S.T. (CESTAT Delhi) In view of Section 65 (77a), ‘Pandal’ or ‘Shamiana’ is defined to mean a place specifically prepared or arranged for organizing an official, social or business functions; and under Section 65(77b) ‘Pandal or Shamiana Contractor’ means a person engaged in providing ...

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Limitation Law not applies to Service Tax Refund Applications where Tax was paid by Mistake

M/s. 3E Infotech Vs Customs (Madras High Court)

M/s. 3E Infotech Vs Customs (Madras High Court) we are of the opinion, that when service tax is paid by mistake a claim for refund cannot be barred by limitation, merely because the period of limitation under Section 11B had expired. Such a position would be contrary to the law laid down by the Hon’ble Apex Court, […]...

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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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