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Service Tax payable on Consideration received under Vanprastha Ashram Scheme by Patanjali Trust

M/s. Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust Vs C.C.E. (CESTAT Delhi)

M/s. Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust Vs C.C.E. (CESTAT Delhi) Now coming to the demand qua the donations received by the appellant under one of its Scheme called Vanprastha Ashram Scheme, it is held that under this scheme the appellant was leasing the accommodation to all those who are interested to visit the appellant premises till their [&hell...

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Service Tax on long term lease of 99 years of Commercial Properties

Rajasthan Housing Board Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi)

Other plea of the appellant that the allotment of land by the appellant to various persons is on long term lease basis - the leases of 90 years, which amount to transfer of ownership and such leases are outside the purview of Section 65(105)(zzzz)...

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Service Tax cannot be levied on rent received for leasing fit outs

M/s. Khivraj Techpark Pvt. Ltd. Vs The Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Chennai)

M/s. Khivraj Techpark Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (CESTAT Chennai) The issue that arises for consideration is whether the appellants are liable to pay service tax on the rent received for leasing the fit outs. Undisputedly, the appellants have entered into two different agreements for leasing the premises and leasing the fit ...

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Service Tax not payable on Agency Commission Paid by RBI to Banks

Canara Bank Vs Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax (LTU) (CESTAT Bangalore)

Canara Bank Vs Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax (LTU) (CESTAT Bangalore) FULL TEXT OF THE CESTAT JUDGMENT M/s. Canara Bank, the appellant, is a banking company and a body corporate, conducting their operations in India. It was alleged by the Department that the appellants were acting as the agents for the Reserve Bank [&he...

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Industrial Canteen Contractors -Service Tax Ruling & its Applicability

1. Whether the industrial canteen contractors were entitled to claim the exemption from service tax under the earlier regime has been a vexed issue. 2. Entry No.19A of the mega exemption Notification No. 25/2012-ST as inserted by Notification No. 14/2013-ST, dated 22-10-2013reads as under:...

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No service tax on Election Photo ID preparation under Photography Services

M/s. Webel Technology Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (Calcutta High Court)

Ms. Webel Technology Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Service Tax (Calcutta High Court) Petitioner was awarded two contracts for preparation of Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC). The petitioner has suffered the impugned show-cause notice calling upon the petitioner to pay service tax as according to the department, the preparation of EPIC incl...

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No Service Tax on Transportation of effluents under GTA Services

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.  Vs Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax (CESTAT Chennai)

transportation of effluents cannot be treated as transportation of ‚goods‛ and hence there cannot be any service tax liability under ‘Goods Transport Agency’ as defined in Section 65 (150b) of the Finance Act, 1994. This being so, the tax liability of Rs.1 1,24,258/- and the penalty imposed thereof cannot sustain and are set aside...

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Trust cannot be treated as NBFC to pay service tax on Banking & Financial Services

M/s. Mahasemam Trust Vs The Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)

M/s. Mahasemam Trust Vs Commissioner of Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai) There is no dispute, that appellants are a Registered Charitable Trust. There is also no allegation that they have been approved to function as a bank or even as a non-banking institution by the R.B.I. This being so, they cannot be termed as a “Banking […]...

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Loading or Unloading of Goods for Movement out of factory or into factory amounts to Cargo Handling Service

M/s MBA & Company Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Hyderabad)

If the goods are moved out of the factory or into the factory they meet the definition of cargo and the activities of handling it is cargo handling service. ...

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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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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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