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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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Service Tax Non-payment due to illness of Mother of Partner: CESTAT drops Penalty

M/s. ARCHI-TECHNICS Vs. Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax (CESTAT Bangalore)

M/s. ARCHI-TECHNICS Vs. Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax (CESTAT Bangalore) I find that there was delay in payment of service tax which was on account of the reasonable cause as the mother of one of the partner was suffering from heart problem. Further, I find that this Tribunal in the case of Raj […]...

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Service Tax on construction of women hostel for Ministry of WCD

National Building Construction Corporation Ltd. Vs CST(CESTAT Delhi)

National Building Construction Corporation Ltd. Vs CST (CESTAT Delhi) Services of construction of women hostel for and on behalf of Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), Government of India and construction of Civil Services Offices Institute are not commercial in nature. In furtherance of the decision of Hon’ble Supreme Court ...

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CESTAT on Service tax on construction related composite works contract services

Real Value Promoters Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai)

Real Value Promoters Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of GST & Central Excise (CESTAT Chennai) a. The services provided by the appellant in respect of the projects executed by them for the period prior to 1.6.2007 being in the nature of composite works contract cannot be brought within the fold of commercial or industrial construction servic...

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No service tax on activities undertaken in the capacity of a real estate developer

Prestige Estates Projects Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner Of Central Tax (CESTAT Bangalore)

Prestige Estates Projects Pvt Ltd Vs Commissioner Of Central Tax (CESTAT Bangalore) It is seen that the amounts received by the appellants in respect of 3 activities undertaken by them i.e. ‘assignment transfer income’, assessment and bifurcation fees, ‘Khata transfer fees’ and ‘forfeiture’ amounts find their origin in the agr...

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No Service Tax on transportation of effluents under ‘Goods Transport Agency’ Services

ONGC Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax (CESTAT Chennai)

ONGC 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 FULL TEXT OF THE C...

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Service tax payable on service of foreign institutions availed in getting ECBs

M/s. Paramount Communications Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi)

M/s. Paramount Communications Ltd. Vs CCE (CESTAT Delhi) It is a matter of record that the appellant assessee have availed services of certain foreign based agencies for receiving external foreign commercial borrowings (ECB) from abroad. It is also a matter of fact that during 2006 to 2007, certain payments in the form of commission have ...

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No Service Tax on Restoration & Painting of Cylinders as ‘Maintenance and Repair Service’

M/s. R.K Cylinders Vs Commissioner Of Central Tax (CESTAT Bangalore)

M/s. R.K. Cylinders Vs Commissioner Of Central Tax (CESTAT Bangalore) Going by the activity undertaken by the appellants as per the tender agreement, it is seen that he is not covered under (i) as above. Moreover, he is not a manufacturer of cylinders or he is not any person authorized by a manufacturer. It is […]...

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Introducing Customers to Financial Institutes for Commission is BAS

Preet Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.S.T.-Service Tax (CESTAT Delhi)

Preet Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.S.T.-Service Tax (CESTAT Delhi) Business model of the appellant was such that they used to get commission from financial institutes for introducing customers. The said financial institutes used to pay commission in a fixed percentage on the loan amount disbursed to the end customer. After this commi...

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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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