Service Tax articles

Interpretation and Meaning of Word ‘foodstuff’

The service tax official dispute the exemption provided for transportation of foodstuff. This article will help to understand the meaning and interpretation of the word Foodstuff and the relevant provisions for exemption for transportation of foodstuff....

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Updated List of Exempt Services under Service Tax

In this Article we have prepared a List of Services which are exempt from Service Tax as on date from Service Tax after considering Principal Service Tax Notification 25/2012-Service Tax and subsequent Notifications issued by CBEC from time to time....

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Farewell to Cadila verdict on allowability of input credit on Commission

High Court of Gujarat ruled that service tax paid on the commission of the commission agent is not an input service and as such credit of tax paid cannot be availed. The judgment was received by the revenue with much gusto. The demands for credit reversal were raised PAN India on the basis of this judgment and conveniently contrary judgme...

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Service Tax on Construction Industry – A compilation

Under the new regime of service tax i.e after 01.07.2012 service tax on construction service is explained u/s 66 E(b) i.e. declared service of the Finance Act,1994. The constitutional validity was also upheld under old regime in case of Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry v. Union of India...

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Analysis of Service tax on Freight Forwarder on Transportation of Goods from India to Overseas

In a welcome move, a much awaited guidance, the CBSE issued Circular No 197/7/2016-Service tax dated August 12, 2016, to clarify doubts about Service Tax Liability of Freight Forwarders collecting "Freight, for shipments moving from Indian Port to any place outside India...

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Procedure for Online Registration of Service Tax

Service tax is the tax imposed by the government on the service providers on certain transactions and it is borne by the consumers. It was introduced in the Finance Act of 1994, it is an indirect tax levied on the services. Any service provider or organization that provides the taxable service over nine lakh must register the service tax ...

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Brief Note on Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016

Declaration made shall be acknowledged by the Designated Authority e. Assistant Commissioner specified by the jurisdictional Commissioner and the declarant shall be asked to pay the amounts due from him i.e. duty demanded...

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Distribution of Cenvat Credit by Input Service Distributor (ISD) -Simplified

Input service distributor is defined in Rule 2(m) of Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004.In simple words a input service distributor is a head office/intermediary office which controls the business of manufacturer or producer of final products or output service provider and performs following activities:-...

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New facility to capture additional premises for the first time in ACES

Assessee-New Registration as well as amendment of registration to capture additional premises for the first time in ACES A new facility has been provided in Central Excise Registration form A1 for certain category of assessees to opt for Centralised registration/ Single registration and correspondingly, capture the list of premises covere...

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POT for Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC)

1. POT for determination of KKC liability for Service Provider (SP): Rule 5 is applicable for determination of KKC liability for Service Provider (SP) due to the amendment in Budget 2016-17 and Notification No. 35/2016 also clarifies the applicability of KKC. ...

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