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Practical Approach – Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme

Long Awaited and Vital scheme for Taxpayers……. Finally, in the Union Budget 2019-20, the Hon’ble Finance Minister announced the Sabka Vishwas-Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2019. The Scheme has now been notified and operationalized from 1st September 2019. The Scheme would continue till 31st December 2019. Government expects ...

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Service Tax on Mining Royalty

In recent times, we have seen a spate of notices on the above subject proposing the huge demands. On the ground realities of being able to survive for some involved in this sector is itself in question. In terms of Notification No. 30/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012 read with amended Notification No. 7/2015-ST dated 01.03.2015 Central Government...

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Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019- Benefit & Eligibility

Benefits of Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019: ♦ Relief from payment of tax dues to the extend of 50% to 70% of the tax dues depending on the amount of tax dues involved. ♦ Relief from payment of interest and penalty. ♦ Person discharged not be liable for prosecution. Details Amount (In Rs) […]...

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All about Sabka Vishwas Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2019

The Finance Minister in her maiden budget introduced Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) 2019 (LDRS) in order to curb the pending litigations under the erstwhile Indirect Tax Enactments. The scheme provides relief from tax, penalty, interest, immunity from prosecution, etc., on account of pending disputes....

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Reversal not required by Restaurants and Outdoor Caterers under Rule 6(3) of Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004

In the past, numerous show cause notices have been issued all over India by Service Tax Authorities to Restaurant Owners and Outdoor Caterers alleging non-reversal of Cenvat Credit under Rule 6(3) of the Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 by the Restaurants and Outdoor Caterers and demanding Service Tax under Rule 14 of the Service Tax Rules read ...

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Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme 2019- Benefits, Tax Payable

–Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme 2019 is a Dispute Resolution cum Amnesty Scheme for legacy cases of Central Excise, Service Tax and Cess. –GST has just completed two years. An area that concerns me is that we have huge pending litigations from pre-GST regime. More than Rs. 3.75 lakh crore is blocked in litiga...

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Budget 2019- Retrospective exemptions from service tax

Budget 2019- Retrospective exemption from service tax on service by way of grant of liquor licence, in certain cases relating to services provided by Indian Institutes of Management to students, and in certain cases relating to long term lease of plots for development of infrastructure for financial business. Note: (a) ‘Service Tax&...

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Service Tax/GST on Electricity Supply- an Analysis in the backdrop of recent ruling of Calcutta HC

Analysis of recent Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta judgment in the case of Srijan Realty (P) Ltd v. Commissioner of Service Tax[1]. The ruling is given under Finance Act, 1994 (Service Tax law) and has raised a lot of eyebrows considering the fact that the ruling has vide implications under the GST law as well. […]...

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Commercial Training and Coaching: Meaning & Taxability

Can Higher Education Courses be equated to ‘training and coaching’ in tax parlance? Taxing education sector has always been a tricky issue. For the first time in 2003, under Service Tax regime, service tax was imposed on ‘commercial training and coaching’ service. The term which was used in charging provision of ta...

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Service Tax Audit! Audit Me! Audit Me Not!

Service Tax is dead but still the undying ghost of Service Tax Audit approaching the pillars and posts of the assessee, department and the professionals. The department is trying its best to salvage their ground and right of an audit till June 2017 setting aside the numerous judgements against their moves. The department still making [&he...

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