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CBI Arrests Superintendent of Service Tax Commissionerate in Bribery Cases

  14 Sep 2011   0 comment
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Superintendent working in the Service Tax Commissionerate, Bangalore for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.15,000/- from the complainant.A case was registered against Superintendent, Service Tax Commissionerate, Bangalore U/s 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 for demanding a bri...
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Renting of Immovable Property – HC extends Stay

  08 Sep 2011   0 comment
Bombay High Court has extended the Stay until 30th September 2011, in the famous renting case – Retailers Association of India and others v Union of India . ...
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Service Tax – Govt issues show cause notices to Delhi, Mumbai Airport to recover Rs. 200 Crore

  24 Aug 2011   0 comment
The government on Tuesday said it has issued notices to operators of Delhi and Mumbai airports to recover service tax dues amounting to about Rs 200 crore. A Showcause-cum-demand notice has been issued to Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd...demanding service tax of Rs 54.68 crore for the period April 2009 to January 2011. Showcause-cum...
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60 percent registered service tax payers not filing returns

  24 Aug 2011   0 comment
The Revenue Department is trying to locate 9 lakh business entities which have stopped filing service tax returns, with a view to improving collections, meeting Rs 82,000-crore target in 2011-12 and to ascertain whether there is any tax evasion. There are 15 lakh registered service tax payers in the country. According to the Central Board...
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Service Tax – Taxability of expenditure in foreign currency in the case of M/s. ONGC Videsh Ltd

  10 Aug 2011   0 comment
Taxability of expenditure in foreign currency in case of M/s ONGC Videsh Ltd - CBEC Clarifies The matter has been examined and it is observed that the said letter does not raise any question of law. The matter that has been referred in the said letter is a question of fact which has to be examined in the light of overseas contracts, join...
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Bombay HC upholds Service Tax on Renting of Immovable property

  06 Aug 2011   0 comment
Bombay High Court, while disposing a batch of writ petitions filed by The Retailers' Association of India along with the Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India and Multiplex Association of India, upheld the constitutional validity of levy of service tax on renting of immovable property with its retrospective amendme...
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GMR challanges AAR ruling imposing service tax on MRO activities rendered within the SEZ in HC

  05 Aug 2011   0 comment
The MAS-GMR Aerospace Engineering has approached the Andhra Pradesh High Court against the Authority for Advance Ruling's (AAR) order that held that maintenance, repair and overhauling (MRO) activities in the aerospace SEZ attracts service tax. MAS-GMR Aerospace Engineering is a joint venture between GMR Hyderabad International Airport an...
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15 services likely to be exempted from service tax- No Death Tax and No Service Tax on Funeral

  24 Jul 2011   0 comment
The finance ministry has been working on a negative list of services even as it prepares for a transition to the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST). The list is now ready and the ministry plans to post the details on its website for seeking public comments. Officials said that all other services, except those specified in the negative ...
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Govt plan to cover more services under service tax net

  18 Jul 2011   0 comment
The Finance Ministry plans to bring more professions in the services sector under the tax net, a senior bureaucrat said here on Monday. He was speaking at a service tax-related event organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India. ...
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Govt to come out with negative list of service tax soon

  06 Jul 2011   0 comment
The government will come out with a draft 'negative list' for service tax in two weeks, meaning services which are not mentioned in it would be taxed under the proposed GST regime. The draft paper (on negative list of services) is nearly ready and you should see this paper in two weeks, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, V K Garg...
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