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Infosys gets notice to pay service tax of Rs 33 cr

We have issued showcause notice as the company has not paid service tax on the underwriting commission paid by Infosys towards American Depository Receipt (ADR) for the years 2003, 2005 and 2006, said a senior tax official from service tax department....

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TAXMAN TIGHTENS NOOSE ON SERVICE TAX

Amid dismal tax collections, service tax mop up provides a ray of hope for the Centre and certain sections in this category have come under the scanner of tax authorities. The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) have tightened noose on commercial renting of immovable property and telephone companies by receiving information through...

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SC’s blanket stay on retailers service tax cases in HCs

THE Supreme Court on Monday stayed the proceedings challenging the legality of imposition of 12.36% service tax on renting out premises. Various multiplexes, members of the Retailers Association of India, Confederation of Real Estates Developers Association of India and others had moved various high courts against levy of such tax....

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Service Tax – Accounting Codes for new services

Service Tax - Accounting Codes for new services -The Government while imposing new taxes, is not prompt in announcing the Head of accounts under which the tax is to be paid, leaving the tax payers as well as the Department in utter confusion. We have been getting several frantic calls from concerned assessees as to what the codes are for ...

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Industry chambers liable to pay service tax – CBEC

INDUSTRY and business chambers are liable to pay service tax. The Central Board of Excise and Customs on Thursday clarified that the trade associations falls within the scope for ‘clubs and association services’. The clarification comes close on the heels of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) getting a show cause notice from the...

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Service tax refund extended to 3 more export-based services

Exporters will now get tax refund on services provided in relation to sale and purchase of foreign currency under banking and other financial services as well as under foreign exchange broking services from May 16. Service tax refund is also available on the supply of tangible goods, where the right of possession and effective control is ...

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Service tax Notification of Refund on Exports

Government has issued Notification No. 17/2008-ST dated 1-4-2008, extending refund of service tax paid by exporters on three more taxable services in addition to existing 13 taxable services, which are not in the nature of "input services" but could be related to exports. · Custom House Agent service [section 65(105)(h) of the Finance Ac...

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Refund Service Tax on Exports Further Extended by Service Tax Notification No. 3/2008 Dated 19/02/2008

Government has issued Notification No. 3/2008-ST, dated 19.02.2008, extending the scheme to refund service tax paid by exporters on taxable services, which are not in the nature of "input services" but could be linked to export of goods, to following three more taxable services: (i) Services provided by the Goods Transport Agency in rela...

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