The Central Government vide Notification No. 43/2016-Service Tax; Dated: September 28, 2016 has amended Service Tax Rules, 1994 in turn amending Form ST-3 (Service Tax Return u/s 70 of the Finance Act, 1994 & Rule 7 of Service Tax Rules, 1994) to give effect to the following changes:

  • Insertion of word One Person Company with words Individual/Proprietary
  • Insertion of word “Limited Liability Partnership”, with the word “Partnership”
  • Insertion of columns and entries relating to Krishi Kalyan Cess at relevant places.

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Excise and Customs

New Delhi, the 28 September, 2016

Notification No. 43/2016-Service Tax

G.S.R. 923(E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with subsection (2) of section 94 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Service Tax Rules, 1994, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Service Tax (Third Amendment) Rules, 2016.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Service Tax Rules, 1994, in Form ST- 3,-

(i) in Part-A, in the Table, in A8,-

(a) in serial number A 8.1, for the words “Individual/Proprietary”, the words “Individual/Proprietary/ One Person Company” shall be substituted;

(b) in serial number A 8.2, for the words “Limited Liability Partnership”, the words “Partnership/Limited Liability Partnership” shall be substituted;

(ii) in Part -B,-

(a) in the Table “B1 FOR SERVICE PROVIDER”, after serial number B1.24 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial numbers and entries shall be inserted, namely:-

“B1.25 Krishi Kalyan Cess payable based on entries in serial number B1.15
B1.26 Krishi Kalyan Cess payable based on entries in serial number B1.16
B1.27 Total Krishi Kalyan Cess payable B1.27=B1.25+B1.26”;

(b) in the Table “B2 FOR SERVICE RECEIVER”, after serial number B2.24 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial numbers and entries shall be inserted, namely:-

“B2.25 Krishi Kalyan Cess payable based on entries in serial number B2.15
B2.26 Krishi Kalyan Cess payable based on entries in serial number B2.16
B2.27 Total Krishi Kalyan Cess payable B2.27=B2.25+B2.26”;

(iii) in Part-C, in the Table, after serial number C1.1 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely:-

“C1.2 Krishi Kalyan Cess deposited in advance”;

(iv) for the Part-D heading, the following heading shall be substituted, namely:-

“ Part-D SERVICE TAX PAID IN CASH AND THROUGH CENVAT CREDIT

Service Tax, Swachh Bharat Cess, Krishi Kalyan Cess, Education Cess, Secondary and Higher Education Cess and other amounts paid”;

(v) in Part DA,after serial number DA4 and the entries relating thereto,the following serial number and the entries shall be inserted namely :-

“DA4.1 By adjustment of excess amount paid earlier as Swachh Bharat Cess in respect of immovable property on account of non availment of deduction of property tax paid and adjusted in this period under rule 6(4C) of the Service Tax Rules,1994”;

(vi) after Part DA, the following part shall be inserted, namely:-

“PART DB- KRISHI KALYAN CESS PAID IN CASH AND THROUGH CENVAT CREDIT

DB1 In cash
DB2 By CENVAT credit (not applicable where the service tax is liable to be paid by the recipient of service)
DB3 By adjustment of amount paid as Krishi Kalyan Cess in advance under rule 6(1A) of the Service Tax Rules,1994
DB4 By adjustment of excess amount paid earlier as Krishi Kalyan Cess and adjusted, by taking credit of such excess Krishi Kalyan Cess paid, in this period under rule 6(3) of the Service Tax Rules,1994
DB5 By adjustment of excess amount paid earlier as Krishi Kalyan Cess and adjusted in this period under rule 6(4A) of the Service Tax Rules,1994
DB6 By adjustment of excess amount paid earlier as Krishi Kalyan Cess in respect of service of Renting of Immovable Property, on account of non-availment of deduction of property tax paid and adjusted in this period under rule 6(4C) of the Service Tax Rules,1994
DB7 By book adjustment in the case of specified Government departments
DB8 Total Krishi Kalyan Cess paid DB8=(DB1+DB2+DB3+DB4+DB5+DB6+DB7)”;

(vii) in Part G, in the Table, after serial number G16 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial numbers and the entries shall be inserted, namely:-

“G17 Arrears of Krishi Kalyan Cess paid in cash
G18 Arrears of Krishi Kalyan Cess paid by utilising Cenvat Credit
G19 Interest on Krishi Kalyan Cess paid  in cash
G20 Penalty on Krishi Kalyan Cess paid in cash
G21 Total payment of arrears, interest, penalty on Krishi Kalyan Cess  G21=(G17+G18+G19+G20)”;

(viii) in PART H,-

(a) for H1 Table heading, the following Table heading shall be substituted, namely:-

“H1 DETAILS OF CHALLAN (vide which Service Tax, Swachh Bharat Cess, Krishi Kalyan Cess, Education Cess, Secondary and Higher Education Cess and other amounts have been paid in cash)”;

(b) for H2 Table heading, the following Table heading shall be substituted, namely:-

“H2 Source document details for payments made in advance/adjustment, for entries made at column D3, D4, D5, D6, D7; DA2, DA3, DA4, DA4.1, DA5 ; DB3, DB4, DB5, DB6, DB7; E3, E4, E5, E6, E7; F3,F4, F5, F6, F7; G1 to G11, G13 to G15 and G17 to G20.”;

(ix) in PART – I,-

(a) for the Table I-1 the following Table shall be substituted, namely,-

“I1 DETAILS ABOUT THE ASSESSEE PROVIDING EXEMPTED AND NON-TAXABLE SERVICE OR MANUFACTURING EXEMPTED EXCISABLE GOODS

I1.1 Whether providing any exempted service or non-taxable service?

(„Y‟/ „N‟)

I1.2 Whether manufacturing any exempted excisable goods? („Y‟/ „N‟)
I1.3 If reply to  I1.1 OR I1.2 is „Y‟,  Whether exclusively engaged either  in the provision of exempted services or in the manufacture of exempted goods? [refer to rule 6(2) of the Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004]

( „Y‟/ „N‟)

I1.3.1 If reply to  I1.3  is „N‟ (i.e., providing both exempted and nonexempted goods/services), Whether paying an amount equal to 2%/7%/6% of the value of exempted services/goods under rule 6(3)(i) of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004? („Y‟/ „N‟)
If reply to I1.3.1 is „N‟ (i.e., opting to pay under Rule 6(3)(ii) read with rule 6(3A) of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004), then –
I1.4 Value of exempted goods manufactured during the preceding financial year

 

I1.5 Value of exempted services provided during the preceding financial year
I1.6 Total value of exempted goods manufactured and services provided during the preceding financial year [refer to E in rule 6(3A)(b)(iv)]  I1.6=(I1.4+I1.5)
I1.7 Value of non-exempted goods manufactured  during the preceding financial year
I1.8 Value of non-exempted services provided during the preceding financial year
I1.9 Total value of non-exempted goods manufactured and services provided during the preceding financial year

I1.9=(I1.7+I1.8)

I1.10 Total value of goods manufactured and services provided during the preceding financial year [refer to F in rule 6 (3A)(b)(iv)]

I1.10=(I1.6+I1.9)

I1.11 Total credit of inputs and input services taken [refer to T in rule 6(3A)(b)]
I1.11.1 Ineligible credit [refer to A in rule 6(3A)(b)(i)]
I1.11.2 Eligible credit   [refer to B in rule 6(3A)(b)(ii)]
I1.11.3 Common credit [refer to C in rule 6(3A)(b)(iii)]  C=T-(A+B)

[I1.11.3 = I1.11 – (I1.11.1 + I1.11.2)]

I1.11.4 Ineligible common credit  [refer to D in rule 6(3A)(b)(iv)]

D=(E/F) x C

(I1.11.4= [(I1.6 / I1.10) x I1.11.3]

 I1.11.5 Eligible common credit [refer to G in rule 6(3A)(b)(v)]

G=C-D

I1.11.5= (I1.11.3 – I1.11.4)

I1.12 Amount reversed under rule 6(3B) for banking companies and financial institutions

I1.11 to I1.12 will be a entry for each month / quarter.”;

(b) after I3.3 , the following Table shall be inserted namely;-

“I3.4 DETAILS OF CENVAT CREDIT OF KRISHI KALYAN CESS TAKEN AND UTILISATION THEREOF –

I3.4.1 Opening Balance of Krishi Kalyan Cess
I3.4.2 Credit of Krishi Kalyan Cess taken
I3.4.2.1 on input services received directly
I3.4.2.2 as received from Input Service Distributor
I3.4.2.3 Any other credit taken (please specify)
I3.4.2.4 Total credit of Krishi Kalyan Cess taken I3.4.2.4=(I3.4.2.1+I3.4.2.2+I3.4.2.3)
I3.4.3 Credit of Krishi Kalyan Cess utilised
I3.4.3.1 for payment of Krishi Kalyan Cess on  services
I3.4.3.2 for any other payments/adjustments/ reversal (please specify)
I3.4.3.3 Total credit of Krishi Kalyan Cess  utilised I3.4.3.3=(I3.4.3.1+I3.4.3.2)
I3.4.4 Closing Balance of Krishi Kalyan Cess  I3.4.4={(I3.4.1+I3.4.2.4)-I3.4.3.3}”;

(x) for Part J, the following Part shall be substituted, namely:-

“PART J

CREDIT DETAILS FOR INPUT SERVICE DISTRIBUTOR

(TO BE FILLED ONLY BY AN INPUT SERVICE DISTRIBUTOR):

Sl. Month/Quarter Apr/ May/ June/ July/ Aug/ Sep/
No. Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar

J1 DETAILS OF CENVAT CREDIT OF SERVICE TAX AND CENTRAL EXCISE DUTY TAKEN AND DISTRIBUTION THEREOF –

J1.1 Opening Balance of CENVAT credit
J1.2 Credit taken (for distribution)on input services
J1.3 Credit of CENVAT distributed
J1.4 Closing Balance of Cenvat credit

J1.4={(J1.1+J1.2)- J1.3}

J2 DETAILS OF CENVAT CREDIT OF EDUCATION CESS TAKEN AND DISTRIBUTION THEREOF –

J2.1 Opening Balance of CENVAT credit of Education Cess
J2.2 Credit of Education Cess  taken (for distribution)on input services
J2.3 Credit of Education Cess distributed
J2.4 Closing Balance of Cenvat credit of EC J2.4={(J2.1+J2.2)  – J2.3}

J3 DETAILS OF CENVAT CREDIT OF SECONDARY AND HIGHER EDUCATION CESS TAKEN AND DISTRIBUTION THEREOF –

J3.1 Opening Balance of CENVAT credit of SHEC
J3.2 Credit taken of  SHEC  (for  distribution)on input services
J3.3 Credit of SHEC distributed
J3.4 Closing Balance of Cenvat credit of SHEC= J3.4={(J3.1+J3.2)-J3.3}

J4 DETAILS OF CENVAT CREDIT OF KRISHI KALYAN CESS TAKEN AND DISTRIBUTION THEREOF –

J4.1 Opening balance of CENVAT credit of Krishi Kalyan Cess
J4.2 Credit of Krishi Kalyan Cess taken (for distribution) on input services
J4.3 Credit of Krishi Kalyan Cess distributed
J4.4 Closing Balance of CENVAT credit of Krishi Kalyan Cess J4.4={(J4.1+J4.2) – J4.3}”;

(xi) after Part L, under the heading Instructions to fill up Form ST-3, in the Table ,the Column No. in form ST 3 ,the Sr. No. J1.4,J2.4 &J3.4 and the entries relating thereto shall be omitted.

(Anurag Sehgal)

Under Secretary

Government of India

[F.No.137 / 60 / 2016 -Service Tax]

Note:- The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide notification No. 2/94-SERVICE TAX, dated the 28th June, 1994 vide number G.S.R. 546 (E), dated the 28th June, 1994 and last amended vide notification No. 31/2016-SERVICE TAX, dated the 26th May,2016 vide number G.S.R 554(E) dated 26th May, 2016.

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One response to “CBEC amends Service Tax Return Form ST-3”

  1. Rajendra Shah says:

    Today I have checked ST3 New forms is not there. The form available is ST3 efiling form April 2016 in which Krishi Kalyan cess is not included. Thanks to Tax Guru that in this article I understand that new ST-3 form will be loaded by Service tax department. My question why this information they are not publishing on the their web site that new form will be issued shortly.

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