Section 75 of the Finance Act is proposed to be amended so that a higher rate of interest would apply to a person who has collected the amount of service tax from the service recipient but not deposited the same with the Central Government.
CBEC vide Notification No. 13/2016-Service Tax, Dated: March 01, 2016 has provided that with effect from the date the Finance Bill, 2016 receives the assent of the President, the rate of interest for delayed payment of any amount as service tax would be as under:
|Situation||Rate of |
simple interest p.a.
|1.||Collection of any amount as service tax but failing to pay the amount so collected to the credit of the Central Government on or before the date on which such payment becomes due.||24 %|
|2.||Other than in situations covered under 1 above.||15 %.|
[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)
NOTIFICATION No. 13/2016-Service Tax
New Delhi, the 1st March, 2016
G.S.R 261 (E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 75 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994) and in supersession of the notification No. 12/2014-Service Tax, dated the 11th July, 2014, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 482 (E), dated the 11th July, 2014, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government hereby, for delayed payment of any amount as service tax in the situation mentioned in column (2) of the Table below, fixes the rate of simple interest per annum mentioned in the corresponding entry in the column (3) of the said Table:-
|Rate of simple interest|
Collection of any amount as service tax but failing to pay the amount so collected to the credit of the Central Government on or before the date on which such payment becomes due.
24 per cent.
Other than in situations covered under serial number 1 above.
15 per cent.
2. This notification shall come into force on the day the Finance Bill, 2016 receives the assent of the President.
[F. No. 334/8/2016-TRU]
Under Secretary to the Government of India