In order to support financing initiatives relating to improvement of agriculture and welfare of farmers, Central Government has imposed Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC) @ 0.5% on all taxable services with effect from 1st June 2016.
Now, the Central Government vide Circular No. 194/04/2016-ST, Dated: May 26, 2016 has provided the following accounting codes for KKC:
|KKC (Minor Head)||Tax Collection||Other Receipts (Interest)||Deduct Refunds||Penalties|
Further, the following have also been provided for w.e.f 1st June 2016:
a) For tax payable on services covered under reverse charge or partial reverse charge, KKC would also be required to be paid along with Service Tax. Provisions of the Reverse Charge Notification will be applicable mutatis mutandis for the purposes of KKC also.
b) KKC will not be leviable on services which are exempt from Service tax. Therefore, KKC @ 0.5% will be levied on value of all taxable services except the following:
i. Activity excluded from the definition of Service under Section 65B(44) of the Finance Act;
ii. Negative List of Services under Section 66D of the Finance Act;
iii. Services exempted by a notification issued under Section 93(1) of the Finance Act i.e.
♦ Services exempted under Mega Exemption Notification vide Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated June 20, 2012.
♦ Services exempted, as specified to specified percentage under the Abatement Notification No. 26/2012-ST dated June 20, 2012 i.e. KKC would be computed on abated value of taxable services.
iv. Services exempted by Special Order issued under Section 93(2) of the Finance Act.
c) Value of taxable services for the purposes of the Krishi Kalyan Cess will be the value as determined in accordance with the Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006. Thus, KKC would be levied in the following manner:
In terms of Service Tax Valuation Rules, Service tax along with SB Cess and KKC needs to be applied on taxable value. Accordingly, effective rate of Service tax in following illustrative cases would be:
|Particulars||Service Tax Rate|
|Works Contract: Original works||6% (15% x 40%)|
|Works Contract: Other than Original Work||10.50% (15% x 70%)|
|Restaurant and Outdoor catering: AC Restaurant services||6% (15% x 40%)|
|Restaurant and Outdoor catering: Outdoor catering services||9% (15% x 60%)|
d) A Service provider is eligible to claim rebate of KKC paid on all the input services used in providing services exported in terms of Rule 6A of the Service Tax Rules, 1994, as KKC is included in definition of “service tax & cess” in the amended Notification No. 39/2012-ST dated June 20, 2012 (Rebate of the duty paid on excisable inputs or Service tax and cess paid on all input services used in providing service exported)
e) The SEZ Unit or the Developer of SEZ unit are eligible for refund of:
Total service tax pertaining to authorised operation in a SEZ * 0.5 (KKC)/ 0.5(SBC)
14 (being the rate of service tax)
f) For services relating to air travel agents, insurance premium, purchase & sale of foreign currency and lottery distributor where the service tax is paid at an alternative rate in terms of sub-rules 7,7A,7B and 7C to Rule 6 of the Service Tax Rules, 1994, KKC would also be computed in proportion to such alternative rate e.
Total Service tax liability calculated under Rule 6(7)(7A), (7B) or (7C) * 0.5 (KKC)/ 0.5(SBC)
14 (being the rate of service tax)
For example: for domestic bookings the rate of KKC would be: 0.7% * 0.5% 14% = 0.025%
[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)
No. 29/2016-Service Tax
New Delhi, the 26th May, 2016
G.S.R. —(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by rule 6A of the Service Tax Rules, 1994, the Central Government, hereby makes following amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 39/2012- Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 481(E), dated the 20th June, 2012, namely:-
In the said notification, in Explanation 1, after clause (d), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-
“(e) Krishi Kalyan Cess as levied under sub-section (2) of section 161 of the Finance Act, 2016 (28 of 2016).”.”
This notification shall come into force from the 1st day of June, 2016.
[F.No. B-1/18/2016 – TRU]
(Anurag Sehgal) Under Secretary
Note:-The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) by Notification No. 39/2012-ST dated June 20, 2012 vide number G.S.R. 481(E), dated the 20th June, 2012 and last amended vide notification No. 03/2016- Service Tax, dated the 3rd February, 2016 vide number G.S.R. 141(E)., dated the 3rd February, 2016.