To resolve the disputes in regards to new levy, CBEC vide Notification No. 10/2016-Service Tax, Dated: March 01, 2016 has inserted an explanation to Rule 5 of Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 to provide that Rule 5 would be applied in case of new levy on services and that the exclusion to pay service tax on new levy or tax shall only be upon fulfilment of conditions provided in the said rule.

[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. 10/2016-Service Tax,

New Delhi, the 1st March, 2016

G.S.R.258 (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) and clause (hhh) of sub- section (2) of section 94 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Point of Taxation Rules, 2011, namely :—

1. (1) These rules may be called the Point of Taxation (Amendment) Rules, 2016.

(2) Save as otherwise provided in these rules, they shall come into force on the 1st day of March, 2016.

2. In the Point of Taxation Rules, 2011,–

(1) in the opening paragraph, after the words powers conferred under, the word, letters and signs sub-section (2) of section 67A and shall be inserted with effect from the date of enforcement of the Finance Act, 2016.

(2) in rule 5, after clause (b), the following explanations shall be inserted, namely,

“Explanation 1.- This rule shall apply mutatis mutandis in case of new levy on services.

Explanation 2.- New levy or tax shall be payable on all the cases other than specified above.”

[F. No. 334/8/2016-TRU]

(K. Kalimuthu)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note.- The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide notification No. 18/2011 – Service Tax, dated the 1st of March, 2011 vide number G.S.R. 175(E) dated the 1st of March, 2011 and last amended vide notification No. 13/2014 – Service Tax dated 11th July, 2014 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), by number G.S.R. 482(E), dated the 11th July, 2014.

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