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CA Sandeep KanoiAbatement in Service Tax was First Introduced Vide Principal Notification No. 26/2012-Service Tax, dated 20th June 2012 and subsequently been amended vide Notification No. 2/2013 – Service Tax, dated the 1st March, 2013, Notification No. 9/2013 – Service Tax, Dated: May 8, 2013, Notification No. 08/2014 – Service Tax Dated-11th July, 2014 and Notification No. 8/2015-ST, Dated: March 01, 2015.

By Union Budget 2015 and Notification No. 8/2015-ST, Dated: March 01, 2015 following amendment been made to Abatement Provisions wef 01.04.2015-

Changes made in Service Tax Abatement Provisions with effect from 01/04/2015

1. Transport of goods/ passengers by rail – Hitherto, service tax was payable on 30% of the value of services of rail transport of goods and passengers (with or without accompanied belongings) without any condition. Now, the abatement shall be available subject to the condition that Cenvat credit on inputs, capital goods and input services, used for providing the taxable services has not been taken under CCR, 2004.

2. Goods Transport Agency- Abatement on “Transportation of goods by Goods Transport Agency” was 75% which has now been reduced to 70%.

3. Services provided in relation to chit- Abatement on “Services provided in relation to chit” has been withdrawn.

4. Transport of goods in a vessel– Abatement on “Transportation of goods in a vessel” was 60% which has now been increased to 70%.

5.  Transport of passengers by Air–  Hitherto, an abatement of 60% was provided on taxable services of transport of passengers by air (with or without accompanied belongings). The said abatement continues for economy class travel and in case of other than economy class the abatement has been reduced to 40%.

Service Tax Rate Abatement Chart as Applicable from 01.04.2015 updated with Changes Made Vide Budget 2015 and Notification No. 8/2015-ST, Dated: March 01, 2015.

Table

Sr.No. Description of taxable service Percentage Conditions
Taxable Value Abatement
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1 Services in relation to financial leasing including hire purchase (Refer Note-1) 10 90 Nil.
2 Transport of goods by rail 30 70 CENVAT credit on inputs, capital goods and input services, used for providing the taxable service, has not been taken under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004
3 Transport of passengers, with or without accompanied belongings by rail 30 70 Same as above
4 Bundled service by way of supply of food or any other article of human consumption or any drink, in a premises ( including hotel, convention center, club, pandal, shamiana or any other place, specially arranged for organizing a function) together with renting of such premises (Refer Note-2) 70 30 (i) CENVAT credit on any goods classifiable under Chapters 1 to 22 of the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985 (5 of 1986) used for providing the taxable service, has not been taken under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004.
5 Transport of passengers by air, with or without accompanied belongings in CENVAT credit on inputs and capital goods, used for providing the taxable service, has not been taken under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004.
(i) economy class 40 60
(ii) other than economy class 60 40
6 Renting of hotels, inns, guest houses, clubs, campsites or other commercial places meant for residential or lodging purposes. 60 40 Same as above.
7 Services of goods transport agency in relation to transportation of goods. 30 70 CENVAT credit on inputs, capital goods and input services, used for providing the taxable service, has not been taken by the service provider under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004.
8 Services provided in relation to chit Omitted Vide Notification No. 8/2015-ST, Dated: March 01, 2015
9 Renting of motorcab 40 60

(i) CENVAT credit on inputs and capital goods, used for providing the taxable service, has not been taken under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004;

(ii) CENVAT credit on input service of renting of motorcab has been taken under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004, in the following manner:

(a) Full CENVAT credit of such input service received from a person who is paying service tax on forty percent of the value; or

(b) Up to forty percent CENVAT credit of such input service received from a person who is paying service tax on full value;

(iii) CENVAT credit on input services other than those specified in (ii) above, has not been taken under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004.

9A Transport of passengers, with or without accompanied belongings, by-a. a contract carriage other than motorcab.b. a radio taxi. 40 60 CENVAT credit on inputs, capital goods and input services, used for providing the taxable service, has not been taken under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004.
10 Transport of goods in a vessel  30 70 Same as above.
11 Services by a tour operator in relation to,-(i) a package tour (Refer Note-4) 25 75

(i) CENVAT credit on inputs, capital goods and input services other than the input service of a tour operator, used for providing the taxable service, has not been taken under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004.

(ii) The bill issued for this purpose indicates that it is inclusive of charges for such a tour.

(ii) a tour, if the tour operator is providing services solely of arranging or booking accommodation for any person in relation to a tour (Refer Note-5) 10 90

(i) CENVAT credit on inputs, capital goods and input services other than the input service of a tour operator, used for providing the taxable service, has not been taken under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004.

(ii) The invoice, bill or challan issued indicates that it is towards the charges for such accommodation.

(iii) This exemption shall not apply in such cases where the invoice, bill or challan issued by the tour operator, in relation to a tour, only includes the service charges for arranging or booking accommodation for any person and does not include the cost of such accommodation.

(iii) any services other than specified at (i) and (ii) above. 40 60

(i) CENVAT credit on inputs, capital goods and input services other than the input service of a tour operator, used for providing the taxable service, has not been taken under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004.

(ii)The bill issued indicates that the amount charged in the bill is the gross amount charged for such a tour.

12. (Refer Note-3) Construction of a complex, building, civil structure or a part thereof, intended for a sale to a buyer, wholly or partly, except where entire consideration is received after issuance of completion certificate by the competent authority,- (i) CENVAT credit on inputs used for providing the taxable service has not been taken under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004;

(a) for a residential unit satisfying both the following conditions, namely:–

(i) the carpet area of the unit is less than 2000 square feet; and

(ii) the amount charged for the unit is less than rupees one crore;

25 75 (ii) The value of land is included in the amount charged from the service receiver.
(b) for other than the (a) above. 30 70

Note-1 For the purposes of exemption at Serial number 1 –

(i) The amount charged shall be an amount, forming or representing as interest, i.e. the difference between the installments paid towards repayment of the lease amount and the principal amount contained in such installments;

(ii) the exemption shall not apply to an amount, other than an amount forming or representing as interest, charged by the service provider such as lease management fee, processing fee, documentation charges and administrative fee, which shall be added to the amount calculated in terms of (i) above.

Note-2. For the purposes of exemption at Serial number 4 –

The amount charged shall be the sum total of the gross amount charged and the fair market value of all goods and services supplied in or in relation to the supply of food or any other article of human consumption or any drink (whether or not intoxicating) and whether or not supplied under the same contract or any other contract, after deducting-

(i) the amount charged for such goods or services supplied to the service provider, if any; and

(ii) the value added tax or sales tax, if any, levied thereon:

Provided that the fair market value of goods and services so supplied may be determined in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles.

Note-3. For the purposes of exemption at Serial number 12 –

The amount charged shall be the sum total of the amount charged for the service including the fair market value of all goods and services supplied by the recipient(s) in or in relation to the service, whether or not supplied under the same contract or any other contract, after deducting-

(i) the amount charged for such goods or services supplied to the service provider, if any; and

(ii) the value added tax or sales tax, if any, levied thereon:

Provided that the fair market value of goods and services so supplied may be determined in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles.

Note-4 “package tour” means a tour wherein transportation, accommodation for stay, food, tourist guide, entry to monuments and other similar services in relation to tour are provided by the tour operator as part of the package tour to the person undertaking the tour,

Note-5 “tour operator” means any person engaged in the business of planning, scheduling, organizing, arranging tours (which may include arrangements for accommodation, sightseeing or other similar services) by any mode of transport, and includes any person engaged in the business of operating tours,

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92 responses to “Service Tax Abatement Rate Chart from 01.04.2015”

  1. Abhinav says:

    WHETHER RENTING OF HSD TANKER LORRY ON CONTRACT BASIS IS TAXABLE IN HAND OF LORRY OWNER

  2. Praveen K says:

    Dear Sir,

    Please Tell me the Abatement Notifaction number for Erection, Commission and Installation Service urgently please

  3. SAGAR S. PATKAR says:

    We have started import freight forwarding.

    We are charging ser tax @ 4.2% plus swachh bharat cess 0.15% , plus krishi cess 0.15% . and paid ser tax accordingly to department till Sept 2016.
    Now while filing half yearly return in service tax below mentioned error is appearing. Please help to solve this issue.

    V2SRC10 Exemption Notification No.{ 09/2016-S.T. } and Serial No.{ 1(a)(xiii) } is not applicable to the Service { Business support
    service } and/or for the return period.

    ERROR APPEARED FOR IMPORT OCEAN FRT. PLEASE HELP.

    Please advise which notification and serial number to be used.
    Best regards
    SAGAR PATKAR

  4. bhumika says:

    is abatement rate is applicable at time of import as well?

  5. Yogesh talwar says:

    sir what is the rate of abatement on outdoor catering services

  6. Deepak s Dhami says:

    Relevant post

  7. Gaurav Khandelwal says:

    Sir, instead of taking abatement @70% we took 75% abatement. Are we liable to pay the interest on the unpaid service tax? If yes, can you please provide me the interest rate.

  8. pal says:

    A travel agent engaged car in commercial offfice .what will be sericat tax system

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