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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

The nation’s biggest ever cleanliness drive ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ is beyond the politics and stimulated by patriotism moved by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi which is expected to cost over INR 62,000 crore.

Swachh Bharat Cess

In consonance with the aforesaid mission of Swachh Bharat a provision was made in the Budget 2015 for levying a Swachh Bharat Cess on all or any of the services, for the purposes of financing and promoting Swachh Bharat initiatives.

Need for levy of Swachh Bharat Cess

A country of more than 120 crore people mostly facing dirty surroundings cause many diseases, like, malaria, dengue, diarrhea, jaundice, cholera etc., with associated high public health expenditure. For this purpose, it would be pertinent to note that according to the Government of India estimates, expenditure on health adds up to Rs.6,700crore annually. Increased allocation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan can prevent many of these diseases with consequential benefit to one and all. Besides Study by American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene reveals that between 2006 and 2012, India reported an annual average of 20,474 dengue cases, with direct medical cost of about Rs.3500 crore per annum. Swachh Bharat Cess is not another tax but a step towards involving each and every citizen in making contribution to Swachh Bharat.

Accordingly, the Government has decided 15th November 2015 as the date for levy, a Swachh Bharat Cess at the rate of 0.5% on all services which are presently liable to service tax. Thereby meaning, 50 paisa will be levied & collected on rendering a taxable service of INR 100/-.

Provisions in Service Tax Law

Let me first place the relevant extracts of Section 119 [Chapter VI] of the Finance Act 2015 which contains the provisions for levy and collection of Swachh Bharat Cess.

“CHAPTER VI

SWACHH BHARAT CESS

119. (1) This Chapter shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

(2) There shall be levied and collected in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, a cess to be called the Swachh Bharat Cess, as service tax on all or any of the taxable services at the rate of two per cent on the value of such services for the purposes of financing and promoting Swachh Bharat initiatives or for any other purpose relating thereto.

(3) The Swachh Bharat Cess leviable under sub-section (2) shall be in addition to any cess or service tax leviable on such taxable services under Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994, or under any other law for the time being in force.

(4) The proceeds of the Swachh Bharat Cess levied under sub-section (2) shall first be credited to the Consolidated Fund of India and the Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, utilise such sums of money of the Swachh Bharat Cess for such purposes specified in sub-section (2), as it may consider necessary.

(5) The provisions of Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994 and the rules made thereunder, including those relating to refunds and exemptions from tax, interest and imposition of penalty shall, as far as may be, apply in relation to the levy and collection of the Swachh Bharat Cess on taxable services, as they apply in relation to the levy and collection of tax on such taxable services under Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994 or the rules made thereunder, as the case may be.”

A very careful reading to the aforesaid section make it crystal clear that the Swachh Bharat Cess is levied & collected as service tax and all the provisions as to levy and collection of service tax on taxable service is applicable to Swachh Bharat Cess.The Government, vide Notification No. 21/2015 – ST dated 06th November, 2015 notified the levy of SBC on all taxable services w.e.f 15th November, 2015. Besides vide issuance of Notification No 22/2015 granted an exemption in respect of Swachh Bharat Cess (hereinafter called SBC).

Undoubtedly, the levy of SBC has made the Indian industry into dilemma in regard to the compliance of norms contained in Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994. But the only solace is that SBC is 0.5% only due to an exemption and not 2% as the enactment says. In this regard, the CBEC has tried to clarify much of the issues pertaining to it which are placed here-in-below for easy of reference:

Swachh Bharat Cess

A Cess which shall be levied and collected in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VI of the Finance Act, 2015 called Swachh Bharat Cess, as service tax on all the taxable services at the rate of 0.5% of the value of taxable service. SBC is not a cess on Service Tax.

SBC would be calculated in the same way as Service tax is calculated. Therefore, SBC would be levied on the same taxable value as service tax.

Date of implementation of SBC

Notification No 21/2015-ST dated 6th November, 2015 notifies 15th day of November, 2015 as the date from which provisions of Swachh Bharat Cess will come into effect.

Will SBC be leviable on exempted services and services in the negative list

The Central Government vide notification No 22/2015-ST dated 6th November 2015, has notifiedthat SBC shall be applicable on all taxable services except services which are either fully exempt from service tax under any notification issued under section 93(1) of the Finance Act, 1994 or are otherwise not leviable to service tax under section 66B of the Finance Act, 1994.

In other words, it is not leviable on services which are fully exempt from service tax or those covered under the negative list of services.

Is SBC be required to be mentioned separately in invoice

SBC would be levied, charged, collected and paid to Government independent of service tax. This needs to be charged separately on the invoice, accounted for separately in the books of account and paid separately under separate accounting code which has been notified vide Circular No. 188/7/2015-ST dated the 16th November, 2015.

Besides that SBC may be charged separately after service tax as a different line item in invoice. It can be accounted and treated similarly to Education cesses.

Calculation of SBC for services under reverse charge mechanism (RCM)

The very popular Reverse Charge Mechanism wherein the liability has been shifted from service provider to the service recipient to pay service tax under section 68(2) of the Finance Act, 1994. In regard to RCM, it would be pertinent to note that the provisions of Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994, and the rules made thereunder are also applicable to SBC as per section 119 (5) of the Finance Act, 2015 mentioned above in relevant extract. Thus, the reverse charge under section 68(2) of the Finance Act, 1994, is made applicable to SBC.

The same has been clarified vide notification No. 24/2015-Service Tax dated 12th November, 2015 to provide that reverse charge under notification No.30/2012-Service Tax dated 20th June, 2012 shall be applicable for the purpose of levy of Swachh Bharat Cess mutatis mutandis.

Calculation of SBC for services where abatement is allowed

Taxable services, on which service tax is leviable on a certain percentage of value of taxable service, will attract SBC on the same percentage of value as provided in the notification No. 26/2012-ST, dated 20th June, 2012. Accordingly, the same shall apply for the purpose of SBC as enumerated here-in-below for ease of reference:

Taxable Service Abatement%           Taxable% Service Tax% Swachh Bharat Cess%
Services in relation to financial leasing including hire purchase 90 10 1.40 0.05
Transport of goods by rail 70 30 4.20 0.15
Transport of passengers by rail 70 30 4.20 0.15
Bundled service by way of supply of food or any other article of human consumption or any drink, in a premises 30 70 9.80 0.35
Transport of passengers by air

·         Economy Class

·         Other than Economy Class

60 40 5.60 0.20
40 60 8.40 0.30
Renting of hotels, inns, guest houses, clubs, campsites or other commercial places meant for residential or lodging purposes. 40 60 8.40 0.30
GTA Services 70 30 4.20 0.15
Renting of any motor vehicle designed to carry passengers 60 40 5.60 0.20
Transport of goods in a vessel 70 30 4.20 0.15
Services  by a tour operator in relation to,-

· a package tour
·  a tour, if the tour operator is providing services solely of arranging or booking accommodation for any person in relation to a tour

· any services other than specified at (i) and (ii) above.

75 25 3.50 0.125
90 10 1.40 0.05
60 40 5.60 0.20
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 75 25 3.50 0.125
Residential properties having a carpet area above 2000 sq ft and where amount charged is equal to or more than Rs. 1 crore

Commercial properties.

70 30 4.20 0.15

 Is CENVAT Credit of the SBC is available

No. SBC is not integrated in the Cenvat Credit chain. Now the basic question which puts many minds in dilemma is why it is not Cenvatable when the relevant extracts of Section 199(2) states the same needs to be treated as service tax? The Cenvat Credit Rule 2004 allows the provider of output service to CENVAT credit of service tax leviable under section 66A and 66B of the Finance Act, 1994 & since the levy of SBC is designed under Section 119 of the Finance Act 2015, the CENVAT credit of SBC cannot be allowed.

Therefore, credit of SBC cannot be availed. Further, it would be relevant to note that SBC cannot be paid by utilizing credit of any other duty or tax.

Refund of Swachh Bharat Cess for Expoters

Refund Under Eligibility for Refund
Rule 5 of CCR r/w N.No 27/2012-CE(NT) Not eligible
Notification No.39/2012-ST Eligible as specifically grants rebate of Service Tax & Cess
Notification No. 41/2012-ST Not eligible as grants rebate only of Service tax.

Point of taxation for Swachh Bharat Cess

Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 contains several rules, but it needs to be seen which Rules there under gets triggered by this levy of Swachh Bharat Cess.

Rule 3 determines POT for tax payable under straight charge.

Rule 4 of POT does not get triggered in the instant case as Section 65B(50) defines “tax” to mean service tax leviable u/s 66B of the Act & since SBC is a cess levied u/s 119 of the Act and not a tax levied u/s 66B of the Act. Hence, levy of SBC does not amount to change in effective rate of tax.

Rule 5 of the Point of Taxation Rules would be applicable in this case since this levy has come for the first time on all services except those services which are in the Negative List or are wholly exempt from service tax. SBC, therefore, is a new levy, which was not in existence earlier. It has been endeavored to place the provisions in this regard in tabular for ease of reference:

SBC Leviable or Not Completion of Service Invoice Payment
SBC After After After
SBC On/after After 14 days Before
No SBC On/after Within 14 days Before
No SBC Before Before Before
No SBC On/after Before Before

#Effective date in the above data is 15th November, 2015

#14th day is 29th November, 2015

Rule 7 determines POT in respect of Reverse Charge Mechanism (‘RCM’) on transactions with associated enterprise (service provider located outside India) and also on transactions with other parties.

RCM on transaction with associated enterprise:

Date of entry in books of account Invoice date Payment date POT SBC Levied or not
10th Nov 2015 15th Nov 2015 30th Nov 2015 10th Nov 2015 No SBC
15th Nov 2015 6th Oct 2015 30th Nov 2015 15th Nov 2015 SBC
15th Nov 2015 15th Nov 2015 10th Nov 2015 10th Nov 2015 No SBC

RCM on transaction with other parties:

Invoice date Payment date POT SBC levied or not
10TH Sep 2015 10th Nov 2015 10th Nov 2015 No SBC
10TH Sep 2015 15TH Nov 2015 15TH Nov 2015 SBC
10TH Sep 2015 25TH Dec 2015 payment is not made within 3 months 11th Dec 2015 The date immediately following end of 3 months SBC

Calculation of Service Tax and SBC on services covered under Rule 2A, 2B or 2C of Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006

The tax (Service Tax and SBC) on services covered by Rule 2A, 2B or 2C of Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006, would be computed by multiplying the value determined in accordance with these respective rules with [14% + 0.5%] which is displayed here-in-below for the ease of reference:

Valuation rule Taxable Value % Service Tax %              SBC
Original Works Contract – Rule 2A(ii)(A) 40 5.60 0.20
Other contracts – Rule 2A(ii)(B) 70 9.80 0.35
Money changing – Rule 2B Specified Value 14% of specified value 0.5% of specified value
Restaurant – Rule 2C 40 5.60 0.20
Outdoor Catering –Rule 2C 60 8.40 0.30

Is SBC applicable on services covered by Rule 6 of Service Tax Rules i.e. air travel agent, life insurance premium, purchase and sale of foreign currency and services by lottery distributors/selling agents

A new Sub-rule (7D) to rule 6 has been inserted vide notification 25/2015-Service Tax, dated 12th November, 2015 so as to provide that the person liable for paying the service tax under sub-6 rule (7), (7A), (7B) or (7C) of rule 6 of Service Tax Rules, shall have the option to pay SBC as determined as per the following formula:-

Service Tax liability [calculated as per sub-rule (7), (7A), (7B) or (7C)] X 0.5%/14%. In this regard, it would be relevant to note that the option under this sub-rule once exercised, shall apply uniformly in respect of such services and shall not be changed during a financial year under any circumstances.

Is a person providing both exempted and taxable service and reversing credit @ 7% of value of exempted service under Rule 6 of Cenvat Credit Rules, does he need to reverse the SBC also

NO. Reversal of SBC is not required under Rule 6 of Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 as SBC is not integrated in the Cenvat Credit chain.

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44 responses to “Swachh Bharat Cess – Ready Reckoner”

  1. N MOHAN CHANDU says:

    INPUT CREDIT IS AVAILABLE FOR SBC

  2. Nikhil says:

    No, SBC is not cenvatable. The same can’t be set-off against output SBC liabolity.

  3. Chandrashekhar Prabhumirashi says:

    Can you please state whether SB Cess charged on Input Services is available for consideration of output SB Cess liability? i.e. whether output SB Cess Liability can be reduced to the extent of SB Cess paid on Input Services?

  4. THE WEST COAST PAPER MILLS says:

    if service tax is not applicable due to thresh hold limit of 10 lac, then whether SBC is applicable or no

  5. Mayur Soni says:

    Dear Sir,

    We are service provider and our billing period is 01.oct.2015 to 31.dec.2015 and payment terms is end of quarter meanse i.e. after 31.dec.2015.
    So my bill is generated for client on 31.dec.2015 and “cess’ has claimed 0.50% on total bill period i.e. from 01.oct.2015 to 31.12.2015.

    so what actually is true? Is “cess’ applicable from 01.oct.2015 to 31.dec.2015.

    kindly suggest.

  6. Krishna says:

    Hi,
    How to calculate the service tax on freight charges.

  7. Krishna says:

    Hi

    One of our supplier has charged service tax on freight charges claimed. kindly let me know how to calculate service tax on freight charges. Freight Charge (Rs.40050) + Service tax @ 4.2% + SBC @0.5%

  8. Rajaram says:

    Regarding SBC Tax 0.50%

    I have a doubt for payment of SBC Tax.

    For Example:

    Output SBC Tax 0.50% = 2000
    Less: Input SBC Tax 0.50% = 1000
    SBC Tax Payable = 1000/-
    This is the way right or not? Please clarify

  9. Jaydeep Amrania says:

    Hello Sir,

    Usually, the contractors engaged with construction business charge 14% service tax on their bill value. Now there was a clause made by govt. that 50% of service tax (i.e., 14% x 40% = 5.60% / 2 = 2.8%) to be paid by the contractor and the other 50& of service tax (i.e., again 2.8% remaining one) to be paid by the client. Accordingly, when the contractors raise their invoices for payment, they charge our client with 2.8% on their total bill value, which is correct as per law.

    Now in this case, where swachh bharat cess of 0.50% is being said to be calculated same as service tax, pls. clarify whether the contractor is required to raise his invoice to the client charging 0.50% on 40% of total bill value or 0.25% on 40% of total bill value? In other way, whether SBC is also liable to be paid 50% by contractor and other 50% by client OR the entire SBC of 0.50% is payable by client only?

    Pls. clarify asap.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Jaydeep Amrania
    +91 9925041819

    • Shubham Mittal says:

      Dear Jaydeep

      Solution of your query:

      Swacch Bharat Cess shall be chargeble @ 0.5% which is explained below:

      e.g. Value of Invoice Rs. 100
      Value of Taxable Service = 40 [(100*40%) as per Rule 2A of service tax (Determination of value) Rules, 2006]
      As per RCM, In case of Works contract(as specified), Partial RCM shall be applicable.

      Hence Service Tax shall be charged as below:
      40*50%*14.5% = 2.90

      I hope your query is resolved.

  10. Boopathi says:

    Regarding SBC Tax 0.50%

    I have a doubt for payment of SBC Tax.

    For Example:

    Output SBC Tax 0.50% = 2000
    Less: Input SBC Tax 0.50% = 1000

    SBC Tax Payable = 1000/-

    This is the way right or not?

  11. Shweta More says:

    I have a query. we booked 2 flats on 11th november. One is 630 sq ft and 2nd one is 1650sqft. We had paid only booking amount @ d time of booking. Possession will be in September 2017. Yesterday we had paid 10percent of total amt and signed the agreement. they added SBC @0.50% in d total of both the flats. Is it correct??

  12. Ram Bhat says:

    I am totally confused on the latest demand note from the builder.
    Pl comment if the following line items in the demand note from the builder are correct –

    Property information :
    Residential property under construction with carpet area 1350 sq ft
    Agreement value – Rs.2cr+
    Date of invoice: 1st Dec, 2015 at casting of 10th floor

    Line items of demand note cum invoice –

    on Casting of 10th Upper Floor Slab 722549
    Other Charges (1st Installment) 169100
    TAX-Service Tax on sales – Other Charges @ 14 % 10460
    TAX-Service Tax on sales – Other Charges @ 5.60 % 5214
    TAX-Service Tax on sales @ 4.20 % 30347
    TAX-Swachh Bharat Cess @ 0.15 % 1084
    TAX-Swachh Bharat cess @ 0.20 % (On Other Charges) 186
    TAX-Swachh Bharat Cess @ 0.50 % (On Other Charges) 380
    VAT-VAT on sales – Other Charges @ 5 % 4655
    Total Amount 944155

    Thank you very much in advance.
    Regards
    Ram

  13. s.m.bhatia says:

    Dear sir,
    I am transport contractor on monthly base. Invoice is raised on 30-11-15 for whole month. Kindly explain how to clalculate ST+sbc for Nov-15.

  14. Palaniappan says:

    Dear Sir,

    For Civil Works – 5.6% ST is calculated & Swach bharat cess will be 0.2% additionally right.

    My doubt is while calculating swach bharat cess, asusual whether we have to add the Free issue materials & deduct the mobilization advance or

    otherwise 0.2% should be calculated for the basic invoice value (15.11.15 to 30.11.15) alone.

    Kindly clarify, Thanks in advance.

  15. kiran says:

    will TDS applicable on SBC?

    • Aditya Singhania says:

      A very careful reading to the provisions of Swachh Bharat Cess as contained in Section 119(2) of the Finance Act’2015, it becomes amply clear that the SBC shall be treated “AS SERVICE TAX”.

      “119(2) There shall be levied and collected in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, a cess to be called the Swachh Bharat Cess, as service tax”

      Accordingly, the provisions of TDS has to be read and applied. In my view, as per the relevant provisions of TDS as contained in Income Tax Act, TDS shall not be deducted on swachh bharat cess.

      Thanks & Regards!

  16. sunil k goel says:

    DEAR SIR,

    I WANT TO CLEAR THAT IF SERVICE HAS MADE BEFORE 15.11.15 AND INVOICE ALSO RAISED BEFORE 15.11.15 BUT PAYMENT ONE PART OF SERVICE MADE BEFORE 15.11.15 AND BAL PAID AFTER 15.11.15 BUT BEFORE 29.11.15 THEN WHAT WILL BE THE SITUATION OF LIABILITY OF SBC.

    SUNIL K GOEL

    • Aditya Singhania says:

      Dear Sunil Sir,

      With regard to your query, it is pertinent to note that when the ‘Invoice’ is issued & ‘Payment’ is received before 15th Nov,2015, the SBC shall not be levied only in respect of that first part payment as per the provision of Rule 5(a) of POT Rules.

      In respect of another part payment made within 14 days from 15th Nov,2015(as per the query), it would be relevant to note that the condition of 14 days is applicable for the purpose of issue of ‘Invoice’ and not in respect of ‘Payment’as per Rule 5(b) of POT Rules.

      In my view, it is therefore humbly submitted that although the ‘invoice’ and ‘completion of service’ has taken place before 15th Nov, 2015 but since the part ‘payment’ is made after 15th Nov’ 2015, accordingly the Swachh Bharat Cess shall be levied on the other part payment.

      Thanks & Regards.

  17. M Srinivasa Rao says:

    Dear Sir,

    can we adjust Swachh Bharat Cess paid to Sub Contractors with Swachh Bharat Cess Received from Client?

    • Shubham Mittal says:

      Dear Rao

      With regard to your query, please note that as per FAQ released by CBEC for Swacch Bharat Cess, SBC is not integrated in the Cenvat Credit Chain. Therefore, credit of SBC cannot be availed. Further, SBC cannot be paid by utilizing credit of any other duty or tax.

  18. nagender saini says:

    are power and water expenses increase due to swachh bharat cess

  19. M R SHARMA says:

    SBC IS APPLICABLE TO ALL SERVICES WHICH ATTRACTS S T .

    SBC IS APPLICABLE WEF 15.11.15 WE HAVE SEVERAL BILLS DATED EARLIER TO 15.11.15 BUT PAYMENT IS MADE/OR TO BE MADE AFTER 15.11.2015 -SBC WILL SBC WILL ATTRACT OR NOT.

    SBC IS APPLICABLE WEF 15.11.15 WE HAVE COLLECTED VARIOUS RECEIPTS PERTAINING TO PRIOR PERIOD OF 15.11.15 BUT PAYMENT IS MADE/OR TO BE MADE AFTER 15.11.2015 -SBC WILL SBC WILL ATTRACT OR NOT.

    • nagender saini says:

      i know its applicable on all service covered under service tax but i am telling about utility expenses like water and power expenses clear me with source reference. so that i chalange to any one.

  20. Gourav says:

    In case of of point of taxation of SBC the first 3 row in wrong. in place of after before is written there.

    Correct me if i am wrong.

  21. Sachin Jain says:

    Is it Correct ???

    As per the FAQ issued by CBEC, Rule 5 of the Point of Taxation Rules would be applicable in case of Swachh Bharat Cess.

    RULE 5. Payment of tax in case of new services.-
    Where a service is taxed for the first time, then,-
    (a) no tax shall be payable to the extent the invoice has been issued and the payment received against such
    invoice before such service became taxable;
    (b) no tax shall be payable if the payment has been received before the service becomes taxable and invoice
    has been issued within fourteen days of the date when the service is taxed for the first time.

    Now, if we go through the 2nd condition i.e. Invoice Issued within 14 days i.e. 29th Nov,2015 and Payment Received before such service become taxable, payment received means DATE OF PAYMENT which is defined in Rule 2A of point of Taxation Rules.

    Rule 2A is as follows –
    Date of payment: [Rule 2A]
    For the purposes of these rules, “date of payment” shall be the earlier of the dates on which the payment is entered in the books of accounts or is credited to the bank account of the person liable to pay tax:

    Provided that –
    (A) the date of payment shall be the date of credit in the bank account when –
    (i) there is a change in effective rate of tax or when a service is taxed for the first time during the period between such entry in books of accounts and its credit in the bank account; and
    (ii) the credit in the bank account is after four working days from the date when there is change in effective rate of tax or a service is taxed for the first time; and
    (iii) the payment is made by way of an instrument which is credited to a bank account,

    As per the Proviso of Rule 2A, the date of payment will be the date of Credit in the bank if –
    the credit in bank is AFTER 4 working days from the date of new levy i.e. after 19th Nov,2015.
    But, if the date of credit in the bank is on or before 19th Nov,2015, then this proviso is not applicable and Rule 2A will be applied.

    Now, as per Rule 2A, “Date of Payment” shall be-
    Earlier of the dates on which: Payment is entered in the books
    OR Credited in the bank account

    INTERPRETATION-
    So as per my interpretation of Rule 5 read with Rule 2A, If the payment is entered in the books of account on or before 14th Nov, 2015 and Payment is made on or before 19th Nov,2015 and Invoice is issued on or before 29th Nov,2015, No Swachh Bharat Cess is payable, irrespective of date of provision of service or Continuous supply of Service.

    Is it Correct ???

    • Aditya Singhania says:

      Dear Sachin Sir,

      Absolutely correct.

      Even if the ‘completion of service’ takes place on or after 15th Nov, 2015, No Swachh Bharat Cess will be levied in case:

      (i) Invoice is issued within 14 days from the 15th Nov, 2015 i.e.by 29th Nov,2015; &
      (ii)Payment is made before or within 4 working days from 15th Nov,2015 i.e. by 19th Nov,2015.

      In case of any further clarification, feel free to get in touch with me.

      Thanks & Regards!

      • Aditya Singhania says:

        Dear Sachin Sir,

        Absolutely correct.

        Even if the ‘completion of service’ takes place on or after 15th Nov, 2015, No Swachh Bharat Cess will be levied in case:

        (i) Invoice is issued within 14 days from the 15th Nov, 2015 i.e.by 29th Nov,2015; &
        (ii)Payment is entered in Books of Accounts before 15th Nov,2015 “&” payment is made on or before within 4 working days from 15th Nov,2015 i.e. by 19th Nov,2015.

        Thanks & Regards!

  22. Himesh Gajjar says:

    Very good and exhaustive article. I cleared my almost doubts here.
    Kudos

  23. Amol S Joglekar says:

    Thank you

  24. Bharat Patel says:

    Sorry…
    Sr.No. 1 & 4 are same.

    • Author Aditya Singhania says:

      Yes bharat , you are absolutely correct. There was a typing error as the two line items were identical, I have already posted my rectification comment earlier, please refer to it.

      Thanks & regards

  25. Bharat Patel says:

    Sir, I read your artical carefuly. Please rectify or clarify below sr.no. 1 & 3 point wich both are same..

    SBC Leviable or Not Completion of Service Invoice Payment

    SBC Before Before Before
    SBC On/after After 14 days Before
    No SBC On/after Within 14 days Before
    No SBC Before Before Before
    No SBC On/after Before Before

  26. vishakha says:

    Good article consolidating all queries

  27. Savithri says:

    Thank you so much for giving good informations….:)

  28. sandip shewale says:

    Dear sir,

    In case of GTA ,when service received prior to 15.11.15, Invoice date is also prior to 15.11.15 and invoice booking date is also prior to 15.11.15 but only payment made after 15.11.15 would there be a SBC applicable??

    Thanks

    • Aditya Singhania says:

      Dear Sir,

      In the instant case, as the assessee falls under RCM(GTA service), Rule 7 of the Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 gets trigerred & consequently the point of taxation is the date on which payment is made. Although the invoice is raised prior to 15th Nov, 2015, but as the payment is made on/after 15th Nov,2015, the Swachh Bharat Cess is levied.

      In case of any further clarification, feel free to get in touch.

      Thanks & Regards!

  29. M S Mutum says:

    Thank you for the elaborate details on SBC.
    However,what I want to know is whether Rented Basment Parking attracts Service Tax and SBC ?

    Please reply.

    Regards.

    • Aditya Singhania says:

      Dear Sir,

      Since the Basement parking is ‘Rented’ as narrated by you. This cannot be said to fall within the ambit of Entry No 24 of Mega Exemption Notification No 25/2012-ST. For the ease of reference, I hereby lay before you the said extracts:

      “24. Services by way of vehicle parking to general public excluding leasing of space to an entity for providing such parking facility;”

      From the above, it becomes clear that the entity is covered in the exclusionary portion of the entry 24. Accordingly, the entity is liable to pay Service tax. It also needs to pay Swachh Bharat Cess as it is levied on taxable services (i.e.other than fully exempted service or negative list service.

      Hope the same may adhere to your need.

      Thanks & Regards

  30. Vinay says:

    With respect to Point of Taxation of SBC, In the table, the first row might be After-After-After i.e. The completion of Service is after 15-11-2015, Invoice is after 15-11-2015 and Payment is received after 15-11-2015, then SBC shall be leviable

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