Budget 2015-16

Updated List of Exempt Services under Service Tax

Service Tax - In this Article we have prepared a List of Services which are exempt from Service Tax as on date from Service Tax after considering Principal Service Tax Notification 25/2012-Service Tax and subsequent Notifications issued by CBEC from time to time....

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TDS on EPF and Submission of Form 15G & 15H

Service Tax - Simplification of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) mechanism for Employees Provident Fund Scheme (EPFS) Under the Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (EPF & MP Act, 1952), certain specified employers are required to comply with the Employees Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 (EPFS). However, these employers are also...

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Services covered under Reverse Charge Mechanism from 01.06.2015

Service Tax - Shivani Mangla Services covered under Reverse Charge Mechanism from 01.06.2015 (with % and type of person) S.No. Description of service Service Provider Service Receiver 1 Insurance Agency Services Insurance Agent Any person carrying on insurance business NIL (0%) 100% (14%) 1A Recovery Agent Services Recovery Agent Banking co./ Financial...

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Recent Changes In Service Tax Appellate Provisions

Service Tax - Amendments shall have the following effect w.e.f. 14.05.2015– (1) The remedy of appeal to Tribunal u/s 86 is not available in every case as it has now been provided subject to the saving clause 'save as otherwise provided herein'. The provisos added provide that saving. Thus, scope of section 86 has been curtailed. (2) Any appeal agai...

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Summary of Amendments in Indirect Taxes by Budget 2015

Service Tax - AMENDMENTS IN CENTRAL EXCISE ACT, 1944-1. Factors of Production for Tobacco Related Products – Explanation 3 to Section 3A- This amendment will enable the Central Government to specify more than one factor relevant to the production of notified goods under Section 3A. Accordingly, Central Government has issued NN 4/2015 & NN 5/2015 date...

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Download Finance Bill 2015 approved by President of India

Service Tax - Finance bill, 2015 has received the presidential assent on 14th May 2015 and has now become Finance Act, 2015 (NO. 20 OF 2015) . All the provisions which were due to be effective from the date the Finance Bill receives the assent of the President have now been implemented w.e.f. 14th May 2015....

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Rajya Sabha passes Finance Bill, 2015

Service Tax - After being passed by the lower house of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, May 7, 2015 has passed the Finance Bill, 2015. The Bill is already been passed by Lok Sabha on 30.04.2015 and will  now needs presidents assent to become and act and effective. Also Read- Lok Sabha approves Finance bill 2015 with […]...

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PM Letter to Farmers on Budget 2015

Service Tax - India is a country of farmers. As a nation, our roots lie in our villages and farms, which have been providing sustenance to our people for generations. Our festivals, fairs and functions are all based on our agricultural heritage and background. You are our Annadaata, for which we are eternally grateful and indebted to you....

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PM Letter to youth of the country on Budget 2015

Service Tax - Prime Minister 31 March 2015 My Dear Young friends, With 65% of our population under the age of 35, India is the youngest nation in the world. It is built on your toil and enterprise. You are our competitive advantage- our biggest strength. In your success, lies the success of the nation. Yet, not enough […]...

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PM Letter to Industrial Workers on Budget 2015

Service Tax - A Shrama Yogi like you fulfills many of our nation1s needs. You build India through your sweat and toil. You support the economy with much needed muscle and skills. The products that we use everyday are a result of your labour. Your importance in our society can thus not be emphasized enough....

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Clarification on rate of service tax on restaurant service

Circular No. 184/3/2015-Service Tax - (03/06/2015) - Circular No. 184/3/2015-ST Dated the 3rd June, 2015 It is further clarified that exemption from service tax still continues to services provided in relation to serving of food or beverages by a restaurant, eating joint or a mess, other than those having the facility of air-conditioning or central ai...

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TDS on withdrawal from PF wef 1st June 2015

WSU/6(1)2011/IT/Vol-IV/5931 - (21/05/2015) - The Finance Act, 2015 (20 of 2015) has Inserted a new section 192A regarding the payment of accumulated provident fund balance due to an employee. The Provision Shall Take effect from 01st June 2015. Income Tax should be deducted at source (TDS) at the following rates if at the time of payment of th...

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Reg. Refund of Unutilized Cenvat Credit and on supply of manpower services

Notification No. 15/2015-Central Excise (N.T.) - (19/05/2015) - Notification No. 15/2015-Central Excise (N.T.) Dated: May 19, 2015- Amends notification no. 12/2014 CE(NT) - Refund of Unutilized Cenvat Credit under Rule 5B of Cenvat Credit to the Service Provider - No refund in respect of supply of manpower for any purpose or security services w.e.f. 1-6-2015...

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Cenavt Credit reversal rate increased to 7% under rule 6 wef 01.06.2015

Notification No. 14/2015-Central Excise (N.T.) - (19/05/2015) - Notification No. 14/2015-Central Excise (N.T.)), Dated: May 19, 2015 Amends Rule 6 of the Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 - Rate of amount of reversal of Credit increased from 6% to 7% with effect from 1st of June, 2015....

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Service Tax Changes applicable from 01.06.2015

D.O.F.No.334/5/2015-TRU, - (19/05/2015) - The Finance Bill, 2015, has received the assent of the Honorable President and has been notified. In the Budget, 2015, certain amendments in the Finance Act, 1994 have been incorporated through the Finance Act, 2015, which will come into effect from a date to be notified. In this regard, 1st June, 2...

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Updated List of Exempt Services under Service Tax

In this Article we have prepared a List of Services which are exempt from Service Tax as on date from Service Tax after considering Principal Service Tax Notification 25/2012-Service Tax and subsequent Notifications issued by CBEC from time to time....

Read More

TDS on EPF and Submission of Form 15G & 15H

Simplification of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) mechanism for Employees Provident Fund Scheme (EPFS) Under the Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (EPF & MP Act, 1952), certain specified employers are required to comply with the Employees Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 (EPFS). However, these employers are also...

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Services covered under Reverse Charge Mechanism from 01.06.2015

Shivani Mangla Services covered under Reverse Charge Mechanism from 01.06.2015 (with % and type of person) S.No. Description of service Service Provider Service Receiver 1 Insurance Agency Services Insurance Agent Any person carrying on insurance business NIL (0%) 100% (14%) 1A Recovery Agent Services Recovery Agent Banking co./ Financial...

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

Recent Changes In Service Tax Appellate Provisions

Amendments shall have the following effect w.e.f. 14.05.2015– (1) The remedy of appeal to Tribunal u/s 86 is not available in every case as it has now been provided subject to the saving clause 'save as otherwise provided herein'. The provisos added provide that saving. Thus, scope of section 86 has been curtailed. (2) Any appeal agai...

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

Summary of Amendments in Indirect Taxes by Budget 2015

AMENDMENTS IN CENTRAL EXCISE ACT, 1944-1. Factors of Production for Tobacco Related Products – Explanation 3 to Section 3A- This amendment will enable the Central Government to specify more than one factor relevant to the production of notified goods under Section 3A. Accordingly, Central Government has issued NN 4/2015 & NN 5/2015 date...

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Applicability of Service Tax on Entry to Amusement Facility

Access to amusement facilities was not covered under the scope of service tax till 31st May,2015 was mainly due to the reasons that entertainment duty falls in the State List i.e. only the State Governments can impose any kind of tax on them as per the Entry No. 62 of List II of Schedule VII of Constitution....

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Impact of Service Tax on Uber, Ola!!

The dawn of Cab aggregators Uber, Ola, etc.., has been seen in India in recent times, but the laws pertaining to service tax in the aggregators model of service was in gray. The aggregator model of service is new in India and there has been a lack of clarity about service tax rules that must apply toward Uber, Ola, etc......

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Amnesty on pending SCNs for 30 days… from 14/05/2015

The Finance Act,2015 has come into effect from 14/05/2015.The new liberalized scheme on penalties under section 76 and 78 has been made applicable to all pending SCNs in Service tax matters and no order has been passed,till this date.The newly inserted section 78B,in the Finance Bill,2015 had specifically clarified this....

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Service tax on Amusement Parks and Entertainment events

Service Tax shall be levied on the service provided by way of access to amusement facility providing fun or recreation by means of rides, gaming devices or bowling alleys in amusement parks, amusement arcades, water parks and theme parks....

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Analysis of Service tax applicability on Chit Fund

Amendment made by Finance Bill, 2015 by way of insertion of explanation to Sec 65B(44) , it is clear that the Govt. intends to collect the service tax on foreman commission . However, it is well settled position of the law that the any explanation bringing the new activity into tax net would not be having a retrospective effect unless the...

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