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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 considerin...

September 7, 2016 629531 Views 56 comments Print

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

Income Tax : Simplification of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) mechanism for Employees Provident Fund Scheme (EPFS) Under the Employees Provident...

October 28, 2015 20040 Views 1 comment Print

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 se...

July 11, 2015 13233 Views 7 comments Print

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 e...

July 7, 2015 12378 Views 0 comment Print

Summary of Amendments in Indirect Taxes by Budget 2015

Excise Duty : AMENDMENTS IN CENTRAL EXCISE ACT, 1944-1. Factors of Production for Tobacco Related Products – Explanation 3 to Section 3A- This...

July 6, 2015 6727 Views 1 comment Print

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Download Finance Bill 2015 approved by President of India

Income Tax : Finance bill, 2015 has received the presidential assent on 14th May 2015 and has now become Finance Act, 2015 (NO. 20 OF 2015) . A...

May 18, 2015 23914 Views 0 comment Print

Rajya Sabha passes Finance Bill, 2015

Income Tax : After being passed by the lower house of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, May 7, 2015 has passed the Finance Bill, 2015. T...

May 9, 2015 8693 Views 0 comment Print

PM Letter to Farmers on Budget 2015

Finance : India is a country of farmers. As a nation, our roots lie in our villages and farms, which have been providing sustenance to our p...

May 1, 2015 964 Views 0 comment Print

PM Letter to youth of the country on Budget 2015

Finance : Prime Minister 31 March 2015 My Dear Young friends, With 65% of our population under the age of 35, India is the youngest nation i...

May 1, 2015 607 Views 0 comment Print

PM Letter to Industrial Workers on Budget 2015

Finance : A Shrama Yogi like you fulfills many of our nation1s needs. You build India through your sweat and toil. You support the economy w...

May 1, 2015 558 Views 0 comment Print

Latest Notifications

Clarification on rate of service tax on restaurant service

Service Tax : Circular No. 184/3/2015-ST Dated the 3rd June, 2015 It is further clarified that exemption from service tax still continues to ser...

June 3, 2015 34876 Views 0 comment Print

TDS on withdrawal from PF wef 1st June 2015

Income Tax : The Finance Act, 2015 (20 of 2015) has Inserted a new section 192A regarding the payment of accumulated provident fund balance due...

May 21, 2015 39542 Views 32 comments Print

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

Excise Duty : Notification No. 15/2015-Central Excise (N.T.) Dated: May 19, 2015- Amends notification no. 12/2014 CE(NT) - Refund of Unutilized ...

May 19, 2015 1640 Views 0 comment Print

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

Excise Duty : Notification No. 14/2015-Central Excise (N.T.)), Dated: May 19, 2015 Amends Rule 6 of the Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 - Rate of amo...

May 19, 2015 8151 Views 0 comment Print

Service Tax Changes applicable from 01.06.2015

Service Tax : The Finance Bill, 2015, has received the assent of the Honorable President and has been notified. In the Budget, 2015, certain ame...

May 19, 2015 104462 Views 0 comment Print

Service Tax Tax Rate 14% w.e.f. 01-06-2015 and related provisions

June 10, 2015 79205 Views 1 comment Print

The Finance Bill, 2015, has received the assent of the Honorable President and has been notified. 1st June, 2015 is being notified as the date on which the following provisions will come into effect. 1. The rate of Service Tax is being increased from 12% to 14% (including cesses). (Notification No.14/2015-Service Tax, dated 19th May, 2015 refers)

Clarification on Indirect Transfer Provisions under Income Tax Act, 1961

June 4, 2015 11738 Views 0 comment Print

The Honorable Finance Minister, during his Budget speech, spoke about moving towards a non adversarial tax regime which would be in consonance with global policy. In doing so, he has tried to address the concerns of foreign investors by making significant changes to the indirect transfer tax provisions under the Income Tax Act, 1961 (Act).

Taxsutra Analysis of Finance Act, 2015 amendments effective from 1st June, 2015

June 4, 2015 20840 Views 0 comment Print

Key Changes / Amendments effective from 1st June, 2015 : 1. Section 132B: The asset seized u/s. 132 or requisitioned u/s132A may be adjusted against the amount of liability arising on an application made before the Settlement Commission u/s. 245C (1). 2. Section 151 : No notice shall be issued u/s. 148 by an Assessing […]

Service Tax Rates chart from 01/06/2015

June 4, 2015 655095 Views 133 comments Print

Normal Service tax rate with effect from 1st June 2015 is 14%. However applicable rate is different for many services which may be subject to fulfillment of some conditions. This is mainly due to material value or non-service element included in total value of these services.

Advance in cash for Property Covered by Section 269SS & 269T wef 01.06.2015

June 4, 2015 178278 Views 30 comments Print

Mode of taking or accepting certain loans, deposits and specified sums and mode of repayment of loans or deposits and specified advances The earlier provisions contained in section 269SS of the Income-tax Act provide that no person shall take from any person any loan or deposit otherwise than by an account payee cheque or account […]

Clarification on rate of service tax on restaurant service

June 3, 2015 34876 Views 0 comment Print

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 air-heating in any part of the establishment, at any time during the year.

Changes In Direct Tax Provisions Effective from 01-06-2015 along with PPT

May 31, 2015 27534 Views 0 comment Print

As per Section 269SS if specified sum (any sum of money receivable, whether as advance or otherwise, in relation to transfer of an immovable property, whether or not the transfer takes place) taken or accepted in cash is Rs. 20,000 or more , penalty equal to amount taken shall be imposed under S. 271D.

Service tax on Aggregators who are neither Provider nor Receiver

May 27, 2015 5185 Views 0 comment Print

I recently received an email from Uber mentioning that the Finance Minister has recently asked the ‘Aggregator’ of taxi services to collect and remit Service tax on behalf of driver partners for fares on all rides. Consequently, they informed me that going forward (with effect from 1st March 2015), all taxi fares collected by the drivers shall include Service tax. An excerpt of the email is mentioned below:

RCM on Manpower Supply Vis-à-vis Manpower Recruitment

May 23, 2015 140575 Views 26 comments Print

Further recruitment of manpower is not the Supply of manpower, recruitment is altogether different from supply of manpower. On the basis of above information it can be assumed that only supply of manpower is covered under RCM and no reference regarding recruitment of manpower services is made for purposes of RCM.

Change in Service Tax Rate — Section 67A vs Rule 4 of Point of Taxation Rules

May 22, 2015 41586 Views 0 comment Print

CA Manindar Kakarla Introduction: Finance Bill, 2015 has proposed to increase the service tax rate to 14% by amending Section 66B. The said bill has received President’s assent on 14/05/2015. The increased rate is going to be effective from 01.06.2015. As there is a change in rate of tax, the applicability of new service tax […]

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