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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 629411 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 20034 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 13227 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 12372 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 23908 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 8687 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 34849 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 39536 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 1637 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 104447 Views 0 comment Print


Taxability of newly taxable services from June 1, 2015

May 22, 2015 12396 Views 0 comment Print

 CA Bimal Jain The Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue vide Notification No. 14/2015-ST dated May 19, 2015 has notified that the following changes in relation to the Negative List of services contained under Section 66D of the Finance Act, 1994 (“the Finance Act”) shall be effective from June 1, 2015: ♠ Section 66D(f): Services […]

Analysis of Service tax rate increase from 12.36% to 14%

May 21, 2015 124056 Views 22 comments Print

Analysis of Service tax rate increase from 12.36% to 14% (Subsuming EC and SHEC) effective from 01.06.2015 After the Hon’ble President has given assent to the Finance Bill, 2015 on May 14, 2015, the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue vide Notification No. 14/2015-ST dated May 19, 2015 has notified increase in the rate of […]

CBEC Press release regarding increase in Service Tax

May 21, 2015 3340 Views 0 comment Print

In the Union Budget, 2015, an increase in the rate of Service Tax from 12% to 14% had been proposed from a date to be notified. The Finance Bill, 2015 has since been enacted and the Central Government has notified 1st June, 2015 as the date from which the rate of 14% would become applicable. The provisions levying Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess would also cease to have effect from same date i.e. 1st June, 2015

TDS on withdrawal from PF wef 1st June 2015

May 21, 2015 39536 Views 32 comments Print

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 the accumulated PF balance is more than or equal to Rs. 30,000/-, with service than 5 years:-

Pro-founding Impact of change in effective rate of SERVICE TAX

May 20, 2015 6642 Views 0 comment Print

Before proceeding onto the areas wherein the change in rate of service tax will have its effect, let us have a brief on the Finance Bill 2015 which proposed for the said changes in regards to the subject matter. Clause 106 of the Finance Bill, 2015 and paragraph 3 of JS (TRU-II)D.O.F.No.334/5/2015-TRU, New Delhi, May […]

Service tax rate increased to 14% wef 01.06.2015 & Other changes

May 20, 2015 116572 Views 0 comment Print

After the Hon’ble President has given assent to the Finance Bill, 2015 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue vide Notification No. 14/2015-ST dated May 19, 2015 has notified increase in the rate of Service tax from 12.36% to flat 14% (Subsuming Education Cess and Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Cess) to be effective from June 1, 2015.

Significant changes under Customs wef 14.05.2015

May 20, 2015 12159 Views 0 comment Print

Section 112: Penalty for improper importation of goods etc. Section 112 is being amended so as to substitute sub-clause (ii) of clause (b) to provide that penalty for improper importation of the dutiable goods other than the prohibited goods would be higher of the following:

Significant changes under Central Excise wef 14.05.2015

May 20, 2015 29130 Views 0 comment Print

Section 11A: Recovery of duties not levied or not paid or short-levied or short-paid or erroneously refunded- a) Section 11A(5), 11A(6) and 11A(7) of the Excise Act contains the provisions relating to the category of cases where fraud, collusion, wilful mis-statement, etc., is involved but the details relating to the transactions are available in the specified record like reduced penalty of 50%, maximum penalty of 25% in cases where the duty amount, interest and reduced penalty is paid before issuance of SCN etc.

Service Tax rate wef 01.06.2015 on Air Travel, Life Insurance, Money Changing & Lotteries Services

May 20, 2015 99925 Views 15 comments Print

In respect of certain services like money changing service, service provided by air travel agent, insurance service and service provided by lottery distributor and selling agent, the service provider has been allowed to pay service tax at an alternative rate subject to the conditions as prescribed under rules 6(7), 6(7A), 6(7B) and 6(7C) of the Service Tax Rules, 1994. Consequent to the upward revision in Service Tax rate, the said alternative rates shall also be revised proportionately.

14% Service Tax rates from 01st June 2015 & Changes in Cess

May 20, 2015 24320 Views 1 comment Print

14% Service Tax from 01.06.2015- Section 66B of the Finance Act, 1994, prescribes the service tax rate. It has been amended by Section 108 of the Finance Act, 2015. The rate of Service Tax is being increased from 12% to 14% (including cesses). The increase in Service Tax rate will come into effect from 1st […]

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