Dr Sanjiv Agarwal - Page 20

Enactment of Finance Bill, 2015 and Changes in Service Tax

The Finance Bill, 2015 has been enacted as Finance Act, 2015 (Act No. 20 of 2015) on 14th May, 2015 after the assent of President of India. The provisions of Finance Act, 2015 shall therefore, become applicable w.e.f. 14.05.2015 save as otherwise provided in the Act. Such provisions shall be notified to be in force only from the notified ...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Authentication of Invoice etc by Digital Signature

(a) Any invoice, bill or challan issued under Rule 4A can be issued electronically. (b) Consignment note under Rule 4B can be issued electronically. (c) Such electronically issued invoices, consignment note etc shall have to be authenticated by means of a digital signature....

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Cenvat Credit Can Now Be Claimed Within One Year

The provisions of Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 were amended whereby a manufacturer or a service provider shall not take Cenvat credit of inputs, input services after a period of six months from the date of issue of invoice, bill or challan as the case may be. It may be noted that Cenvat credit with respect to invoices / challans / bills whic...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Service Tax Exemptions Withdrawn From 1st April, 2015

(a) Withdrawal of certain exemptions under Notification No. 25/2012-ST. (i) Construction services provided to Government etc (Entry No. 12)- Clauses (a), (c) and (f) shall stand omitted. Construction, repair etc of the following services provided to the Government, a local authority, or a governmental authority are now taxable:...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Service Tax Exemptions from 1st April, 2015

Dr. Sanjiv Agarwal We are at the beginning of financial year 2015-16 now and it is time to realize and accept that exemption regime of Service Tax has changed with effect from 1st April, 2015 backed by Notification No. 6/2015-ST dated 1.3.2015, amending the mega exemption Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012. Most of these amendme...

Read More

It’s Time for Tax Planning- Part- I

We should meet our tax obligations every year as responsible citizens. However, the law allows certain “tax-deductible” savings and we owe it to ourselves to benefit from these options, which could translate into future savings. Every citizen has a fundamental duty to pay taxes honestly and a fundamental right to avail of all the tax ...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Aggregator’s Services under Service Tax Net

The aggregators who were till now not specifically covered under the Service Tax net on strict interpretation of law and could not catch the attention of revenue authorities came under the radar of one and all in Indian regulatory world once the app based cab services received the attention after Uber fiasco. ...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

New Rate of Service Tax and Cess on Services

Clause 106 of the Finance Bill, 2015 seeks to amend section 66B so as to increase the Service Tax from 12 to 14 percent. Further, Clauses 179 and 187 respectively of the Finance Bill, 2015 provide that – Section 95 of the Finance Act, 2004 levying education cess, and Section 140 of the Finance Act, 2007 levying SHE cess...

Read More

Scope of Business Entity for Service Tax

It is important to understand what is meant by 'business entity' in Service Tax. The expression 'business entity' is used in exemption notification and reverse charge mechanism and as those exemption / reverse charge provisions are applicable to business entity only. ...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Meaning Of ‘Government’ In Service Tax

As we all know, Service Tax is levied when an activity is carried out by one person for another for a consideration i.e., two persons are involved – a service provider and a service receiver. The term 'person' is defined in clause 37 of section 65B of the Finance Act, 1994 which, inter alia includes 'government'. ...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Browse All Categories

CA, CS, CMA (4,679)
Company Law (5,941)
Custom Duty (7,737)
DGFT (4,218)
Excise Duty (4,361)
Fema / RBI (4,178)
Finance (4,374)
Income Tax (32,975)
SEBI (3,446)
Service Tax (3,553)

Search Posts by Date

May 2020
M T W T F S S
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031