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Commercial Training and Coaching: Meaning & Taxability

Service Tax : Can Higher Education Courses be equated to ‘training and coaching’ in tax parlance? Taxing education sector has always...

March 25, 2019 15012 Views 1 comment Print

Waves in the Taxability of ocean freight -Part I

Service Tax : From July 2012, Service Tax shall be levied on all services other than those enumerated in the negative list U/s. 66D of Finance A...

April 29, 2017 35949 Views 3 comments Print

Service Tax Exemptions for Educational Institutions from 1st April 2017

Service Tax : Services provided by an educational institution (as defined) to its students, faculty and staff are exempt under clause (a) of Not...

March 13, 2017 110088 Views 18 comments Print

Service Tax Exemption to Educational Institutions Curtailed

Service Tax : According to present clause 9(b) of exemption Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-06-2012, exemption is provided from the levy of...

March 12, 2017 10722 Views 5 comments Print

Withdrawal of Service Tax Exemption for Educational Institutions

Service Tax : Notification No. 10/2017-Service Tax has been issued by Government so as to withdraw exemptions granted earlier to few specific Se...

March 10, 2017 61986 Views 4 comments Print


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No proposal to levy 5% service tax on healthcare services

Service Tax : Central Government has clarified that there is NO proposal in the Union Budget 2017-18 to levy 5% Service Tax on Healthcare Servic...

February 14, 2017 2406 Views 0 comment Print

CAG Report on wrong Availment of Service Tax Exemptions

Service Tax : Availment of Exemptions Under section 93 of Finance Act, 1994, the Government is empowered to exempt generally or subject to such ...

December 10, 2015 1935 Views 0 comment Print

Railway Minister demands extension for waiver of service tax on railway freight

Service Tax : Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has sought an extension for the waiver on service tax on railway freight. Finance Minister Pranab...

November 26, 2010 207 Views 0 comment Print

Labour Ministry requests to keep ESI, EPF schemes out of service tax ambit

Service Tax : The Labour and Employment Ministry has requested the Finance Ministry to keep Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) and Employees’ ...

November 23, 2010 492 Views 0 comment Print

No service tax on payments received before 01.07.2010 for which services was delivered on or after 1st July

Service Tax : Post the finance ministry's move to include eight new services such as domestic air travel and health under the ambit of service t...

July 4, 2010 1319 Views 0 comment Print


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Benefit of SEZ unit can’t be denied merely because registered office is situated in DTA i.e. outside SEZ

Service Tax : whether the commissioner is correct in denying the benefit of SEZ unit on the basis that the registered office is situated in DTA ...

July 8, 2020 2382 Views 0 comment Print


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CBIC identifies mismatch of Rs. 12 Lakh Crores in Service Tax & ITR

Service Tax : There is a considerable gap between the turnover on account of services as per the ITR/TDS data and the value of services declared...

March 29, 2019 24354 Views 3 comments Print

Haj Mansarovar Pilgrimage ST Exemption for 01.07.12 to 19.08.14

Service Tax : Service Tax on Services provided by the specified organisations in respect of a religious pilgrimage facilitated by the Ministry o...

May 17, 2016 841 Views 0 comment Print

Regarding Service Tax exemption for Janata Personal Accident Policy

Service Tax : Circular No. 133 /2/2011 – ST A clarification has been sought as to the scope and meaning of the description namely ‘Janata Pe...

January 20, 2011 1716 Views 0 comment Print

Service tax exemption to manufacturers of parts of cycles or sewing machines

Service Tax : Notification No. 42/2009-Service Tax Govt. exempts the taxable service specified in sub-clause (zzb) of clause (105) of section 6...

November 14, 2009 1386 Views 0 comment Print

Service Tax Exemption for Services provided to GTA

Service Tax : Notification No.1/2009 – Service Tax Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to d...

January 8, 2009 1128 Views 0 comment Print


Latest Posts in service tax exemption

Benefit of SEZ unit can’t be denied merely because registered office is situated in DTA i.e. outside SEZ

July 8, 2020 2382 Views 0 comment Print

whether the commissioner is correct in denying the benefit of SEZ unit on the basis that the registered office is situated in DTA i.e. outside the SEZ?

CBIC identifies mismatch of Rs. 12 Lakh Crores in Service Tax & ITR

March 29, 2019 24354 Views 3 comments Print

There is a considerable gap between the turnover on account of services as per the ITR/TDS data and the value of services declared in the corresponding Service Tax returns (above threshold of Rs. 1o lakhs). For FY 2015-16 alone, the mismatch is to the tune of of approx. Rs. 12 Lakh Crores.

Commercial Training and Coaching: Meaning & Taxability

March 25, 2019 15012 Views 1 comment Print

Can Higher Education Courses be equated to ‘training and coaching’ in tax parlance? Taxing education sector has always been a tricky issue. For the first time in 2003, under Service Tax regime, service tax was imposed on ‘commercial training and coaching’ service. The term which was used in charging provision of tax is ‘training or […]

Waves in the Taxability of ocean freight -Part I

April 29, 2017 35949 Views 3 comments Print

From July 2012, Service Tax shall be levied on all services other than those enumerated in the negative list U/s. 66D of Finance Act 1994 or those provided in the Mega Exemption Notification No. 25/2012. Thus after an act fulfills the conditions of the definition of the term service, it shall be verified if the service falls under the Negative List or the Mega Exemption List.

Service Tax Exemptions for Educational Institutions from 1st April 2017

March 13, 2017 110088 Views 18 comments Print

Services provided by an educational institution (as defined) to its students, faculty and staff are exempt under clause (a) of Notification Number ST-25/2012 dated 20/06/2012.

Service Tax Exemption to Educational Institutions Curtailed

March 12, 2017 10722 Views 5 comments Print

According to present clause 9(b) of exemption Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-06-2012, exemption is provided from the levy of Service Tax in relation to services provided to an educational institution, by way of:

Withdrawal of Service Tax Exemption for Educational Institutions

March 10, 2017 61986 Views 4 comments Print

Notification No. 10/2017-Service Tax has been issued by Government so as to withdraw exemptions granted earlier to few specific Services provided to an Education Institutions.

Partial withdrawal of Service Tax exemption provided to Educational Institutions

March 10, 2017 4578 Views 1 comment Print

Now the education institution other than institution providing pre-school education and education up to higher secondary school or equivalent will have to pay service tax on all the services received.

Changes in Service Tax on Inbound Cargo Services

March 9, 2017 2505 Views 1 comment Print

Recently Government of India has withdrawn the exemption granted to transportation of goods through vessel upto custom station of clearance in India (Inbound Cargo transportation or Import Cargo services)

No proposal to levy 5% service tax on healthcare services

February 14, 2017 2406 Views 0 comment Print

Central Government has clarified that there is NO proposal in the Union Budget 2017-18 to levy 5% Service Tax on Healthcare Services, as reported in certain Social Media circles.

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