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Mandatory E-Payment of Excise Duty and Service Tax Reduced to Rs.1 lakh w.e.f. 1st January, 2014

Reduction in Threshold Limit for Mandatory E-Payment of Central Excise Duty and Service Tax. It has now been decided to reduce the threshold limit of mandatory e- payment from rupees ten lakhs to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.india...
by Indian Tax Updates on Nov 27, 2013

Comedian Kapil Sharma evades service tax

One of the rising stars of Indian comedy, comedian Kapil Sharma is reported to have evaded service tax to the tune of Rs. 65 lakhs. Things aren’t really looking cozy for the standup comedian and he has been facing a bad stroke of luck. It was just...

Accountant is Required for Service Tax, candidates with more than 5 years of experience can apply

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by Page For Jobs on Sep 24, 2013

Basics of Work Contract Tax plus Free Ebook on WCT Provisions under VAT Laws of Different States

What is Work Contract Tax? As per Finance Act 2005, “Works Contract means a contract for carrying out any work which includes assembling, construction, building, manufacturing, processing,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.indiantaxu...
by Indian Tax Updates on Jun 12, 2013

Elaborating different types of Taxes levied on a Restaurant Bill

What are the taxes on a restaurant bill? Most of us think that when we dine outside in a restaurant only service tax and VAT are the leviable taxes but there are few other taxes which most of us see... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.in...
by Indian Tax Updates on May 30, 2013

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Service Tax Amnesty Scheme – Updated with Department Clarification

Amnesty Scheme – Updated with Department Clarification Service Tax Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme, 2013 [Chapter VI of Finance Act, 2013]   Background The Finance Act, 2013 has provided... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.i...
by Indian Tax Updates on May 23, 2013

Service Tax Increased on House costing over Rs.1 crore

Service Tax Abatement Rate on Construction Activities Services Amended CBDT has released new norms via Serial no. 12 of Notification No.26/2012 as applicable w.e.f. 08.05.2013 stating that limits... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.india...
by Indian Tax Updates on May 19, 2013

CBEC clarifies certain issues on Service Tax Amnesty Scheme

Service Tax Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme – CBEC clarifies certain issues A mere pendency of letter seeking general information not an impediment to person seeking this scheme... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.indiant...
by Indian Tax Updates on May 17, 2013

Service Tax Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Rules Notified via Notification No.10/2013

Service Tax Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Rules, 2013 (VCES) have been Notified via Notification No.10/2013-Service Tax dated 13th May, 2013. The Full Notification is reproduced here below for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.ind...
by Indian Tax Updates on May 15, 2013

Central Sales Tax (CST) Forms Details with Rules

CST Forms and its Usage With the advent of GST, CST was going to abolish completely but implementation year of GST has been shifted from 2013 to 2015, so till that date CST will remain in force and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.i...
by Indian Tax Updates on May 12, 2013

Service Tax on Goods Transport Agency (GTA) under Reverse Charge or Tax Shift

Recent Provisions of Service Tax on Goods Transport Agency [Section 65B(26)] Goods transport Agency has been defined as any person Who proves service in relation to transport of goods by road and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.india...
by Indian Tax Updates on Apr 24, 2013

Service Tax Return Filing date for Oct-2012 to March-2013 Extended to 31.08.2013

Date for filing the ST-3 return, for the period from Oct’12 to March’13 has been extended from 25th Apr, 2013 to 31st August, 2013 Vide Order No: 03/2013-Service Tax, CBEC has extended... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.ind...
by Indian Tax Updates on Apr 23, 2013

Erection of Pandal and Shamiana attracts Service Tax

Service tax leviable on activity of preparation of place to hold event by erection of pandal and shamiana, CBEC clarifies vide CIRCULAR NO.168/3/2013-ST [F.NO.356/2/2013-TRU], DATED 15-4-2013... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.indianta...
by Indian Tax Updates on Apr 16, 2013

Service Tax Return (ST-3) Due Date Extended to 30th April, 2013

CBEC vide ORDER NO: 2/2013 dated 12th April, 2013 extends the last date of e-filing of the new Service Tax Return (ST-3) for the period July-September 2012, from 15th April to 30th April, 2013. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.in...
by Indian Tax Updates on Apr 12, 2013

Easy Steps to Apply for Service Tax Registration Online and Manually?

Procedure of Service tax Registration Online and Manually in India Section 68 of the Act provides that every person providing taxable services to any person shall apply for service tax registration... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.ind...
by Indian Tax Updates on Apr 5, 2013

Input Service Distributor: An Innovative Approach

Necessity for Input Service distributor:- In many cases (like the cases of manufacturers having different units spread over various parts of the country), it may happen that the bill/ invoice in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.india...
by Indian Tax Updates on Apr 5, 2013

Applicable Changes in Service Tax Mega Exemptions w.e.f. 1st April, 2013

Changes in Service Tax Mega Exemptions (Applicable w.e.f. 1.4.2013) Exemptions (A) The following exemptions are being withdrawn: * Services provided by an educational institution by way of renting of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.i...
by Indian Tax Updates on Apr 3, 2013

FAQs on How to File ST-3 Return for July-September 2012

FAQs on ST3 return for July-September 2012 I got ST registration on/after 01.07.2012 with the service description, ‘Other Than in the Negative List’. Can I file the return now? Assessees registered /... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit w...
by Indian Tax Updates on Apr 3, 2013

Opening of Service Tax, Excise, Custom Offices (CBEC) on 29th, 30th & 31st March, 2013

Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) Offices to Remain open on 29th, 30th & 31 st March, 2013 ; Proposed Nationwide Strike by the Associations of Superintendents and Inspectors of Central... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.ind...
by Indian Tax Updates on Mar 29, 2013


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