Service Tax of India

Service Tax of India

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This is book is a set of BARE ACT of service tax rules as declared by govt. authorities in India and is valid throughout the territories of India. Service tax is a tax levied by Central Government of India on services provided or to be provided excluding services covered under negative list and considering the Place of Provision of Services Rules, 2012 and collected as per Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 from the person liable to pay service tax. Person liable to pay service tax is governed by Service Tax Rules, 1994 he may be service provider or service receiver or any other person made so liable. Few services are presently exempt in public interest via Mega Exemption Notification 25/2012-ST as amended up to date a few services are charged service tax at abated rate as per Notification No. 26/2012-ST as amended up to date. Presently from 1 June 2015, service tax rate has been increased to consolidated rate @ 14% of value of services provided or to be provided. The service tax rate now is consolidated rate as education cess a secondary higher education cess are subsumed with 2% of qSwachh Bharat Cess(0.50%)q has been notified by the Government. Dr. Raja Chelliah Committee on tax reforms recommended the introduction of service tax. Service tax had been first levied at a rate of five per cent flat from 1 July 1994 till 13 May 2003, at the rate of eight percent flat w.e.f 1 plus an education cess of 2% thereon w.e.f 10 September 2004 on the services provided by service providers. The rate of service tax was enhanced to 12% by Finance Act, 2006 w.e.f 18.4.2006. Finance Act, 2007 has imposed a new secondary and higher education cess of one percent on the service tax w.e.f 11.5.2007, increasing the total education cess to three percent and a total levy of 12.36 percent. The revenue from the service tax to the Government of India have shown a steady rise since its inception in 1994. The tax collections have grown substantially since 1994-95 i.e. from 410 crore (US$61 million) in 1994-95 to 132518 crore (US$20 billion) in 2012-13. The total number of Taxable services also increased from 3 in 1994 to 119 in 2012. However, from 1 July 2012 the concept of taxation on services was changed from a 'Selected service approach' to a 'Negative List regime'. This changed the taxation system of services from tax on some Selected services to tax being levied on the every service other than services mentioned in Negative list.(23) Inserted (w.e.f.1.07.2012) by Notification No.36/2012-Service Tax dated 20.06.2012. (23) Inserted (w.e.f. 07.08.2012) by Notification No. 46/2012 dated 07.08.2012 (24) Central Excise aamp; Salt Act, 1944 renamed by s.71 of the Finance anbsp;...

Title:Service Tax of India
Author: Shubham Sinha
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