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25 Service tax changes applicable from 1st April 2016

Service tax changes applicable from 1st April 2016 due to budget 2016 are summarized in this article.The article provides knowledge about change in exemptions, abatement, reverse charge mechanism and service tax rules from 1/4/2016. 25 Service tax changes applicable from 1st April 2016: Change in Exemptions from 1st april, 2016: Exemption to senior advocate in respect of service to advocate or to partnership of advocates and a person represented on an arbitral tribunal to an arbitral tribunal is being withdrawn from 1st April, 2016. Service tax should be charged in bill under forward charges and paid to government. Exemption...

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Reverse charge mechanism in service tax ( RCM)

Reverse charge mechanism in service tax  ( RCM) (section 68 (2) ) has been introduced  with effect from 1/7/2012. With its introduction, service receiver is also liable to file return and pay service tax on the portion of service tax. Motive of this change is mainly more tax compliance and increase tax revenue but it is giving hardship to service receiver as if your liability for payment of service tax under reverse charge is small amount like Rs. 1000 or Rs. 100, you have to get registration under service tax act and pay service tax and file return.But rules are rules and we have to follow it. Applicability of reverse charge mechanism in service tax ( RCM): Not all service receiver  are liable to pay service tax under reverse charge. Only on receiving specific services , reverse charge mechanism is applicable. Is service receiver paying extra service tax due to reverse charge mechanism? No, amount of service tax payment is remained the same but liability to pay tax to government is apportioned between service receiver and service provider. Example OF RCM:   If work contractor has rendered services and charged bill of Rs. 100000. Service tax liability is Rs. 1,00,000*14%*70%  = 9800. (30% abatement) Suppose service receiver is liable to pay 50% of service tax under reverse charge mechanism. which is 4900 ( 9800/2). Service provider will charge bill...

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