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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or to partnership of advocates and a person represented on an arbitral tribunal to an arbitral tribunal is being withdrawn from 1st April, 2016.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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Service tax on good transport agency ( GTA) : 9 Important points

Service tax on good transport agency ( GTA) has been exempted fully for some time but after some time due to revenue loss the service has been made taxable again.In this post, you can get details explanation for each rule which touches GTA service. 9 important points on service tax on good transport agency ( GTA service): Good transport agency definition Consignment note imporance Exemption to GTA service under service tax Reverse charge mechanism in good transport agency service Abatement to good transport agency service Place of provision of service with regards to GTA Point of taxation of service...

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service tax on tour operator and air travel agent

Service tax on tour operator and service tax on travel agent both are covered under different rules. In this article, we will understand these rules. The article is also helpful for common man to understand service tax on travelling expenses and tour packages.You can understand following points in this article: Definition of tour operator, tour, tour vehicle etc. DIfference between tour operator and travel agent. service tax on tour operator service. Abatement and rate of service tax for tour operator service. Service tax on air travel agent and travel agent. Composition scheme for air travel agent. Place of provision...

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Service tax rate chart for fy 2016-17 : with new service tax rate 15%

Service tax rate from 1st June, 2016 is 15% with krishi kalyan cess. I have given here service tax rate chart for FY 2016-17 to describe rate on various services with abatement and reverse charge mechanism – updated with budget 2016 changes. ( Service tax will be replaced with GST from 1st July, 2017. Know latest gst rate here) Note: Budget 2016 has increased service tax rate from 14.5% to 15% by levying Krishi Kalyan Cess at 0.5% . This change will be effective from 1st June, 2016. Till that you can use chart given below to decide service tax rate.    Service tax rate chart for fy 2016-17 with new service tax rate 15%:(applicable from 1/6/2016- with krishi kalyan cess) Service provided Amount( 1) Abatement rate or Exemption rate( 2) Value after abatement( 3=1-2) Service tax payable (3*15%) Effective rate to be charged on bill*( 4) =15%-abatement rate Conditions to be followed to claim abatement or exemption Tour operator service   Accommodation booking 10,000 90% 1000 150 1.50% No cenvat credit for input, input services or capital goods.Invoice includes amount of accommodation. tour (other than above) * 10,000 70% 3000 450 4.50% No cenvat credit for input, input services or capital goods. Transport of goods by rail by person other than Indian railway 10.000 60% 4000 600 6% No cenvat credit for input, capital goods. cenvat credit on input services are...

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Small service provider exemption : Detailed guide

Service tax providers has small relief via small service provider exemption. Last update for it is in  via notification no. 33/2012- ST dated 20/6/2012 ( small service provider exemption notification). Service providers whose value of taxable services does not exceed Rs. 10 lakhs in previous year can avail exemption scheme for small service provider. Small service provider exemption history: In notification no. 6/2005, dated 1/3/2005, the government has granted small service provider exemption when service turnover does not exceed Rs. 4 lakhs. This limit has been increased with time passed. Recently it is Rs. 10 lakhs. We can see through following table history of small service provider history. Applicable fromRate of service taxNotification 1/4/20054 lakhs6/2005 dated 1/3/2005 1/4/20078 lakhs4/2007 dated 1/3/2007 1/4/200810 lakhs8/2008 dated 1/3/2008 1/7/201210 lakhs33/2012 dated 20/6/2012 Small service provider meaning: Small service provider means taxable value of service provided during the previous financial year does not exceed Rs. 10 lakhs.  Small service provider exemption limit: Small service provider can get exemption up to aggregate value of taxable services up to Rs. 10 lakhs. When turnover of taxable services exceeds Rs. 10 lakhs, service provider is required to charge and pay service tax. We can understand if from below table. Aggregate value of taxable services provided for previous yearAggregate value of taxable services provided for current yearService tax applicable Less than 10 lakhs or 10 lakhsLess than...

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