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Service tax presentation

  1. 1. Service Tax <ul><li>By </li></ul><ul><li> M. Endhumathi </li></ul>
  2. 2. Service Tax <ul><li>Introduction to Service Tax in India </li></ul><ul><li>Present rates of Service Tax </li></ul><ul><li>Registration under Service tax </li></ul><ul><li>Services exempted from Service Tax </li></ul><ul><li>Billing & Payment under Service Tax </li></ul><ul><li>Books & Records to be maintained under </li></ul><ul><li>Service Tax Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Filing of Service Tax Returns </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction to Service Tax <ul><li>Service tax is a tax levied on service providers in India, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. </li></ul><ul><li>101 types of Services Covered under the service tax and four more services added to the present list. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Service Tax Rate <ul><li>Service Tax @ 10.3% </li></ul><ul><li>At present, the rate of Service Tax is 10%, payable on the &quot;gross value of taxable service&quot;. In addition to this, Education Cess is payable at the rate of 3% on the Service Tax amount. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Registration under Service Tax law <ul><li>Exceeding Rs. 7 lakhs, </li></ul><ul><li>Time period to obtain registration : within 30 days of commencement of business – both new and existing company </li></ul>Procedure for Registration under Service Tax: <ul><li>Form ST-1 (in duplicate) </li></ul><ul><li>A copy of PAN card, proof of address of business premise(s), constitution of the business [proprietorship, firm, company, trust, institute etc.] </li></ul><ul><li>Registration certificate - within a period of seven days </li></ul><ul><li>Failure of registration may attract a penalty up to Rs.1000/- </li></ul>
  6. 6. 4. Services exempted from Service Tax <ul><li>Services provided to the United Nations; </li></ul><ul><li>Services to units in and developers of Special Economic Zones; </li></ul><ul><li>Services rendered free of cost; and </li></ul><ul><li>Services prior to the effective date of the service being included as a taxable service, even if payments are realized later. </li></ul><ul><li>Exemptions available for small service providers: Service Tax is fully exempted in respect of the taxable services of aggregate value not exceeding eight lakhs rupees in any financial year. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Billing & Payment under Service Tax <ul><li>Billing: </li></ul><ul><li>The same should be issued within 14 days from the date of completion of taxable service or receipt of payment towards the service, whichever is earlier. </li></ul><ul><li>The invoice/bill should contain the following information (Rule 4A of the STR, 1994): </li></ul><ul><li>Serial number </li></ul><ul><li>Name, address and registration no. of the service provider. </li></ul><ul><li>Name and address of the service receiver. </li></ul><ul><li>Description, classification and value of taxable service being rendered. </li></ul><ul><li>The amount of Service Tax payable (Service Tax and Education Cess should be shown separately </li></ul><ul><li>Payment: </li></ul><ul><li>Paid G.A.R.7 - specified branches of the designated banks. </li></ul><ul><li>Service Tax can also be paid electronically, called e-payment facility. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Books & Records to be maintained under Service Tax Rule <ul><li>Correspondence files with the customers/ Client </li></ul><ul><li>Correspondence files/ records with the supplier. </li></ul><ul><li>Files containing agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Files containing bills raised on, receipts issued to customers/clients. </li></ul><ul><li>Files containing Challans. </li></ul><ul><li>Crédit notes, Débit notes etc. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Service return file <ul><li>ST-3 Return is required to be filed twice in a financial year – half yearly. Return for half year ending 30th September and 31st March are required to be filed by 25th October and 25th April, </li></ul>Sl. No. Delay period Penalty 1 15 days Rs.500/- 2 Beyond 15 days but not later than 30 days Rs.1000/- 3 Beyond 30 days Rs.1000/- plus Rs. 100/- for every day
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