Tag Archives: Service Tax

Service tax levy on services provided by a Goods Transport Agency – Clarification by the department vide circular no. 186 dated 5th Oct 2015.

The All India Transport Welfare Association (AITWA) has represented regarding the difficulties being faced by the Goods Transport Agencies (GTAs) in respect of service tax levy on the services of goods transport. Doubts has been raised by the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) regarding treatment given to various services provided by GTAs …

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Who has to obtain service tax registration?

Service tax is, as the name suggests, a tax on Services. It is a tax levied on the transaction of certain services specified by the Central Government under the Finance Act, 1994. It is an indirect tax (akin to Excise Duty or Sales Tax) which means that normally, the service …

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Changes in service tax rate and its impact on the industry

The service tax rate stands increased from 12.36% to 14% with effect from 1st June, 2015. All services including phone, travelling, professional fees, ecommerce, etc. will cost more from next month. So, citizens, let us warm up to cough up more money! This apart, the service providers may have some …

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