Service Tax changes under Budget 2017-18 for Business Auxiliary Service

ST tariff rate changes as per Budget for Business Auxiliary Service

 

 

Service Tax changes under Budget 2017-18 for Business Auxiliary ServiceIn continuation of demonetization in the country since November 2017 and implementation of GST before September 2017, Indian Budget 2017-18 is being announced on 1st February 2017.

As Service Tax is being transitioned to GST this year, major changes are expected in Indian Budget 2017-18.  The service tax rate changes for Business Auxiliary Service under Indian Budget 2017-18 is being updated below soon after announcement of Budget on 1st February, 2017. The government notification extract also is being updated in pdf format once after release from the authorities.

 

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Customs duty tariff rate changes as per Indian Budget 2017-18

Central Excise Duty changes as per Indian Budget 2017-18

Service Tax rate Changes under Indian Budget 2017-18

 

SERVICE TAX

 

 

S.

No.

Changes

Existing

Proposed

A.

Relief to the armed forces of the Union from service tax

 

1.

Services provided or agreed to be provided by the Army, Naval and Air Force Group Insurance Funds by way of life insurance to members of the Army, Navy and Air Force under the Group Insurance Schemes of the Central Government is being exempted from service tax from 10th September, 2004 (the date when the services of life insurance became taxable).

14%

Nil

B.

Dispute resolution, certainty of taxation  and avoidance of  litigation

 

1.

Notification No. 41/2016-ST dated 22.09.2016, which has exempted from service tax, one time upfront amount (called as premium, salami, cost, price, development charges or by whatever name) payable for grant of long-term lease of industrial plots (30 years or more) by State Government industrial development corporations/undertakings to industrial units, is proposed to be made effective from 1.6.2007 (the date when the services of renting of immovable property became taxable).

14%

Nil

 

2.

Rule 2A of the Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006 is proposed to be amended from 01.07.2010 so as to make it clear that value of service portion in execution of works contract involving transfer of goods and land or undivided share of land, as the case may be, shall not include value of property in such land or undivided share of land.

4.2%

4.2%

C.

Promotion of Regional Connectivity  Scheme of Ministry of Civil Aviation

 

1.

Under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), exemption from service tax is being provided in respect of the amount of viability gap funding (VGF) payable to the airline operator for providing the services of transport of passengers by air, embarking from or terminating in a Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) airport, for a period of one year from the date of commencement of operations of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) airport as notified by Ministry of Civil Aviation.

14%

Nil

D.

Rationalization Measures

 

1.

The exemption in respect of services provided by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) by way of two year full time residential Post Graduate Programmes (PGP) in Management for the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), to which admissions are made on the basis of the Common Admission Test (CAT), conducted by IIMs, is being extended to include non-residential programmes.

14%

Nil

 

2.

Explanation-I (e) to Rule 6 of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 is being amended so as to exclude banks and financial institutions including non-banking financial companies engaged in providing services by way of extending deposits, loans or advances from its ambit.

 

3.

The Negative List entry in respect  of “services by way of carrying out any process amounting to manufacture or production of goods excluding alcoholic liquor for human consumption”, in the Finance Act, 1994, is proposed to be omitted and instead placed in the exemption notification. Consequently, clause (40) of section 65B of the Finance Act, which defines ‘process amounting to manufacture’ is also proposed to be omitted and instead placed in the exemption notification.

Nil

Nil

AMENDMENT IN THE FIRST SCHEDULE TO THE CUSTOMS TARIFF ACT, 1975

S.

No.

Amendment

A.

Amendments not affecting rates of duty

  1.  

The following amendments are being carried out to:

(i)          Delete tariff items 1302 32 10 and 1302 32 20 and entries relating thereto and create new tariff items 1106 10 10 and 1106 10 90, in relation to Guar meal and its products so as to harmonize the Customs Tariff with HS Nomenclature.

(ii)        Create new tariff item 1511 90 30 for Refined bleached deodorized palm stearin, so as to harmonize Customs Tariff in accordance with WCO classification decision.

(iii)      Substitute tariff items 3823 11 11 to 3823 11 90 and entries relating thereto with tariff item 3823 11 00.

(iv)      Substitute tariff items 3904 10 10 to 3904 22 90 with tariff items 3904 10 10 to 3904 22 00 in relation to the PVC Resin.

  1.  

Chapter Note (4) of Chapter 98 is being amended so as to remove the non-applicability of headings 9803 and 9804 to goods imported through courier service. Also, heading 9804 is being amended so as to extend the classification of personal imports by courier, sea, or land under this heading.

 

 

 

Business Auxiliary Service fall under SAC 00440225

 

The Law about Service Tax for Business Auxiliary Service explains:

 "Business Auxiliary Service" means any service in relation to, -

(i)            promotion or marketing or sale of goods produced or provided by or belonging to the client; or

 

(ii)           promotion or marketing of service provided by the client; or

 

[Explanation - For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that for the purposes of this sub-clause, "service in relation to promotion or marketing of service provided by the client" includes any service provided in relation to promotion or marketing of games of change, organised, conducted or promoted by the client, in whatever form or by whatever name called, whether or not conducted online, including lottery, lotto, bingo;]

 

(iii) any customer care service provided on behalf of the client; or

(iv) procurement of goods or services, which are inputs for the client; or

[Explanation - For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that for the purposes of this sub-clause, "inputs" means all goods or services intended for use by the client;]

 

(v) production or processing of goods for, or on behalf of the client; or

 

(vi) provision of service on behalf of the client; or

 

(vii) a service incidental or auxiliary to any activity specified in sub-clauses (i) to (vi), such as billing, issue or collection or recovery of cheques, payments, maintenance of accounts and remittance, inventory management, evaluation or development of prospective customer or vendor, public relation services, management or supervision, and includes services as a commission agent, but does not include any activity that amounts to "manufacture" of excisable goods.

 

Explanation - For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that for the purposes of this clause, -

 

(a) "Commission Agent" means any person who acts on behalf of another person and causes sale or purchase of goods, or provision or receipt of services, for a consideration, and includes any person who, while acting on behalf of another person -

(i) deals with goods or services or documents of title to such goods or services; or

(ii) collects payment of sale price of such goods or services; or

(iii) guarantees for collection or payment for such goods or services; or

(iv) undertakes any activities relating to such sale or purchase of such goods or services;

 

(b) "Excisable Goods" has the meaning assigned to it in clause (d) of Section 2 of the Central Excise Act, 1994;

 

(c)"Manufacture" has the meaning assigned to it in clause (f) of Section 2 of the Central Excise Act, 1944;

(Section 65(19) of the Finance Act, 1994)

"Taxable Service" means any service provided or to be provided to a client by any person in relation to business auxiliary service.

(Section 65 (105) (zzb) of the Finance Act, 1994)

 

 

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