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Declared service Section 66 E, Service Tax

Issue Id: - 114976
Dated: 17-5-2019
By:- Kewalchand Jain
Declared service Section 66 E

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A company receive a credit note for law quality service and service tax is returned with credit note as per contract signed. Whether the service tax paid on credit note is eligible for cenvat credit

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1 Dated: 17-5-2019
By:- KASTURI SETHI

Yes. Credit Note is eligible for Cenvat Credit. as per Section 67 (c) of the Finance Act,"gross amount charged" includes payment by issue of credit notes. Reference of original invoice is to be mentioned on the credit note. Also go through Board's circular :-

Cenvat credit availment on input services - Clarifications

Circular No. 122/3/2010-S.T., dated 30-4-2010


2 Dated: 17-5-2019
By:- Kewalchand Jain

Can a company claim service tax paid on declared service by paid by service provider


3 Dated: 17-5-2019
By:- Ganeshan Kalyani

In my view, service provider can take benefit of the service tax on credit note.


4 Dated: 17-5-2019
By:- KASTURI SETHI

With reference to query no.2 above, answer is 'yes.'.

The purpose of declaring service under Section 66 E

The activities declared under Section 66 E are covered by the definition of 'service' under Section 65 B(44) with a view to remove any doubt for the purpose of uniform application of law all over India. So no dispute about being service in nature. Any service being declared under Section 66 E is not a hurdle in taking Cenvat Credit of Service Tax paid.

Under Section 68(1) of the Finance Act, 1994, the service provider is to collect Service Tax from service receiver and deposit into Central Govt.except RCM. Under Section 68(2) service receiver will pay Service Tax in cash. Legal services fall under RCM at serial no.5 of Notification 30/12-ST dated 20.6.12 as amended.

There is no hurdle in taking cenvat credit on the strength of credit note (linking to original invoice) by a Company.

All aspects have to be taken care of.


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