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receipts under section 194C by association of oncologists of india, Service Tax

Issue Id: - 118326
Dated: 15-1-2023
By:- satbir singhwahi
receipts under section 194C by association of oncologists of india

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Registered Association of Oncologists of India , has received funds from Medical drugs company for seminar and other charitable work and they have deducted tds u/s 194C of Income tax. The department has given show cause to tax receipts from Medical drugs company under service tax. Kindly guide whether taxable under service tax.

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1 Dated: 15-1-2023
By:- Amit Agrawal

With very limited facts shared, it is not possible to give any definitive views.

But, one needs to be look into whether said association had provided by way of sponsorship to corporate / company. And if yes, 100% of service tax was payable under RCM by the corporate / company and not by such association.

Reference: Notification No. 30/2012-Service Tax, dated 20.06.2012 (amended from time to time).

These are ex facie views of mine and the same should not be construed as professional advice / suggestion.


2 Dated: 15-1-2023
By:- Amit Agrawal

*But, one needs to be look into whether said association had provided services by way of sponsorship to corporate / company. And if yes, 100% of service tax was payable under RCM by the corporate / company and not by such association.


3 Dated: 15-1-2023
By:- satbir singhwahi

Sir

Thanks

The Association is charitable association and does seminar , publish journal and other activities to educate members and society against cancer . The receipts are in general received by association to fund these charitable activities. Please guide


4 Dated: 19-1-2023
By:- Amit Agrawal

One needs to also need to check underlying contracts, documentation etc. But, following pointers may be looked into while looking for potential defenses:

A. Generally speaking, it is likely that said association had provided by way of sponsorship to corporate / company in given scenario. And if yes, 100% of service tax was payable under RCM by the corporate / company and not by such association.

B. Service tax was applicable only if some services were provided for a consideration & not otherwise. For understand this better, attention is invited to Circular No. 127/9/2010-ST (bearing F. No. F. No. 354/314/2017-TRU) dated Dated 16-8-2010.

These are ex facie views of mine and the same should not be construed as professional advice / suggestion.


5 Dated: 21-1-2023
By:- Shilpi Jain

If these amounts received are in the nature of donations/contributions then there canbe no liability as there is no service.

Even if these are contributions from members then also on the concept of mutuality no liability should arise in light of the decision of the Calcutta Cub.

So we should be able to demostrate that there is no service provided.


6 Dated: 21-1-2023
By:- satbir singhwahi

thanks ji . Please give decision of the Calcutta Club.


7 Dated: 21-1-2023
By:- Padmanathan Kollengode

A receipt cannot be taxed under Service Tax merely because TDS is deducted under Income Tax Act. Service tax and Income Tax are two separate and distinct enactments and their provisions operate in two different fields/ areas. Therefore, demand of service tax cannot be madeby relying the 26AS /TDS Statement. [See: M/S. VED SECURITY VERSUS COMMR. OF CENTRAL EXCISE & SERVICE TAX-RANCHI 2019 (6) TMI 383 - CESTAT KOLKATA]

Further, whenever Service tax is demanded on any alleged services, it is the responsibility of the department to show that the assessee had actually rendered such services with positive evidences. [Pls refer SHRESTH LEASING & FINANCE LTD VERSUS C.C.E. & S.T. -SURAT-I 2022 (7) TMI 768 - CESTAT AHMEDABAD].

The above are only guiding beacons and However, the answer to your query will depend upon actual facts and situations and the actual allegation in the SCN along with evidence deduced by Dept if any.


8 Dated: 25-1-2023
By:- Shilpi Jain

You can access the decision at this link

2019 (10) TMI 160 - SUPREME COURT


9 Dated: 25-1-2023
By:- satbir singhwahi

thanks a lot ji.


10 Dated: 26-1-2023
By:- Amit Agrawal

Referred Apex Court ruling - in case M/s Calcutta Club Ltd. & other - 2019 (10) TMI 160 - SUPREME COURT - will not help assessee in given situation. This is subject to the understanding that Medical drug companies were not the members of said registered association of Oncologists of India.

These are ex facie views of mine and the same should not be construed as professional advice / suggestion.


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