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Cenvat credit for the services rendered in hotel - Service Tax

Issue Id: - 225
Dated: 30-6-2006
By:- poonam
Cenvat credit for the services rendered in hotel

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we are in the business of hotel. we offer services like room on rent,sale in restaurant & bar,banquet with food,beauty parlor,rent a cab etc.we have common input services which can not be identified with output sevices/sale in restaurant.we are claiming abatement in banquet with food can we claim the cenvat credit? as in my opinion if we go for Rule 6(3)C i.e.20% cap,i think restaurant sale is not Exempted service and also we can not take credit of input services in case we take abatement benifit asin case of banquet with food.

Just guide me.

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Dated: 1-7-2006
By:- Madhukar N Hiregange
Dear Poonam, Input service tax credit is available when multiple servcies ( taxable and non taxable) are provided also. The utilisation would be restricted to 20% of the output tax. Where abatements are claimed and if the same is under i/2006 then no input service credits would be available for SUCH services.
Dated: 1-7-2006
By:- Surender Gupta

In your case, you are not entitled to claim any credit for the purpose of payment of Service tax on food catering since abatement is being claim. But, for the other services for which you are not claiming abatement, common input services are eligible for Cenvat Credit in terms of Rule 6(3) subject to limit of 20% of service tax payable and in terms of Rule 6(5) 100% credit on 16 services. I think by adopting a dynamic method like this, you would gain maximum gain of Cenvat Credit.

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