CBEC vide following notifications clarified applicablity and computation of Swachh Bharat Cess on taxable value of services :

A. Notification No.23/2015-ST dated the 12-11-2015 : It is clarified that in case abatement is availed as per Notification No. 26/2012-St dated 20-06-2012, the Swachh Bharat Cess will be calculated on abated value of taxable services accordingly.

B. Notification No.24/2015-ST dated the 12-11-2015 : It is clarified that  Swachh Bharat Cess shall also applicable on taxable services which is covered under Reverse Charge Mechanism as per Notification No.30/2012-ST dated 20-06-2012 (as amended).

C. Notification No. 25/2015-Service Tax dated 12-11-2015 : It is clarified by inserting sub rule 7D after sub rule 7C of rule 6 of Service Tax Rules 1994 that the person liable for paying the service tax under sub-rule (7), (7A), (7B) or (7C) of rule 6, shall have the option to pay such amount as determined by multiplying total service tax liability calculated under sub-rule (7), (7A), (7B) or (7C) of rule 6 by 0.5 and dividing the product by 14 (fourteen), during any calendar month or quarter, as the case may be, towards the discharge of his liability for Swachh Bharat Cess.

For more details NOTIFICATION No. 25/2015-Service Tax dated 12-11-2015, NOTIFICATION No. 23/2015-Service Tax dated 12-11-2015 and NOTIFICATION No. 23/2015-Service Tax dated 12-11-2015are below:


[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

NOTIFICATION No. 25/2015-Service Tax

New Delhi, the 12th November, 2015

G.S.R.     (E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with sub-section (2) of section 94 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Service Tax Rules, 1994, namely:-

  1. (1)  These rules may be called the Service Tax (Second Amendment) Rules, 2015.
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(2)   They shall come into force on the 15th  day of  November, 2015.

  1. In the Service Tax Rules, 1994, in rule 6, after sub-rule (7C), the following sub-rule  shall be inserted, namely:-

“(7D) The person liable for paying the service tax under sub-rule (7), (7A), (7B) or (7C) of rule 6, shall have the option to pay such amount as determined by multiplying total service tax liability calculated under sub-rule (7), (7A), (7B) or (7C) of rule 6 by 0.5 and dividing the product by 14 (fourteen), during any calendar month or quarter, as the case may be, towards the discharge of his liability for Swachh Bharat Cess instead of paying Swachh Bharat Cess at the rate specified in sub-section (2) of section 119 of the Finance Act, 2015 (20 of 2015) read with notification No.22/2015-Service Tax, dated the 6th November, 2015, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 843 (E), dated the 6th November, 2015, and the option under this sub-rule once exercised, shall apply uniformly in respect of such services and shall not be changed during a financial year under any circumstances.”

  1. This notification shall come into force from the 15th day of November, 2015.

 [F.No. 354/129/2015 – TRU]

(K. Kalimuthu)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note.–The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) by notification No. 2/94-Service Tax, dated the 28th June, 1994 vide number G.S.R. 546 (E), dated the 28th June, 1994 and last amended by notification No. 05/2015 Service Tax, dated the 1st March, 2015, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 159(E), dated the 1st March, 2015

READ  Service Tax Abatement Notification No. 26/2012-ST Dated 20-6-2012

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)
NOTIFICATION  No. 24 /2015-Service Tax

 New Delhi, the 12th November, 2015

G.S.R..(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 68 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994) read with sub-section (5) of section 119 of the Finance Act, 2015 (20 of 2015), the  Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby provides that notification No. 30/2012 – Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 472 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012 shall be applicable for the purposes of Swachh Bharat Cess mutatis mutandis.

[F.No. 354/129/2015 – TRU]

(K. Kalimuthu)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

NOTIFICATION No. 23 /2015-Service Tax

New Delhi, the 12th November, 2015

G.S.R.…(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 93 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994) read with sub-section (5) of section 119 of the Finance Act, 2015 (20 of 2015), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 22/2015-Service Tax, dated the 6th November, 2015, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 843 (E), dated the 6th November, 2015, namely:-

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In the said notification, after the proviso, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided further that Swachh Bharat Cess shall be leviable only on that percentage of taxable value which is specified in column (3) for the specified taxable services in column (2) of the Table in the notification No. 26/2012-Service Tax, dated 20th June, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 468 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012.

Explanation.- It is hereby clarified that value of taxable services for the purposes of the Swachh Bharat Cess shall be the value as determined in accordance with the Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006.”

[F.No. 354/129/2015 – TRU]

(K. Kalimuthu)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


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