CBEC vide Notification No. 07/2016-Service Tax dated February 18, 2016 provided Service Tax exemption (w.e.f. 01-04-2016) on Services by Government or local authority to a small business entity (business entity with a turnover up to rupees ten lakh in the preceding financial year).
[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)
New Delhi, the 18th February, 2016
NOTIFICATION NO. 07/2016-Service Tax
GSR .(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 93 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following further amendment in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No.25/2012-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. 467 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012, namely:-
1.In the said notification, in the opening paragraph,
(i) after entry No. 47, the following shall be inserted, namely-
(48) Services provided by Government or a local authority to a business entity with a turnover up to rupees ten lakh in the preceding financial year.
2.The amendment shall come into effect on 1st April, 2016.
[F. No. B1/10/2015-TRU]
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Note:-The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, by notification No. 25/2012 – Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012, vide number G.S.R. 467 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012 and last amended by notification No.20/2015 – Service Tax, dated the 21st October, 2015 vide number G.S.R. 799(E), dated the 21st October, 2015.