Service Tax: Reverse Charge Mechanism & Accounting Treatment

Background of Reverse Charge Mechanism

Service tax is normally collected by the Service Provider and deposited with the Government. However, with effect from 1-7-2012 a new scheme of taxation has been brought into effect whereby the liability for depositing service tax for services received/consumed shall be on the Service Recipient. This liability for depositing the service tax directly with the Government is either in full or jointly between the Service Provider and the Service Recipient in certain ratios as prescribed.

When the liability to deposit service tax is on the Service Recipient on the basis of services consumed, it is called as a Reverse Charge Mechanism. Under the Reverse Charge Mechanism the Service Recipient is liable to pay service tax directly to the Government instead of paying the service tax to the Service Provider.

Notification No. 30/ 2012 dated 20-6-2012 and Notification No. 45/2012 dated 07-08-2012 issued by the Central Government has notified the description of specified services when provided in the manner so specified where part of the service tax has to be paid by the Service Recipient. The extent to which tax liability has to be discharged by the Service Recipient has also been specified in the said notifications. The same is tabulated below:

List I – Services under Full Reverse Charge Mechanism:

SN

Nature of Service

Description of a Service

Percentage of Service tax payable by Service Provider

Percentage of Service tax payable by Service Recipient

(1) Goods Transport Services Transport of goods by road

NIL

100%

(2) Sponsorship Service Sponsorship service

NIL

100%

(3) Legal Services Legal services by Individual advocate or a firm of advocates including arbitral services

NIL

100%

(4) Government Services Support services by Government or local authority (excluding renting of immovable property and certain other specified services)

NIL

100%

(5) Directors Fees Services provided or agreed to be provided by a Director of a company to a said company

NIL

100%

(6) Import of Service Any taxable service where the Service provider is located in a non taxable territory and service recipient located in a taxable territory

NIL

100%

List II – Services under Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism:

SN

Nature of Service

Description of a Service

Percentage of Service tax payable by Service Provider

Percentage of Service tax payable by Service Recipient

(1) Manpower Supply Service* Supply of manpower for any service

25%

75%

(2) Security Service* Security service

25%

75%

(3) Works Contract Service* Works Contract service

50%

50%

(4) Rent-a-cab Service* Renting of passenger motor vehicles- With abatement (40% taxable)- Without abatement

NIL

60%

100%

40%

* Only in cases where the Service Provider is an individual, HUF, partnership firm, AOP or Trust

1. Would the Full Reverse Charge Mechanism be applicable in all the above cases as listed in List-I?

If the type of service received/consumed falls under any of the 6 categories as given in List – I above, then we (BD) as a Service Recipient will be liable to pay the service tax directly to the Government under the Full Reverse Charge Mechanism.

2. Would Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism be applicable in all cases as listed in List-II?

Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism is not applicable for all cases. For Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism to apply, it needs to fulfil 2 conditions:

  • The Service Provider is a non corporate entity (See Separate FAQ on how to identify whether the service provider is a non corporate entity).
  • The service received/consumed should fall under the type of service as listed in List –II. (See separate FAQs on how to identify the service).

If both these two conditions together are satisfied then the service tax will be applicable under the Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism wherein we (BD) will be required to deposit part of the service tax to the Government directly, and part of the service tax will be billed to us by the Service Provider.

3. How to identify if the Service Provider is a non corporate entity?

The PAN of the vendor will guide us to identify if the Service Provider is a non corporate entity. As you are aware, the 4th alphabet of the 10 digit alphanumeric PAN decides the status of the person.

If the 4th digit of the PAN is any letter other than “C” then Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism will apply. That means that if the 4th alphabet of the 10 digit PAN is “C” then Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism will not apply.

4. What is the meaning of “Supply of Manpower”?

Supply of manpower means supply of manpower, temporarily or otherwise, to another person to work under his superintendence or control. “Supervision and control” guide whether or not the contract is for supply of manpower. Example: Housekeeping service through housekeeping staff deployed at office will not be covered under supply of manpower since the staffs do not work under our supervision and control, but they work under the supervision and control of the contractor.

5. What is a Works Contract?

“Works Contract” has been defined to mean a contract wherein transfer of property in goods involved in the execution of such contract is leviable to tax as sale of goods and such contract is for the purpose of carrying out construction, erection, commissioning, installation, completion, fitting out, repair, maintenance, renovation, alteration of any movable or immovable property or for carrying out any other similar activity or a part thereof in relation to such property.

6. Would contracts for repair or maintenance of assets be treated as ‘works contracts’? If so, how would the value be determined for ascertaining the value portion of service involved in execution of such a works contract?

Yes. Contracts for repair or maintenance of moveable properties are also works contracts if property in goods is transferred in the course of execution of such a contract. Service Tax has to be paid in the service portion of such a contract. Therefore in our case, all comprehensive annual maintenance contracts for repair, maintenance, for all assets will get covered under this category.

7. Would contracts for painting of a building, repair of a building, renovation of a building, wall tiling, flooring be covered under ‘works contract’?

Yes, if such contracts involve provision of materials as well.

8. Is the entire contract value liable for service tax under the Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism?

No the entire contract value is not leviable to service tax. Only the “Service portion” of the Works Contract is declared and deemed to be a “service”.

9. What is the manner of determination of value of “service portion” in execution of a works contract from the total contract?

The manner for determining the value of “service portion” of a works contract from the total works contract is given in Rule 2A of the Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006. As per sub-rule (i) of the said Rule 2A the value of the service portion in the execution of a works contract is the gross amount charged for the works contract less the value of transfer of property in goods involved in the execution of the said works contract

Gross amount includes Gross amount does not include
Labour charges for execution of the works Value of transfer of property in goods involved in the execution of the said works contract.Note:As per Explanation (c) to the said sub-rule (i), where value added tax or sales tax has been paid or payable on the actual value of property in goods transferred in the execution of the works contract, then such value adopted for the purposes of payment of value added tax or sales tax, shall be taken as the value of property in goods transferred in the execution of the said works contract.
Amount paid to a sub-contractor for labour and services
Charges for planning, designing and architect’s fees
Charges for obtaining on hire or otherwise, machinery and tools used for the execution of the works contract
Cost of consumables such as water, electricity, fuel, used in the execution of the works contract
Cost of establishment of the contractor relatable to supply of labour and services and other similar expenses relatable to supply of labour and services Value Added Tax (VAT) or sales tax, as the case may be, paid, if any, on transfer of property in goods involved in the execution of the said works contract.
Profit earned by the service provider relatable to supply of labour and services

10. Is there any simplified scheme for determining the value of “service portion” in a works contract?

Yes. The scheme is contained in the clause (ii) of rule 2Aof the Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006. As per this scheme the value of the service portion, where value has not been determined in the manner as provided in clause (i) of rule 2A (explained in point 8.2.1 above), shall be determined in the manner explained in the table below –

Where works contract is for… Value of the service portion shall be…
(A) execution of original works 40% of the total amount charged for the works contract
(B) maintenance or repair or reconditioning or restoration or servicing of any goods 70% of the total amount charged including such gross amount
(C) in case of other works contracts, not included in serial nos. (A) and (B) above, including contracts for maintenance, repair, and completion and finishing services such as glazing, plastering, floor and wall tiling, installation of electrical fittings. 60% of the total amount charged for the works contract

Important-As per the Explanation (II) to clause (ii) of rule 2A of the said Rules ‘total amount’ referred to in the second column of the table above would be the sum total of gross amount charged for the works contract and the fair market value of all goods and services supplied in or in relation to the execution of works contract, under the same contract or any other contract, less (i) the amount charged for such goods or services provided by the service receiver; and (ii) the value added tax or sales tax, if any, levied to the extent they form part of the gross amount or the total amount, as the case may be.

11. What are “original works’?

As per Explanation (I) to clause (ii) of rule 2A of the Valuation Rules ‘Original works’ means:

  • all new constructions;
  • all types of additions and alterations to abandoned or damaged structures on land that is required to make them workable;
  • erection, commissioning or installation of plant, machinery or equipment or structures, whether pre-fabricated or otherwise.

12. What does a Service Provider need to indicate on the invoice when he is liable to pay only a part of the liability under the partial Reverse Charge Mechanism?

The Service Provider shall issue an invoice complying with Rule 4A of the Service Tax Rules 1994. Thus the invoice shall indicate the name, address and the registration number of the service provider; our (BD) name and address as a Service Recipient receiving taxable service; the description and value of taxable service provided or agreed to be provided; and the service tax payable thereon. As per clause (iv) of sub-rule (1) of the said rule 4A “the service tax payable thereon’ has to be indicated.

13. If the Service Provider is exempted being a SSI (turnover less than Rs 10 lakhs), how will the Reverse Charge Mechanism work?

The liability of the Service Provider and Service Recipient are different and independent of each other. Thus in case the service provider is availing exemption owing to turnover being less than Rs 10 lakhs, he shall not be obliged to pay any tax. However, we as Service Recipient shall have to pay service tax which we are required to pay under the partial Reverse Charge Mechanism.

14. How is the Service Recipient required to calculate his tax liability under Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism? How will the service recipient know which abatement or valuation option has been exercised by the service provider?

We as the Service Recipient would need to discharge liability only on the payments made by us. Thus the assessable value would be calculated on such payments done. (Free of Cost material supplied and out of pocket expenses reimbursed or incurred on behalf of the service provider need to be included in the assessable value in terms of Valuation Rules) The invoice raised by the Service Provider would normally indicate the abatement taken or method of valuation used for arriving at the taxable value. However since the liability of the Service Provider and Service Recipient are different and independent of each other, the Service Recipient can independently avail or forgo an abatement or choose a valuation option depending upon the ease, data available and economics.

15. What is Rent-a-cab service?

Services in relation to renting of a motor vehicle designed to carry passengers (cars, buses, vans, etc.) is covered under the rent a cab service.

16. Is the entire contract value liable for service tax under the Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism?

No, the entire contract value is not leviable to service tax. There are options available to the service provider of abatement or no abatement.

However as mentioned earlier, since the liability of the Service Provider and Service Recipient are different and independent of each other, the Service Recipient can independently avail or forgo abatement or choose a valuation option depending upon the ease, data available and economics.

Whether or not the Service Provider has taken abatement or no, in either case as a Service Recipient our liability under Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism will always be effectively 4.944%.

17. Is CENVAT credit allowed to be taken of the service tax partially billed by the Service Provider and partially paid by us as a Service Recipient under the Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism?

Yes, CENVAT Credit can be availed on all the service tax amount paid to the vendor under as well as paid by us directly into the Government Treasury under the partial Reverse Charge Mechanism, except CENVAT credit cannot be taken on rent-a –cab services and CENVAT credit also cannot be taken for any expenses incurred on any of the passenger vehicles.

17. In case the vendor has wrongly billed service tax in his invoice but his service is covered under the Full Reverse Charge Mechanism what should be done?

In case the service rendered by the Service Provider falls under List-I as above and therefore covered under the Full Reverse Charge Mechanism, we should ask the Vendor to raise a fresh invoice without service tax.

18. In case the vendor has wrongly billed full service tax in his invoice but his service is covered under the Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism what should be done?

In case the service rendered by the Service Provider falls under List-II as above and therefore covered under the Partial Reverse Charge Mechanism, we should ask the Vendor to raise a fresh invoice charging service tax only to the extent to be collected by him from us.

19. How are locations to report this information on Reverse Charge Mechanism?

We will ask you to capture this information on excel sheets. Formats will be circulated shortly. Once we get comfort on the process, recording and reporting of these transactions in excel formats, we will then automate in the Navision ERP.

Accounting Treatment in case of Reverse Charge of Service Tax

Service Tax Liability

The foremost point is when the liability for the payment of Service Tax will arise in case of Reverse Charge. The relevant extract of Rule 7 regarding this is as follows: –

Rule 7: - Determination of point of taxation in case of specified services or persons: -

Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules, the point of taxation in respect of the persons required to pay tax as recipients of service under the rules made in this regard in respect of services notified under sub-section (2) of section 68 of the Act, shall be the date on which payment is made:
Provided that, where the payment is not made within a period of six months of the date of invoice, the point of taxation shall be determined as if this rule does not exist:

As this is clear from the above Rule 7 of Point of Taxation is that in case of Reverse Charge the Point of Taxation is when the payment is made .i.e.service tax liability is arise when service recipient make payment to service provider.

Example: - we have received the Taxable Service under Reverse Charge in the month of say Sept 2012, however the payment made to the party in the month of September 2012.In this case the Service Tax liability will arise in the month of September 2012 and the due date for the payment of Service Tax will be the 5th/6th of the succeeding month. Suppose extract of invoice received is as below:

Case-I                                      
where advocate charged service tax on his invoice.
Case-II
where advocate don not charge service tax on his invoice.
Legal fees                                 10,000
Service Tax @ 12.36%                1,236
Total Bill                                   11,236 
Legal fees                                 10,000
Service Tax @ 12.36%                  Nil
Total Bill                                   10,000 

2. Accounting Treatment in the Month of September 2012: -
At the time of booking the Expense for the service received

Case-I Case-II
Legal fees Dr.                                          10,000
Service tax input but not due Dr.                 1,236
To XYZ                                                     8,877
To TDS payable                                         1,123
To Service Tax Payable                              1,236
Legal fees Dr.                                          10,000
Service tax input but not due Dr.               1,236
To XYZ                                                    9,000
To TDS payable                                        1,000
To Service Tax Payable                             1,236

3.Accounting Treatment at the time of making payment to Party

Case-I Case-II
XYZ Dr.                                          8,877
To Bank/Cash                                 8,877
XYZ Dr.                           9,000
To Bank/Cash                  9,000

As we have made the payment to the concerned party, the liability for the payment of Service Tax has arised and since we have not paid the payment of Service Tax yet, so we are not eligible for the Input tax Credit of Service Tax at this stage.

Cenvat Credit of Service Tax: -
The second important thing is when the Input Credit of the service tax paid above will be taken. The relevant extract of Rule 9 regarding this is as follows: –
Rule 9 (1)(e), a challan evidencing payment of service tax by the person liable to pay service taxunder sub-clauses (iii), (iv), (v) and (vii) of clause (d) of sub-rule (1) of rule (2) of the Service Tax Rules, 1994;

4. As from the above extract is clear that the Input Credit for the Service Tax payable is available only after the payment of Service Tax on the basis of Challan evidencing the payment of Service Tax.

Accounting Treatment at the time of making payment of Service tax to the Central  Govt.

Case-I Case-II
Service Tax Payable              1,236                                   Service Tax input due            1,236
To Bank                                1,236
To Service tax input but not due   1,236
Service Tax Payable              1,236                                   Service Tax input due            1,236
To Bank                                     1,236
To Service tax input but not due   1,236

5. Now we can utilize Cenvat input to out tax liability as payment of service tax has been made

Case-I Case-II
Service Tax Output  Dr.              1,236
To Service Tax input due            1,236
Service Tax Output  Dr.                1,236
To Service Tax input due              1,236

Let’s take another example of car hire charges where Cenvat Credit not available and TDS deducted @1%

Case-I when provider charge service tax at abated value @ 40% of 12.36% (i.e.4.944%) Case-II when Service provider charge service tax at full rate @  12.36% Case-III when Service provider  do not charge service tax on invoice
Car Hire Charges 10,000 10,000 10,000
Service Tax      494   1,236 -
Total 10,494 11,236 10,000

1.At the time of booking the Expense for the service received

Case-I Case-II Case-III
Car Hire Charges 10494To XYZ                9,896
To TDS payable    104
To Service Tax Payable   494
Car Hire Charges 11,236To XYZ                10,630
To TDS payable    112
To Service Tax Payable   494
Car Hire Charges Dr.            10,000
Service Tax Paid Dr.             494  (claim as exp.)
To XYZ                                 9,900
To TDS payable                     100
To Service Tax Payable          494

2.At the time of making payment to party

Case-I Case-II Case-III
XYZ    Dr.       9,896To Bank/Cash 9,896 XYZ    Dr.       10,630To Bank/Cash 10,630 XYZ    Dr.       9,900To Bank/Cash 9,900

3. Accounting Treatment at the time of making payment of Service tax to the Central  Govt.

Case-I Case-II Case-III
Service Tax Payable 494To Bank                  494 Service Tax Payable 494To Bank                  494 Service Tax Payable 494To Bank                  494
24 Responses to “Service Tax: Reverse Charge Mechanism & Accounting Treatment”
  1. sant

    sir,
    my friend have a cab and he is provide this cab for hire purpose, how much TDS may be dopisited on the amount of Rs. 1600/-

    • thesanyamjain

      First of all if he is providing services then he is liable to charge service tax on the amount of service not TDS.

      Answering to your question: TDS shall be deducted under section 194C i.e. TDS on Contractor. The rate shall be 1% if HUF or individual or 2% if other than HUF and Individual.

  2. Gaurav J

    Hi,

    I am a frequent traveler. I find different restaurants / hotels charging various rates of “service charges” (not tax*, taxes are shown separately). I would like to know if there is any sort of restriction / maximum cap on levy of service charges for various services provided in general.

    Thanks

    • thesanyamjain

      There is no instruction or circular regarding service charges. Generally it lies between 5% to 10%. But you cannot argue if any restaurant charges above it because there is no law.

  3. karthik

    The article is very good but i have a doubt regarding rent a cab service
    If a bill is raised by the service provider for a basic amount of 10000 then what is the amount of service tax that he will recovered from us(ie how much is charged from us and he pays it to govt) and what is the amount we have to pay to Govt. If service provider is a company and incase of individual, pls explian both the senario’s where service receiver is always a company in my case.

    • thesanyamjain

      If service provider wants to utilize the credit used for providing the taxable services then he may opt for partial reverse mechanism in which full value of service provided shall be taxable and service tax shall be paid 60% by service provider and 40% by service receiver.

      But in case service provider wishes to forgo the CENVAT credit on input used then the taxable service shall be 40% of the total value of service provided and 100% of service tax shall be payable by service provider.

  4. Neha chhawchharia

    Thanks sanyam for such a good article on reverse charge including accounting treatment.But i have a doubt on case 1 and case ii on car hire where the service tax was charged by the service provider 40% and 100 % respectively.Though the service tax liability is on us in respect of 40% of invoice value so why in first two cases the respective amount of Rs 494 has not been transferred in service tax paid a/c because we can not change our service tax liability of Rs 494 due to wrong raising of bill by the service provider.Our booking head should be service tax paid and it should not be included in car hire charges.

    Thanks

    • thesanyamjain

      The bill raised by service provider is not wrong. Service provider has an option to pay 60% or NIL of service tax. So if he pay 60% himself then he is required to raise bill of service including 40% service tax which service recipient has to book on gross amount and also saggregating the amount of tax and expenses does not alter the overall figure.

  5. disqus_tso9TGIOCq

    Can you please tell me manpower supplied to any educational institution is eligible for reverse charge mechanism or not????

    • thesanyamjain

      yes.. it is covered under partial reverse charge mechanism.

      25% of Service tax payable by Service Provider and 75% of Service Tax is Payable by Recipient of Service.

  6. dinesh

    sir i am works contract service provider at npcil tarapur under partial rev charge mechanism ….i completed service by 31/03/2013 and bill is yet to be calculated and going to take some more time…..my q is now how much srevice tax to pay and on what basis since bill finalising at technical section takes time and last date of paying is 31/03/2013 itself…..further if i wait till june to finalise bill shall i pay interest and who will reimburse the interest paid……how all this complications can be solved…..the receipent is depositing tax on the basis of work order amount and our calculation is that there will be saving of about 3lakh …this is one more trouble coming……….pl guide
    dv pandharkar

    • Sanyam Jain

      It is better to pay service tax even its in excess to be at safer side. The excess paid service tax can be adjusted within one year with subsequent service tax liability.

    • thesanyamjain

      It is advisable to pay to avoid interest and penalty..

  7. peakok Jewellery

    Dear Sir,

    We have a service recipitent of Manpower services ( Security Service Chages ) and we are Public Limited Company and the shares are holding by the Investors only. None of the Shares are available for the General Public. We come under Service Tax Paritial Reverse Mechanism.

    Hence, kindly advice us the following :

    01. While registering into the service tax dept, it is asking us to mention the Registered Public Ltd company. Should be choose the same or others. If it is others what should be mentioned in the Service category.

    02.What taxable Service to be mentioned.

    Thanks in Advance
    Raghavendra

    • thesanyamjain

      If you are Public Limited Company then select registered Public Limited Company (registered means registered with ROC don’t misunderstand it with listed) and secondly you will be covered under Security Agency’s Services (Point number 87) and also add Manpower Recruitment or Supply Agency’s Services as additional services.

  8. Ashish

    Hi,

    I am an advocate by profession I am working as a full time legal retainer to a partnership firm. I raise bill on the firm and the firm pays retainer fees after deducting TDS. I have not taken service tax no. and do not bifurcate service charges in the bill raised by me on the firm. My bill amount exceeds Rs 10 lakhs annually.Through your article, I have come to know that that the liability to pay service tax is on the recipient and not on the service provider. Can you please clarify whether i still need to get a service tax no, since as per the amendment, 100% of the service tax needs to be paid by the recipient of my legal service.

    thanks in advance.

  9. Sweta Jain

    I want to know will a service recipient be liable to pay service tax under reverse charge mechanism on import related service provided by bank

    • thesanyamjain

      Here you go, I have bifurcated your answer in three steps:

      Step 1: What is Import of Service?

      Actually this term has not been used in law but used frequently in discussions. The service is ‘import’ if following are satisfied.

      1. If place of provision of service is taxable territory [If place of provision of service is outside India, then there is no service tax liability. Hence, no question of service tax].

      2. If service provider located outside taxable territory and service receiver located in taxable territory [If both are in taxable territory, the service provider liable. If both are outside taxable territory, no question of service tax at all].

      Service receiver liable to pay service tax under reverse charge if aforesaid conditions are satisfied and Cenvat credit can be taken after payment of service tax by GAR-7 challan, if the service is eligible as Input Service under Cenvat Credit Rules.

      Step 2: Some important services under Import of Service

      1. Foreign Commission Agent.
      2. Banking and Financial Services (e.g. for ECB, Issue of GDR or ADR)
      3. Management and technical consultancy.
      4. Advertisements issued by Indian Business Entity and published outside India on TV or radio (If it is in print media, no service tax as it is in negative list).

      Step 3: Exemptions from service tax on Import of Service

      1.Import of service by Government, local authority or Governmental authority for non-commercial purposes
      2. Import of service by individual for purpose other than commerce, industry, business or profession
      3. Imports for charitable purposes by Charitable Organisations registered under section 12AA of Income Tax Act.

      Accordingly, you are liable to pay service tax.

  10. Avinash Shetty

    after the amendment in the definition of Input service, what is the position of services utilised by a company which are not directly related to provision of output service.For example house keeping service used by the company. Can the company avail credit of ST paid for such service?

    • thesanyamjain

      Section 2(l) of Cenvat credit rules 2004 has been amended vide notification No.3/2011-CE (NT) dated March 1, 2011. The amended section is as under:

      “Input service means any service,

      (i) used by a provider of taxable service for providing an output service; or

      (ii) used by a manufacturer, whether directly or indirectly, in or in relation to the manufacture of final products and clearance of final products up to the place of removal, and include services used in relation to modernisation, renovation or repairs of a factory, premises of provider of output service or an office relating to such factory or premises, advertisement or sales promotion, market research, storage up to the place of removal, procurement of inputs, accounting, auditing, financing, recruitment and quality control, coaching and training, computer networking, credit rating, share registry, security, business exhibition, legal services, inward transportation of inputs or capital goods and outward transportation up to the place of removal.

      Input services exclude those services:
      (A) Specified in sub-clauses of clause (105) of section 65 of the Finance Act (hereinafter referred as specified services), in so far as they are used for:

      (a) construction of a building or a civil structure or a part thereof; or,

      (b) laying of foundation or making of structures for support of capital goods, except for the provision of one or more of the specified services; or,

      (B) Specified in sub-clauses of clause (105) of section 65 of the Finance Act, in so far as they relate to a motor vehicle except when used for the provision of taxable services for which the credit on motor vehicle is available as capital goods; or,

      (C) Those services provided in relation to outdoor catering, beauty treatment, health services, cosmetic and plastic surgery, membership of a club, health and fitness centre, life insurance, health insurance and travel benefits extended to employees on vacation such as leave or home travel concession, when such services are used primarily for personal use or for any employee.

      The definition of input services has undergone a major change due to which there has been restrictions placed on the services that will be eligible for Cenvat credit based on the above.

      So we can say that input services which are not directly related to output services are not available for CENVAT Credit.

  11. saravan

    Sir,

    private limited company hire the taxi for business purpose.

    Taxi service provider not charged service tax

    in this case private limited company is ready to pay service tax as per reverse charge mechanism

    12.36% Tax is calculated. 40% from the basic value of the taxi hire.

    Ex.

    Basic Taxi hire Rs.1000/-

    service tax (1000*40%)=400*12.36%=Rs.50/-

    Private limited is pay tax Rs.50/- in out put service Tax

    and

    in this case the private limited company is eligible for take Rs.50/- as service tax credit in the same month.

    • thesanyamjain

      Yes Pvt. Ltd company is eligible to take input credit on the basis of Challan as being specified under Rule 9(1)(e) of the Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 provided the same is input service to him but Only in cases where the Service Provider is an individual, HUF, partnership firm, AOP or Trust

      • Kirtilal Sakhala

        What is abatement in case of Rent a cab services !

        • thesanyamjain

          It goes like this, if service provider is taking abatement then he his required to pay service tax (i.e. 12.36%) on 40% of the Value of service (i.e. 60% abatement is available), no CENVAT credit can be taken and service receiver has no liability of service tax.
          OR
          On the other hand if service provider does not take abatement then he is liable to pay 60% of service tax and remaining 40% is to be paid by service receiver under reverse charge.

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