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Service Tax Registration

Postby deyjoy » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:34 am

Dear Friends,
Please enlighten if registration for sevice tax is mandatory even if the taxable service is exempt from payment of service tax, either because it is an 'export of services', or falls below the threshold exemption limit, or otherwise.
Thanks.

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Re: Service Tax Registration

Postby srinivasaraghavan » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:34 am

If the taxable service is below the threshold limit, registration is not compulsory.
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Re: Service Tax Registration

Postby dipcacs » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:27 am

joy

if you want to claim refund on export of services, which is allowable subject to certain conditons, the registration is required.

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Re: Service Tax Registration

Postby Ratti Wahal » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:46 pm

Registration under Service Tax Act is required if the turnover exceeds threshold limit of Rs. 10 Lakh. In case the turnover in an accounting year does not exceeds Rs. 10 Lakh then the concerned person (Service Provider/ Receiver) is not compulsory required to get registered under Service Tax Act.

However, as per Notification No. 26/2005-ST dated 07-06-2005, person providing taxable service in excess of Rs. 9 Lakhs per annum (but les than Rs. 10 Lakhs) will have to register with Superintendent of Central Excise under Service Tax provisions, though they will be eligible for exemption if turnover is less than Rs. 10 Lakhs per annum.
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