Service tax is levied by the Central Government. It is a kind of indirect tax because the service providers pay the tax and recovers it from the service receivers who receive or purchase the taxable services not included in the negative list. The person who pays service tax can be either a service provider or a service receiver or any other person who is responsible for providing certain services.
It is mandatory for all service providers to apply for registration within 30 days of turnover crosses Rs. 9 lakh in a financial year. However, Service Tax is required to be paid at prescribed rate (i.e. at present 15%) on value of taxable service when aggregate value of taxable service exceed Rs. 10 lakh.
Under Reverse Charge Mechanism a person liable to service tax is required to get registered within 30 days of the date on which liability to pay service tax arises. .
Service is a kind of indirect tax which the recipient of various services pay indirectly to the government via service providers.
The service tax needs to be paid by the 6th of every month, if paid electronically and 5th of every month, if paid via other means.
Interest will be imposed in case of payment of service tax
This is a challan for payment service tax manually. The challan is available in particular authorized banks.
The service is considered to be an export of services if the provider of service is located in the taxable territory and the recipient is located outside India, the service shall be considered as export of service.
An service tax return can be revised in Form ST-3 to modify or correct any mistakes within 90 days from the date of submission of return.