No Service Tax in Non Taxable Territory on High Seas upto Customs Station

Seeks to amend notification No. 30/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012 so as to specify the person complying with the sections 29, 30 or 38 read with section 148 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) as the person liable for paying service tax in case of services provided or agreed to be provided by a person located in non-taxable territory to a person located in non-taxable territory by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India up to the customs station of clearance in India.

[Service Tax Notification No. 03 dated 12th January 2017]

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 68 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) 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, namely:-

1. In the said notification,-

(i) in paragraph I, in clause (A), after the sub-clause (vi), the following sub-clause shall be inserted, namely:-

(vii) provided or agreed to be provided by a person located in non-taxable territory to a person located in non-taxable territory by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India up to the customs station of clearance in India;;

(ii) in paragraph (II), in the Table, after Sl. No. 11 and the entries relating thereto, the following Sl. No. and entries shall be inserted, namely:-

12.

in respect of services provided or agreed to be provided by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India up to the customs station of clearance in India

Nil

100%.

(iii) after Explanation III, following Explanation shall be inserted, namely:-

Explanation IV.- For the purposes of this notification, in respect of services provided or agreed to be provided by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India up to the customs station of clearance in India, person liable for paying service tax other than the service provider shall be the person in India who complies with sections 29, 30 or 38 read with section 148 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) with respect to such goods..

2. This notification shall come into force on the 22nd day of January, 2017.

[F. No. 354/42/2016-TRU]