No Service Tax on Krishi Kalyan Cess
[Service Tax Notification No. 28 dated 26th May 2016]
Seeks to exempt such taxable services from whole of Krishi Kalyan Cess leviable thereon which are either exempt from the whole of service tax by a notification or otherwise not leviable to service tax. Further, the notification seeks to provide that abatement notification shall be applicable for computing Krishi Kalyan Cess.
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 93 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994) read with sub-section (5) of section 161 of the Finance Act, 2016 (28 of 2016), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts such taxable services from whole of Krishi Kalyan Cess leviable thereon which are either exempt from the whole of service tax by a notification or special order issued under sub-section (1) or as the case may be under sub-section (2) of section 93 of the Finance Act, 1994 or otherwise not leviable to service tax under section 66B of the Finance Act, 1994:
Provided that Krishi Kalyan Cess shall be leviable only on that percentage of taxable value which is specified in column (3) for the specified taxable services in column (2) of the Table in the notification No. 26/2012-Service Tax, dated 20th June, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 468 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012.
Explanation.- It is hereby clarified that value of taxable services for the purposes of the Krishi Kalyan Cess shall be the value as determined in accordance with the Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006.
This notification shall come into force from the 1st day of June, 2016.
[F.No. B-1/18/2016 - TRU]