Regional Connectivity Air Services Allowed 90% Abatement on Service Tax without Cenvat Credit

     Facility Allowed only for One Year

[Service Tax Notification No. 38 dated 30th August 2016]

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 93 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 26/2012- 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. 468 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012, namely:-

1. In the said notification,-

(a) in the TABLE, after Sl. No. 5 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely :-


Transport of passengers, with or without accompanied belongings, by air, embarking from or terminating in a Regional Connectivity Scheme Airport.


CENVAT credit on inputs, capital goods and input services, used for providing the taxable service, has not been taken by the service provider under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004.

(b) after paragraph 2, the following paragraph shall be inserted, namely :-

2A. Nothing contained at Sl. No. 5A of the TABLE shall apply on or after the expiry of a period of one year from the date of commencement of operations of the Regional Connectivity Scheme Airport as notified by the Ministry of Civil Aviation..

[F. No. 354/226/2013 TRU (Pt.)]