No Service Tax on Upfront Payments for Govt Industrial Plots

[Service Tax Notification No. 41 dated 22nd September 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 exempts taxable service provided by State Government Industrial Development Corporations/ Undertakings to industrial units by way of granting long term (thirty years, or more) lease of industrial plots from so much of service tax leviable thereon under section 66B of the said Act, as is leviable on the one time upfront amount (called as premium, salami, cost, price, development charges or by any other name) payable for such lease.

[F. No. 354/51/2016 -TRU]