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Rule 6.Payment of service tax.

 

( 1 ) The service tax  shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government by the 5th of the month immediately following the calendar month in which the payments are received, towards the value of taxable services :

Provided that where the assessee is an individual or proprietary firm or partnership firm, the service tax shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government by the 5th of the month immediately following the quarter in which the payments are received, towards the value of taxable services :

Provided further that notwithstanding the time of receipt of payment towards the value of services, no service tax shall be payable for the part or whole of the value of services, which is attributable to services provided during the period when such services were not taxable :

Provided also that the service tax on the value of taxable services received during the month of March, or the quarter ending in March, as the case may be, shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government by the 31st day of March of the calendar year.

( 2 ) The assessee shall deposit the service tax liable to be paid by him with the bank designated by the Central Board of Excise and Customs for this purpose in Form TR-6 or in any other manner prescribed by the Central Board of Excise and Customs.

Provided that the assessee, who has paid service tax of rupees fifty lakh or above in the preceding financial year or has already paid service tax of rupees fifty lakh in the current financial year, shall deposit the service tax liable to be paid by him electronically, through internet banking. [Inserted vide Notification No.27/2006-ST dated 21st September 2006]

( 2 A ) For the purpose this rule, if the assessee deposits the service tax by cheque, the date of presentation of cheque to the bank designated by the Central Board of Excise and Customs for this purpose shall be deemed to be the date on which service tax has been paid subject to realization of that cheque.

( 3 )Where an assessee has paid to the credit of Central Government service tax in respect of a taxable service, which is not so provided by him either wholly or partially for any reason, the assessee may adjust the excess service tax so paid by him (calculated on a pro rata basis) against his service tax liability for the subsequent period, if the assessee has refunded the value of taxable service and the service tax thereon to the person from whom it was received.

( 4 ) Where an assessee is, for any reason, unable to correctly estimate, on the date of deposit, the actual amount payable for any particular month or quarter, as the case may be, he may make a request in writing to the Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise or the Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise, as the case may be, giving reasons for payment of service tax on provisional basis and the Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise or the Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise, as the case may be, on receipt of such request, may allow payment of service tax on provisional basis on such value of taxable service as may be  specified by him and the provisions of the Central Excise (No. 2) Rules, 2001, relating to provisional assessment, except so far as they relate to execution of bond, shall, so far as may be, apply to such assessment.

( 4 A)Notwithstanding  anything contained in sub-rule (4), where an assessee has opted for registration under sub-rule (2) of rule 4 of these rules and has paid to the credit of Central Government any amount in excess of the amount required to be paid towards service tax liability for a month or quarter, as the case may be, for the reason of not receiving details of payments received towards the value of taxable services at his other premises or offices, the assessee may adjust such excess amount so paid as service tax by him against his service tax liability for the subsequent period and the details of such adjustment shall be intimated to the jurisdictional Superintendent of Central Excise within a period of fifteen days from the date of such adjustment.

( 5 ) Where an assessee under sub-rule (4) requests for a provisional assessment he shall file a statement giving details of the difference between the service tax deposited and the service tax liable to be paid for each month in a memorandum in Form ST-3A accompanying the quarterly or half yearly return, as the case may be.

( 6 )Where the assessee submits a memorandum in Form ST-3A under sub-rule (5), it shall be lawful of the Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise or the Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise, as the case may be to complete the assessment, wherever he deems it necessary, after calling such further documents or records as he may consider necessary and proper in the circumstances of the case.

Explanation. - For the purposes of this rule and rule 7, “Form TR-6" means a memorandum or challan referred to in rule 92 of the Treasury Rules of the Central Government.

( 7 )The person liable for paying the service tax in relation to the services provided by an air travel agent, shall have the option, to pay an amount calculated at the rate of 0.6% of the basic fare in the case of domestic bookings, and at the rate of 1.2% of the basic fare in the case of international bookings, of passage for travel by air, during any calendar month or quarter, as the case may be, towards the discharge of his service tax liability instead of paying service tax at the rate of specified in section 66 of Chapter V of the Act and the option, once exercised, shall apply uniformly in respect of all the bookings of passage for travel by air made by him and shall not be changed during a financial year under any circumstances.

Explanation. - For the purposes of this sub-rule, the expression “basic fare” means that part of the air fare on which commission is normally paid to the air travel agent by the airline.

(7A) An insurer carrying on life insurance business liable for paying the service tax in relation to the risk cover in life insurance provided to a policy holder shall have the option to pay an amount calculated at the rate of one per cent. of the gross amount of premium charged by such insurer towards the discharge of his service tax liability instead of paying service tax at the rate specified in section 66 of Chapter V of the Act :

Provided that such option shall not be available in cases where -

(a)        the entire premium paid by the policy holder is only towards risk cover in life insurance; or

(b)        the part of the premium payable towards risk cover in life insurance is shown separately in any of the documents issued by the insurer to the policy holder.

( 8 ) omitted Vide Notification No.10/2006-ST dated 19.04.2006

( 9 ) omitted Vide Notification No.10/2006-ST dated 19.04.2006



 

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