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Threshold Exemption Limit

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Chartered Accountant

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Posted On 14 October 2008 at 23:36 Report Abuse

My clients had issued biils for  the service provided in the year 2006-07 as under :

basic amount      Service Tax rate   Service Tax    Bill Amoun 

400000                     NIL                        NIL                400000                 Payment realised in 2006-07

200000                  10.2%                     20400            220400                Payment realised in 2007-08

100000                   12.24%                 12240             112240               Payment realised in 2007-08

Bill in the year 2007-08 

400000                     Nil                       Nil                    400000                Payment realised in 2007-08 

What shud be the amount of threshold exemption  in the year 2007-08. will it be the entire amount of Rs. 8.00 Lakh  realised in the year 2007-08 or Rs. 400000 Billed and realised in the year 2007-08. If it is Rs. 8.00 Lakh , then what will be the treatment of the amount of Service Tax realised from the customers? 

 

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  The Scheme of Threshold Exemption Limit applies to service providers whose aggregate value of Taxable services provided during the preceding financial year was less than the specified thresholf limit.


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S.Srinivasaraghavan
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Posted On 15 October 2008 at 13:35

It should be based on the actual period of provision of taxable service.



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CA PRAMOD SARAOGI
Chartered Accountant

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Posted On 15 October 2008 at 21:50

The language of the Law doesnt reflect that it should b based on the provisions of Taxable Service



Madhukar N Hiregange
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Posted On 16 October 2008 at 16:23

The exemption is available where the taxable services provided ( whether received or not) exceeds the limits prescribed.

For example if one were to claim the exemption of Rs.10 lakhs for the year 2008-09 then the total taxable services provided ( whether recived or not) for 2007-08 should not have exceeded Rs10 lakhs.

Hope this clarifies the issue. 




CA PRAMOD SARAOGI
Chartered Accountant

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Posted On 16 October 2008 at 20:12


 




CA PRAMOD SARAOGI
Chartered Accountant

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Posted On 16 October 2008 at 20:13


 




CA PRAMOD SARAOGI
Chartered Accountant

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Posted On 16 October 2008 at 20:14


 




CA PRAMOD SARAOGI
Chartered Accountant

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Posted On 16 October 2008 at 20:22

There is no doubt that




CA PRAMOD SARAOGI
Chartered Accountant

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Posted On 16 October 2008 at 20:27

There is no doubt that if one were to claim exemption of Rs. 10 Lakh for the year 2008-09 then the total services provided (irrespective of the amount realised ) for the year 2007-08 should not have exceeded Rs. 10 Lakh. I guess you have not understood my question properly. During the year 2007-08 for the first time the Service provider  has provided services in respect of Renting of immovable and the total amount billed during the year was Rs. 968540 lakh ( Rs. 8.00 lakh without adding Service Tax being covered under the threshold exemption limit and the reamaing amount of Rs. 1.50 lakh by adding service Tax of Rs. 18540 




CA PRAMOD SARAOGI
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Posted On 16 October 2008 at 20:33

Out of this only Rs. 6.oo lakh received during the year 2007-08 and claimed exempted during that year (although bills raised towards exempted services were Rs. 8.00 Lakh without knowing that the paymenr would not be received in 2007-08 ) and the remaining amount of Rs. 368540 have been received in the year 2008-09 in addition to the amount of Rs. 5.00 lakh billed and received in 2008-09 (without charging Service Tax)  Thus the total receipts in 2008-09 would be Rs. 868540 including service Tax , which is below the threshold exemption limit



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