Dear Shankar Ji
Please give your valuable expert comments on this matter.
A contractor (Pvt. Ltd. Co.) working with us as Civil Work since September’2011, but they Registered for Service Tax vide ST-1 on December’2012 & Date of ST-2 is January’2013, now they are demanding Service Tax 12.36% to us since September’2011 (from 1st Bill)
1. Are we liable to pay service tax 12.36% with date of work starting or 1st Bill ? (although ST-1 & ST-2 date is latter) ?
2. From the date of ST-1 or ST-2, or Bill generated after ST-1 or ST-2 ?
3. How could we know & how can they prove that they are deposited Service Tax against our Project, because they are working with various Builders ?