Seeks to amend notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20th June , 2016 so as to withdraw exemption from service tax for services provided by a person in non-taxable territory to Government, a local authority, a governmental authority or an individual in relation to any purpose other than commerce, industry or any other business or profession, located in taxable territory.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)
Notification No. 47/2016-ST,
Dated: November 9, 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. 25/2012-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. 467 (E), dated the 20thJune, 2012, namely:-
In the said notification,-
(a) in the opening paragraph, in entry 34, after clause (c), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely,-
“Provided that the exemption shall not apply to online information and database access or retrieval services received by persons specified in clause (a);”;
(b) in paragraph 2, after clause (xaa), the following clause shall be inserted, namely: –
‘(xab) “online information and database access or retrieval services” has the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (ccd) of sub-rule 1 of rule 2 of the Service Tax Rules, 1994;’.
2. This notification shall come into force on the 1st day of December, 2016.
[F. No. 354/149/2016-TRU]
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Note:-The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification No. 25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012, vide number G.S.R. 467 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012 and last amended vide notification number 40/2016-Service Tax, dated the 6th September, 2016 vide number G.S.R. 857(E), dated the 6th September, 2016.