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New exemptions for,- (a) Precondition, pre-cooling, ripening, waxing, retail packing, labeling of fruits and vegetables (b) Service by a Common Effluent Treatment Plant operator (c) Varistha Bima Yojana (d) Ambulance services (e) Admission to a museum, zoo, national park, wild life sanctuary, and a tiger reserve (f) Service provided by exhibitor of movie to a distributor or an AOP consisting of exhibitor as one of its member (g)Transport of export goods by road from the place of removal to a laChange in abatement rates and conditions thereof for transport of passengers and goods by train; transport of goods by road by a GTA; transport of goods by vessels; executive/business class travel by air; and withdrawal of abatement on services provided in relation to chit, with immediate effect (from 1.4.2015) Amendment in reverse charge mechanism, with immediate effect (from 1.4.2015) To prescribe full reverse charge on manpower supply and security service provided by individual, HUF, partnership firm to a body corporate, with immediate effect (from 1.4.2015) Prescribing reverse charge on service provided by a mutual fund agent, mutual fund distributor and agents of lottery distributor, with immediate effect (from 1.4.2015)Amendment in rule 4(7) of the Cenvat Credit Rules to allow credit of service tax paid by recipient of service in partial reverse charge immediately on payment of tax ,with immediate effect (from 1.4.2015)Service Tax to be levied on service by way of access to amusement facility (amusement parks, water parks , theme parks etc)Service Tax rate is increased from 12.36% to 14%. New rate shall come into effect after the enactment of the Finance Bill, 2015. Notification No. 42/2012-ST is being rescindedSwachh Bharat Cess- Govt. to impose cess on all or any taxable service at the rate of 2% of the value of taxable serviceWe are committed to implementing a state of the art indirect tax system, the Goods and Services Tax, from April 1, 2016 - Finance Minister
Landmark Service Tax Judgment - Beauty Treatment Services

Case Laws Related

  • STO 2008 CESTAT 541
  • Service Tax: Activity of laser treatment for curing physical disorders/deformities and for removal of facial and body hairs: Beauty treatment service: Scope and liability: Appellate authority had given a detailed and reasoned findings, which cannot be faulted upon. Taking note of Board Circular B/11/1/2002-TRU dated 01.8.2002 which clarify that – “beauty treatment services covers the beauty treatment such as facial, manicure, pedicure and other make-ups provided by beauty parlour". However, it does not include hair cutting and shaving and further it does not include physical surgery/ cosmetic surgery done to improve appearance,” The laser treatment given by the respondent is near to the cosmetic surgery treatment. Further, in view of the factual position that such treatment has to be given either by doctors or under their supervision and guidance, which does not stand reverted by the Revenue, it has to be held that the same is a cosmetic surgical services.(Para 5).

    Revenue appeal rejected.

  • STO 2007 CESTAT 70
  • Service Tax: Beauty parlour service: Sale of hair wigs and repair of wigs: Scope & liability: The assessee was not carrying on the activity of 'beauty treatment' as defined. They were only selling wigs and carrying on Electro Homeopathy consultation. The customers come back after some time for repair of wigs and such wigs were repaired. The Revenue has taken a new ground that they were carrying on hair bonding. This was not a ground originally taken in the show cause notice. The sale of wigs and repair of wigs cannot be considered to be coming within the ambit of 'beauty treatment'.(Para 4).

    Revenue appeal rejected.





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