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  • Weekly newsletter from Chairman, CBIC dated 21/09/2018Click here
  • Notifications specifying the tax collection at source (TCS) rates to be collected by e-commerce operators for inter-State and intra-State supplies issued.
  • Nomination For One-Day Training on Right To Information Act, 2005 For Group 'A' Officers Of CBIC on 08th October, 2018 at NACIN, FaridabadClick here
  • Call for nomination for Advance Licensing and Enforcement Exchange Training Program to be conducted at Foreign Services Institute, New Delhi from 29 October-02 November, 2018 Click here
  • Member Admin DO regarding Swachhata Hi Sewa (SHS) 2018 from 15.09.2018 to 02.10.2018Click here   |  Enclosures
  • Examination for confirmation of enrollment of GST practitionersEnglish   |   Hindi
  • Extension of time limit for submitting the declaration in FORM GST TRAN-1 under rule 117(1A) of the Central Goods and Service Tax Rules, 2017 in certain casesClick here
  • Guidelines for Deductions and Deposits of TDS by the DDO under GSTClick here
  • Filing single application in High Courts and Cestat in order to complete withdrawal of identified cases by 30.09.18Click here
  • Circular No.64/38/2018-GST, dated 14.09.2018 modifying Circular Nos. 41 and 49 of 2018 issuedClick here
  • Swachhta Hi Sewa(SHS)2018" from 15.09.2018 to 2.10.2018-reg.Click here
  • Clarification regarding processing of refund claims filed by UIN entitlesClick here
  • CGST Rules, 2017 as amended upto 13.09.2018 have been uploaded
  • Notifications issued to bring provisions related to TDS and TCS into force w.e.f 01st October, 2018; and to amend CGST Rules, 2017
  • Clarification regarding reporting of DR quota vacancies in CBIC for the year 2018.Click here
  • CGST Rules, 2017 as amended upto 10.09.2018 have been uploaded.
  • Notifications issued for extending the due dates for filing of FORM GSTR - 1 for all taxpayers and FORM GSTR-3B for specified classes of taxpayers; and for making amendments to the CGST Rules, 2018.Click here
  • Swachhta Uday Booklet is available now.Click here
  • The GST Templates for Part-III (Anti-evasion) and Part-V (Adjudication, Call Book, Refunds, Provisional Assessments, Miscellaneous) of MPRs have been hosted on the DDM website. GST Commissionerates are required to upload data in the said MPRs from July, 2017 onwards at the earliest.
  • Notifications issued for extending the due dates for filing of FORM GST ITC-04 andFORM GST ITC-01 for specified classes of taxpayers; waiving of late fees for specified classes of taxpayers; and for making amendments to the CGST Rules, 2018
  • Updated version of GST Concept and Status and PPT on GST - An Update as on 01/09/2018 have been uploaded
  • Supply and Installation of One Ultra Short Throw Projector in NACIN, CochinClick here
  • e-Tender notice for Vehicle Tender for NACIN, ChennaiClick here
  • Chairman newsletter dated 14.09.2018
  • Details of Prospective Trainings by NACIN and its ZTIs & RTIs in September, 2018 .Click here
  • Furnishing of compliance report in respect of AGT 2018 in the grade DC/AC.Click here
  • OM dated 28.08.2018 regarding AISL of Administrative Officers (Cx & Dte.) for the period 01.01.2009 to 30.06.2014Click here
  • The Templates (MPRs) for Withdrawal of Departmental Appeals (DJC-GST-A, DJC-GST-B, DJC-GST-C, DJC-GST-X and DJC-GST-M) has been hosted on DDM website. Central Excise & GST Commissionerates as well as Customs Commissionerates are required to upload the Withdrawal of Departmental Appeals data.
  • Notifications issued to extend the due dates for filing of FORM GSTR-3B and FORM GSTR-1 for registered persons in Kerala and persons having principal place of business in Kodagu or Mahe
  • Inviting Nominations for 1 day Training Workshop on " Welfare measures and incentives provided for SC/ST Officers" on 31st August 2018 at Centre of Excellence, New Delhi Click here
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5.Challenges Before the Service Tax Administration in India.

            Service tax administration in India has before it multi-dimensional challenges. Some of them are related to the very nature and growth of service sector in the economy and others relate to procedural aspects of the service tax collection.

            The growth of service sector at a high rate offers opportunities as well as challenges to bring under the tax net hitherto uncovered services. This offers tremendous revenue potential to the Government. It is expected that in due course Service Tax would reduce the tax burden on international trade (Customs duty) and domestic manufacturing sector (Excise duty). So a planned growth of service tax would be commensurate with the goals of economic liberalization and globalization. This process requires levy of taxes on new services without substantial rise in the rate or cost of collection.

          The proposed Goods and Service Tax is a part of the tax reforms that centre around evolving an efficient and harmonized consumption tax system in the country. Presently, there are parallel systems of indirect taxation at the Central and State level. The existing Service Tax System poses an imminent challenge, to reform its synergies, to eventually harmonize itself in the GST regime, as and when it is rolled out. Successful integration of goods and service tax would give India a world-class tax system and will bring in improved tax collection. In a way, it will boost our economy and enable us to compete at the global front. As a result, our system will eventually match the international standard in the sphere of indirect taxation. It will also end the long standing distortions of differential treatments to the manufacturing and service sectors. The effort to prepare for a smooth integration with the GST without any hardship to public is a big challenge that needs to be handled at the field as well policy level.

The Department has taken several steps to upgrade the skill of the officers handling Service Tax and equip them with necessary expertise. Training programmes on the issues related to Service Tax are regularly conducted for the Departmental officers. A Manual for scrutiny of Service Tax Returns has been prepared by the CBEC to enable the Departmental officers to carry out the scrutiny of Service Tax returns in a methodical and systematic manner. At the same time, the Govt. has also taken several facilitation measures for the tax payers. To enable them to understand the basic issues related to Service Tax, a booklet on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Service Tax has been published and the FAQ has also been put up on the Departmental website. A comprehensive guide titled "Taxation of Services: An education guide" is also available on the website which covers the Negative lists and other changes w.e.f 01-07-2012. Open House sessions, Seminars etc. are also organized by the field formations to help the assesses and solve their problems.