Seeks to amend Notification No.32/2007-ST dated 22.05.2007 so as to give an option to the provider of a works contract service to pay an amount equivalent to 4.8 per cent of the gross amount charged for the works contract instead of paying service tax at the rate specified in section 66 of the Finance Act, 1994 with effect from 1st April, 2012

Posted: 03/04/2012 in Notifications, Rules, Service Tax

Seeks to amend Notification No.32/2007-ST dated 22.05.2007 so as to give an option to the provider of a works contract service to pay an amount equivalent to 4.8 per cent of the gross amount charged for the works contract instead of paying service tax at the rate specified in section 66 of the Finance Act, 1994 with effect from 1st April, 2012.

Notification No. 10/2012 – Service Tax dated 17th March, 2012

[F.No. 334 /1 /2012- TRU]

G.S.R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 93 and 94 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Works Contract (Composition Scheme for Payment of Service Tax) Rules, 2007, namely:—

1. (1) These rules may be called the, Works Contract (Composition Scheme for Payment of Service Tax) Amendment Rules 2012.

(2) They shall come into force on the 1st day of April, 2012.

2. In the Works Contract (Composition Scheme for Payment of Service Tax) Amendment Rules, 2007, in rule 3, in sub-rule (1), for the words― “four per cent.”, the figures and words― “4.8 per cent.” shall be substituted.

Note: The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide notification Number. 32/2007 – Service Tax, dated the 22nd May, 2007, G.S.R. 378 (E), dated the 22nd May, 2007 and was last amended by notification number. 1/2011-Service Tax, dated the 1st March, 2011 vide number G.S.R. 158 (E), dated the 1st March, 2011.

Click here to download the complete text of the above Notification in PDF Format- Notification No. 10/2012-ST dated 17th March, 2012.

Source: Directorate of Service Tax.

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