B2C OIDAR Services: Tax Payment Due Date Extended for Dec. 2016/ Jan. 2017

CBEC Extends Due Date for Service Tax Payment for Dec. 2016/ Jan. 2017 (B2C OIDAR Services

The CBEC has amended Rule 6(1) of Service Tax Rules, 1994 and has extended the Due Date to 6 March 2017 for payment of Service Tax for the months of Dec. 2016 and Jan. 2017 in respect of B2C OIDAR Services, as under:

CBEC Notification No. 6/2017 Service Tax dt. 30 Jan. 2017

G.S.R. 73(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1), read with sub-section (2) of section 94 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Service Tax Rules, 1994,namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Service Tax (Second Amendment) Rules, 2017. (2) They shall come into force on the date of publication in the Official Gazzette.

2. In the Service Tax Rules, 1994, in rule 6, in sub-rule (1), after the last proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely,-

“Provided also that in case of online information and database access or retrieval services provided or agreed to be provided by any person located in a non-taxable territory and received by non-assessee online recipient, the service tax payable for the month of December, 2016 and January, 2017, shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government by the 6th day of March, 2017.”

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide notification No. 2/94-Service Tax, dated the 28th June, 1994 vide number G.S.R. 546 (E), dated the 28th June, 1994 and last amended vide notification No. 2/2017-Service Tax, dated the 12th January, 2017 vide number G.S.R. 25(E), dated the 12th January, 2017. [F. No. 354/149/2016-TRU]

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