21st November, 2002
Notification No.17/2002-Service Tax
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 exempts taxable service of any description as defined in clause (90) of sub-section (1) of section 65 of the said Act provided to a developer or units of Special Economic Zone by any service provider for the purposes of development, operation and maintenance of Special Economic Zone, or for setting up Special Economic Zone unit or for manufacture of goods by the Special Economic Zone unit, from the whole of the service tax leviable thereon under section 66 of the said Act subject to the following conditions, namely:-
(i) the developer or unit of a Special Economic Zone has been granted permission or authorisation by the Development Commissioner to develop, operate and maintain or establish the unit in the Special Economic Zone; (ii) the said taxable service has been authorised to be rendered by the service provider, by a Committee headed by Chief Commissioner of Central Excise having jurisdiction over the said Special Economic Zone; (iii) the developer or unit of a Special Economic Zone, shall maintain proper account of receipt and utilisation of said taxable services, and submit quarterly statement to the Commissioner of Central Excise, having jurisdiction over the concerned Special Economic Zone, in such form, as may be specified by him from time to time.
Explanation – For the purposes of this notification "Special Economic Zone" means the Special Economic Zone as notified by the Government of India in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Ajay Kumar Prasad
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