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Notification No. 18/2005, Dated 07 June 2005

7th June, 2005

Notification No. 18/2005-Service Tax

 In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 93 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994) (hereinafter referred to as the Finance Act), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts the taxable service provided to any person by any other person, in relation to construction of complex, referred to in sub-clause (zzzh) of clause (105) of section 65 of the Finance Act, from so much of the service tax leviable thereon under section 66 of the said Finance Act, as is in excess of the service tax calculated on a value which is equivalent to thirty-three per cent. of the gross amount charged from any person by such service provider for providing the said taxable service:

Provided that this exemption shall not apply in such cases where –

(i)        the credit of duty paid on inputs or capital goods used for providing such taxable service has been taken under the provisions of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004; or

(ii)      the service provider has availed the benefit under the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance, (Department of Revenue) No. 12/2003-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2003 [G.S.R. 503 (E), dated the 20th June, 2003]; or

(iii)     the taxable services provided are only completion and finishing services in relation to residential complex, referred to in sub-clause (b) of clause (30a) of section 65 of the Finance Act. 

Explanation.- For the purposes of this notification, the “gross amount charged” shall include the value of goods and materials supplied or provided or used for providing the said taxable service by the said service provider.


2.         This notification shall come into force on the 16th day of June, 2005.


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