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Exempts the taxable service pertaining to sub-clause (zzb) and (zzp) of clause (105) of section 65 of the Finance Act. , Service Tax Notification No 18/2009 (ST), 07-07-2009


Date: 07-07-2009
Notification No: Service Tax Notification No 18/2009 (ST)
Issuing Authority: Service Tax  
Type: Notification
File No: 341/15/2007-TRU
Subject: Exempts the taxable service pertaining to sub-clause (zzb) and (zzp) of clause (105) of section 65 of the Finance Act.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Revenue)

Notification  No.18/2009 – Service Tax

New Delhi, the 7th July, 2009

G.S.R. (E).- 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 said Act), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it

is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts the taxable service received by an exporter of goods (hereinafter referred to as the exporter) and used for export of goods (hereinafter referred to as the said goods), of the description specified in column (3) of the Table below (hereinafter referred to as the specified service), pertaining to sub-clauses of clause (105) of section 65 of the said Act specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said Table, from the whole of the service tax leviable thereon under section 66 and section 66A of the said Act, subject to the conditions specified in column (4) of the said Table, namely:-

Table

Serial No.    Sub-clause    Description of the taxable service    Conditions
(1)    (2)    (3)    (4)
1. (zzp)  Service provided to an exporter for transport of the said goods by road from any container freight station or inland container depot to the port or airport, as the case may be, from where the goods are exported; or

Service provided to an exporter in relation to transport of said goods by road directly from their place of removal, to an inland container depot, a container freight station,
a port or airport, as the case may be, from where the goods are exported.
The exporter shall have to produce the consignment note, by whatever name called, issued in his name.
2. (zzb) Service provided by a commission agent located outside India and engaged under a contract or agreement or any other document by the exporter in India, to act on behalf of the exporter, to cause sale of goods exported by him. (1)The exporter shall declare the amount of commission paid or payable to the commission agent in the shipping bill or bill of export, as the case may be.

in the shipping bill or bill of export, as the case may be.
(2) The exemption shall be

limited to one per cent of the free on board value of export goods for which the said service has been used.
(3) The exemption shall not be available on the export of canalised item, project export, or export financed under lines of credit extended by Government of India or EXIM Bank, or export made by Indian partner in a company with equity participation in an overseas joint venture or wholly owned subsidiary.
(4) The exporter shall submit with the half yearly return after certification of the same as specified in clause (g) of the proviso-
(i) the original documents showing actual payment of commission to the commission agent; and
(ii) a copy of the agreement or contract entered into between the commission agent located outside India and the exporter in relation to sale of export goods, outside India:


Provided that-

(a) the exemption shall be available to an exporter who,-

(i) informs the Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise or the Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise, as the case may be, having jurisdiction over the factory or the regional office or the head office, as the case may be, in Form EXP1, before availing the said exemption;
(ii) is registered with an export promotion council sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce or the

Ministry of Textiles, as the case may be;

(iii) is a holder of Import-Export Code Number;

(iv) is registered under section 69 of the said Act;

(v) is liable to pay service tax under sub-section (2) of section 68 of said Act, read with sub- clause (iv) or sub-clause (v) of clause (d) of sub-rule (1) of rule 2 of the Service Tax Rules,1994, for the specified service;
(b) the invoice, bill or challan, or any other document issued by the service provider to the exporter, on

which the exporter intend to avail exemption, shall be issued in the name of the exporter, showing that the exporter is liable to pay the service tax in terms of item (v) of clause (a);
(c) the exporter availing the exemption shall file the return in Form EXP2 every six months of the financial year, within fifteen days of the completion of the said six months;
(d) the exporter shall submit with the half yearly return, after certification, the documents in original

specified in clause (b) and the certified copies of the documents specified in column (4) of the said Table;

(e) the documents enclosed with the return shall contain a certification from the exporter or the authorised person, to the effect that taxable service to which the document pertains, has been received and used for export of goods by mentioning the specific shipping bill number on the said document.
(f) where the exporter is a proprietorship concern or partnership firm, the documents enclosed with the

return shall be certified by the exporter himself and where the exporter is a limited company, the documents enclosed with the return shall be certified by the person authorised by the Board of Directors;
(g) where the amount of service tax in respect of the service specified against serial No. 2 of the Table

exceeds one per cent. of the free on board value of the export then, the amount in excess of the said one per cent. shall be paid within the period specified under rule 6 of the Service Tax Rules, 1994;

[F.No.341/15/2007-TRU]
(Prashant Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Form- EXP1
[see Paragraph (a)(i)]

S.No----------------------

To,

(to be filled in by the office of jurisdictional
Assistant / Deputy Commissioner)


The Deputy Commissioner /Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise

Sir,

I/We intend to avail the exemption from service tax under Notification No.18/2009-ST, dated……………in respect of services for transport of said goods by road or services provided by a commission agent located outside India, which have been used for export of goods and the relevant particulars are as follows.
1. Name of the exporter.

2. Service Tax Registration No.

3. Division ……… Commissionerate ……………

4 Membership No. the Export Council

5 Name of the Export Council

6. Address of the registered / head office of exporter:

7. Tel. No. and e-mail ID of the exporter……..:

8. Import -Export Code No…………..

9. Details of Bank Account (Name of Bank, branch address and account number)

I/we undertake that I/we shall comply with the conditions laid down in the said notification and in case of any change in aforementioned particulars, I/We shall intimate the same.
Date:

Place: Signature and full address of Exporter

(Affix stamp)

Receipt (to be given by office of Assistant Commissioner/ Deputy Commissioner having jurisdiction)

Received Form EXP1 dated --/--/-- submitted by _____ _( name of the exporter). The said intimation is accepted and given acknowledgment No. ( S. No. Above)
For Assistant, / Deputy Commissioner

(Stamp)

Form- EXP2
[see Paragraph (c))]

To,

The Deputy Commissioner /Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise

Sir,

I/We have availed exemption of service tax under Notification No.18/2009-ST. dated 7th July, 2009

in respect of services, namely, the services provided for transport of said goods by road services provided

by a commission agent, located outside India and have used the same for export of goods during the period from …… to….. .. and the relevant particulars are as follows.


1. Name of the exporter.

2. Address of the registered / head office of exporter

3. Tel. No. and e-mail ID of the exporter……..:

4. Service Tax Registration No.

5. Division ……… Commissionerate ……………

6. Membership No. Of the Export Council

7. Import Export Code No…………..

8. Name of the Export Council

9. Details of Bank Account (Name of Bank, branch address and account number)

Table-A

SL NO   Details of goods exported (on which exemption of service tax availed) during the six months ending on…………………………..
Details of Shipping Bill/ Bill of export (Please enclose self attested copy of Shipping Bill or Bill of Export) and Details of goods exported (in case of exports of more than one commodity, please fill in the proforma, commodity-wise)
No Date Date of Let export order Export invoice no Date Description of goods exported Quantity

(please mention the unit)
FOB value

(in rupees in lakh)
         

Table-‘B’

Details of specified services used for export of goods, covered under Details of   Total amount
the Shipping Bill or Bill of Export mentioned in Table ‘A’’ in respect of which the exemption has been availed during the six months ending on………………………….. Documents attached showing the use of such services for export, the details of which are mentioned in Table ‘A’
(self attested)
of service tax claimed as exemption
(rupees in

lakhs)
Name of service provid er Address of service provider Invoice no Date Description of specified service

Classificatio n under the Finance Act,

1994
   
                 

9. Declaration:-

I / We hereby declare that-

(i) I have complied with all the conditions mentioned in notification No18/09-ST, dated 7th July, 2009;

(ii) the information given in this application form is true, correct and complete in every respect and that I

am authorised to sign on behalf of the exporter;

(iii) no CENVAT credit of service tax paid on the specified services used for export of said goods taken under the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004;
(iv) I / we, am/ are enclosing all the required documents.

Further, I understand that failure to file the return within stipulated time or non-enclosure of the required document, duly certified, would debar me/us for the refund claimed aforesaid.
Date:

Place: Signature and full address of Exporter

(Affix stamp)

Enclosures: as above

 

       


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