The exemption from collecting Service Tax vide notification No. 25/2006 granted to Chartered Accountants for professional representation before statutory authorities has been withdrawn from 1st May 2011 vide notification No. 32/2011 dated 25th April 2011.
13th July, 2006.
Notification No. 25 / 2006-Service Tax
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 Finance Act), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts the taxable services falling under sub-clauses (s), (t) and (u) of clause (105) of section 65 of the Finance Act, provided or to be provided by a practicing chartered accountant, a practicing cost accountant and a practicing company secretary respectively, in his professional capacity, to a client, relating to representing the client before any statutory authority in the course of proceedings initiated under any law for the time being in force, by way of issue of notice, from the whole of service tax leviable thereon under section 66 of the said Finance Act.
F. No. 356/37/2006-TRU
Notification No. 32/2011 - Service Tax, dated 25-4-2011
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), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby rescinds the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No.25/2006-Service Tax, dated the 13th July, 2006, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 418(E) dated the 13th July, 2006, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such rescission.
2. This notification shall come into force on the 1st day of May, 2011.
With the amendments coming into force, exemption provided to CAs, CWAs and CSs vide notification No. 25/2006-ST, dated 13-7-2006 for similar services is being withdrawn by notification No. 32/2011-ST, dated April 25, 2011.