22 August, 2014

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Service Tax Exemption for Specified Religious Pilgrimage Services

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 makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No.25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide  number G.S.R. 467 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012, namely:-

In the said notification,­­–

(i)  in the opening paragraph, after entry 5,the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

“5A. Services by a specified organisation in respect of a religious pilgrimage facilitated by the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India, under bilateral arrangement;”;

(ii)  in paragraph 2 relating to definitions, after clause (zf),the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-

‘(zfa) “specified organisation” shall mean,-

      (a) Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited, a Government of Uttarakhand Undertaking; or

      (b) ‘Committee’ or ‘State Committee’ as defined in section 2 of the Haj Committee Act, 2002 (35 of 2002);’.

Notification No.17/2014 - Service Tax  - 20th August, 2014




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