INCREASE OF SERVICE TAX BY 0.50% FROM 01-06-2016 “KRISHI KALYAN CESS” – ADDITIONAL BURDEN!!!
As per Chapter VI of the Finance Act, 2016 the Government of India has introduced additional levy of “Krishi Kalyan Cess” at 0.50% on taxable services effective June 1, 2016.
Hence please be informed that an additional 0.5% will be added as a separate line item as part of Taxes from 1st June’16 onwards.
As per this notification, even the outstanding bill amount after 1st June will be subjected to Krishi Kalyan cess of 0.5%.
GOOGLE TAX ON ONLINE ADVERTISEMENTS FROM TODAY -01-06-2016
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified rules regarding equalisation levy, a tax which will be levied on income arising to companies like Google, Facebook, for providing services like online advertisements to professionals and businessmen of India.
- The rule comes into effect from June 1. Also known as “Google tax”, equalisation levy was announced by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in this year’s Budget.
- As per the Finance Bill 2016, a person making payment to any non-resident (who doesn’t have a permanent establishment in India) exceeding Rs 1 lakh in a year will have to deduct tax at the rate of 6 per cent from gross amount paid, as equalisation levy. So, equalization levy will have to be deducted by the person or business availing the services from these companies and deposit the tax collected to authorized banks.
- Experts feel that this levy will impact small and medium size businesses in India as companies like Google and Facebook enjoy strong presence in the online advertisement space and are unlikely to take hit on their revenues. “This may impact small and medium enterprises because of the dominance Google and Facebook in the online advertisement space
- The Committee on Taxation of E-commerce, set up by the CBDT had submitted its report to government in February which had suggested an equalization levy of 6-8 per cent on amount paid to non-residents by resident Indian for specified services.