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Service Tax Registration

Service tax is payable by a person who is providing a service to another person for a consideration. The word service refers to the list of declared services and do not include sale of goods or immovable property.

Rs. 2000/-

Service Tax

Service Tax is the tax levied by Central Government on services provided. It is governed by Finance Act, 1994. Service Tax is an Indirect tax, service provider acts as a medium to collect tax from the receiver and remit to the government. Service Tax is now levied at 14.5%.

If you own a company that provides certain kinds of services you might have to opt for Service tax registration in Chennai.  Most of the service providing companies in India is taxable by the government.Does your company provide taxable services whose value exceeds Rs. 9 lakh? Then you definitely need to obtain a service tax registration certificate.  We understand that many companies prefer outsourcing the registration process. So if you are here looking for a Service tax consultant in Chennai  the you have definitely come to the right place.

Our consultants at Kanakkupillai will take care of your every need

  • Applying for new service tax registration certificates
  • Collecting all necessary documents from you and getting it back to you safely post registration
  • Reminding you in time for the renewal of your certificate
  • Legal assistance in case of any problems
  • Come and experience our consultant services.

When is registration compulsory

Not all service providers are required to get service tax registration, sometimes a person who is not a service provider might also be required to register under service tax

Not all service providers are required to get service tax registration, sometimes a person who is not a service provider might also be required to register under service tax

  • Service providers whose aggregate receipt form taxable services provided in a year exceeds Rs.9 lakhs.
  • Input service distributors.
  • Service provider providing services under brand name of other person.
  • Service receiver liable to pay service tax under reverse charge or partial reverse charge mechanism.

What is the time limit for registration?

Any person liable to pay service tax has to register with Superintendent of Central Excise within 30 days from the date of commencement of business

Procedure for registration
Apply in Form ST-1

Form ST-1 should be filled and submitted to Superintendent of Central Excise along with the following documents

  • PAN
  • Affidavit declaring commencement of services
  • Residence Proof
  • Passport Size Photograph of Individual, PArtners in case of firm and directors in case of Company
  • Partnership deed of the firm
  • MoA and AoA of the company

Grant of registration

  • The superintendent of Central Excise will grant a certificate of registration in form ST-2.


Are all services liable to service tax?

No. Some services are exempted through Negative List and Mega Exemption Notification. Abatements are also given for few services.

What is the consequence for non registration?

Failure of registration may attract a penalty upto Rs.10000/- or Rs. 200/- for every day during which such failure continues, whichever is higher.

Is there a provision for centralized registration?

Service providers having centralized accounting or centralized billing system who are located in one or more premises, at their option, may register such premises or office from where centralized billing or centralized accounting systems are located and thus have centralized registration.

What should be done with the Registration in case of transfer business to another person?

In the event of transfer of the business, the transferee should obtain a fresh certificate of Service Tax registration.

What should be done in case the business is stopped?

The Service Tax Registration certificate (ST-2) should be surrendered immediately to the Superintendent of Central Excise.

What should be done in case of change in the office/place of business?

Any change in premises/office, as mentioned in Form ST-1, should be intimated to jurisdictional Assistant/Deputy Commissioner Central Excise.

Is PAN allotted by the Income Tax Department a must for obtaining Service Tax registration?

Having PAN is essential because the Service Tax Code/Registration number is generated based on the PAN issued by the Income Tax Department. The PAN based Service Tax Code/Registration number is a must for payment of service tax using the G.A.R. 7 Form.

How much time is taken for the issuance of the Registration Certificate?

The Registration certificate should be issued within a period of seven days from the date of submission of application ST-1 along with all relevant details/documents. In case the registration certificate is not issued within seven days, the registration applied for is deemed to have been granted.

Why registration is necessary?

Registration is identification of an assess. Identification is necessary to deposit service tax, file returns and undertake various processes ordained by law relating to service tax.

What is to be done when a provider starts providing a taxable service which is not mentioned in the registration certificate?

In such cases, the same has to be intimated to the concerned officer within a period of 30 days from such change..

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    Online Service Tax Registration for ST1 and ST2.

  2. Gold Plan


    Online Service Tax registration with MSME/SSI registration.

  3. Platinum Plan


    Online Service Tax Registration with MSME/SSI registration and one year service tax filing.

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