CLARIFICATION REGARDING THE SERVICE TAX ON SERVICES BY WAY OF TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS BY RAIL/VESSEL FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRANSPORTATION OF MILK


Dated 12th July 2013

Government of India, Ministry of Finance, CBEC vide its Circular No.167/2 /2013 – ST dated 1st January, 2013 clarified that:

Representation has been received from the Indian Railways seeking clarification as to whether service by way of transportation of milk by rail is covered by Notification No.25/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012, serial number 20(i).

2.         The representation has been examined. The expression ‘foodstuff’ appearing in Notification No.25/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012, serial number 20(i) includes milk. Therefore, it is clarified that the service by way of transportation of milk by rail or a vessel from one place in India to another, is covered by the Notification No.25/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012.

3.         Trade Notice/Public Notice may be issued to the field formations and tax payers.

SOURCE: GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF FINANCE

 

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