Service Tax Registration is a tax registration required for businesses providing Taxable Services in India or receiving Services from abroad.Service Tax is an indirect tax wherein the service provider pays the tax and recovers the same from the recipient of the taxable service. But there are certain services wherein Service Tax is to be paid.by the Service Receiver i.e. in case of applicability of Reverse Charge.At present, Service Tax is levied at 15.00% on the value of the taxable service. This includes Swachh Bharat Cess @ 0.5% and Krishi Kalyan Cess @ 0.5% on the amount liable for service tax.Service Tax Registration is mandatory for every Service provider or business entity in India that has provided a taxable value of services exceeding Rs. 9 lakhs in a year, and then the person shallapply for Service Tax Registration within 30 days of value exceeding 9 lakhs.
Liability to Pay Service Tax starts as and when the value of taxable Services exceeds Rs. 10 Lakhs.in a financial year. From the next financial year the liability to pay Service begins from day one.After implementation of GST Law, Service Tax Registration shall become redundant and one has to get registered itself under GST directly.
Failure to obtain service tax registration may attract a penalty upto Rs.10,000/- or Rs. 200/- .for every day during which such failure continues, whichever is higher.