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8.Future growth path for service tax in India.

            Service tax is envisaged as the tax of the future. Well synchronized taxation on manufacturing, trade (domestic & international) and service without giving rise to cascading effect of taxation would be an ideal worth pursuing in the immediate future. This would bring in VAT in its truest sense, though the ultimate objection usher in the regime of Goods and Service Tax (GST).

            Continued growth in GDP accompanied by higher rate of growth in service sector promises new & wider avenues of taxation to the Government. If the tax on services reduces the degree of intensity of taxation on manufacturing and trade without forcing the Government to compromise on the revenue needs, then one of the basic objectives of taxing the service sector would be achieved.

                       Advanced economies of Western Europe, North America and Far East have share of service sector in their GDP ranging from 60% to 80%. The growth in absolute quantum ofGDP and proportion of Service-sector in GDP holds promise for larger revenue generation without increasing the existing level of taxation

Future Course of Action

The following items of works have to be attended to urgently to improve the administration of Service Tax in the country.

1.     Service Tax collection Target (Budget estimate) of Rs.180141 crores for F.Y. 2013-14 to be exceeded.

2.      Intensify the field survey operations to ensure that all taxable service assessees are brought into the tax net and Service Tax due from them are collected without hitch.

3.      Recalcitrant/ habitual evaders of Service Tax have to be booked for appropriate action under the law. There could be no leniency in this regard.

4. Effective use of Audit and Anti-evasion as tools for ensuring the compliance on the part of the assessee and curbing the instances of irregularities and tax evasion. With the launch of ACES greater emphasis will be on training the staff in computer skills necessary to carry out effective, systematic and result oriented analysis of data available in the system to achieve greater result.

5.      Effectively implement an Electronic Tax Administration (ETA) system for service tax so that service tax could be administered as a pioneer e-tax of the country. The Directorate General of Systems & Data Management has developed a web based software named as 'AUTOMATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE AND SERVICE TAX' (ACES) which automates various processes of Central Excise & Service Tax for Assesses and Department and gives complete end to end solution. This web based software is available at 'www.aces.gov.in'

6.      Concentrate on liquidation of Service Tax arrears and issue necessary clarifications to the field officers so that arrears linked up with disputed interpretations of the provisions of the law could be easily resolved.

7.      Attend to all major court cases relating to Service Tax law for early decision.

8.    Deploy adequate staff to attend to the service tax work and provide infrastructure and conveyance to implement service tax law effectively.