whether Service tax should be charged penalty for late payment ?
In case of service tax if you are not able to file return on time then penalty will be charged as per Section 70 Rull 7C panely for late filing of service tax return is First 15 days. RS. 500 Upto 30 days RS. 500 + RS 1000 More then 30 days. Rs. 500 + RS.1000 + Rs. 100 for every day after 30 days Maximum panely cannot exceed RS. 20000 Last date of filing of return is 25th of every succeeding month after 6 month that is 25 Oct. And 25 April In case of payment of service tax interest is charged on late payment of service tax. Due date of payment of service tax is 6th of every month succeeding the month of providing service. As per Section 75 of Service tax rule 1994 Rate of interest is different for Small scale service provider and for others For Small Scale service provider. Up to 6 months. 15%pa More then 6 months but. 21%pa Up to 1 year. More then one year. 27% PA For other Up to 6 months 18% More then 6 months but up to 1 year 24% PA More then 1 year 30% pa