News Flash
  • Weekly newsletter from Chairman, CBEC dated 15/06/2018. Click here
  • Updated version of GST Concept and Status and PPT on GST - An Update as on 01/06/2018 have been uploaded.
  • Circulars clarifying miscellaneous issues related to SEZ and refund of unutilized ITC for job workers
  • Two Days' Training Programme on Free Trade Agreements for Group 'A' officers of CBIC on 28th & 29th June, 2018 at NACIN, Faridabad.Click here
  • CGST Rules, 2017 as amended upto 13.06.2018 have been uploaded
  • Notifications issued for amending the CGST Rules, 2017, and for specifying the list of goods which may be disposed off by the proper officer post seizure.
  • Renaming of Directorate General of Safeguards as Directorate General of Anti-profiteering.
  • Draft RRs for the post of Supdt CEx in Directorates under CBIC - comments from stakeholders.Click here
  • The MPR for GST-Refund (DDM-GST-1A) has been hosted on DDM website. GST Commissionerates are required to upload the GST Refund data from July, 2017 to May, 2018 at the earliest.
  • Field formations are informed that from this month onwards, DPM-CUS-13 and DPM-CUS-13A are included in the Part-V (Adjudication, Call Book, Refunds, Provisional Assessments, Miscellaneous) which is to be uploaded from April, 18 onwards.
  • Three Days’ Training on ‘DIGITAL FORENSICS’ for Group-‘A’ Officers of CBIC From 02nd July to 04th July, 2018 at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, GandhinagarClick here
  • Seniority list of Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise. For Details… Click here
  • Comments are invited for Draft Provisional Assessment regulations, 2018 on uscus4.dor@gov.in up to 15.6.18.Click here
  • FAQs on Financial Services Sector published.Click here
  • Details of Prospective Trainings By NACIN and its ZTIs & RTIs in June, 2018 .Click here
  • Notification issued for extending the due date of filing of FORM GSTR-6 for the months from July, 2017 to June, 2018.Click here
  • Clarification regarding service tax on ambulance services provided to government by private service providers.Click here
  • Clarification on refund related issues. Click here
  • Dear Taxpayer, web-help service is available now and you can get faster resolution of your query by clicking the "SELF SERVICE" option under "HELP" tab in the top right of CBIC website cbec-gst.gov.in
  • Departmental Examination for promotion of Ministerial Officers to be held from 08.08.2018 to 10.08.2018
  • Weekly newsletter from Chairman, CBEC dated 25/05/2018. Click here
  • Introduction of monetary limit at the level of Commissioner (appeals) Click here
  • Nominatioans are invited from the formations of Bengaluru Zone for the ‘Course on Drugs and Related Laws’ scheduled on 29.05.2018 and 30.05.2018 Click here
  • CBLR Written Wxamination Result held on 19.01.2018 Click here
  • Instruction regarding Suo Motu Trasfer of authorisations on behalf of Union of India by the Authorised Commissioners. Click here
  • DDM-GST-5 MPR (showing Revenue Augmentation) has been Operationalized on DDM website today. GST Commissionerates are required to start uploading the requisite data from the month of July,2017 upto April,2018 at the earliest.
  • Member (A)'s instructions regarding revision of pre-2016 Pensioners as per 7th CPC. Click here
  • One Day Workshop On " E-Way Bill Systems" for the Group 'A' Officers of CBIC on 08th June, 2018 Click here
  • Notification issued for extending the due date of filing of FORM GSTR-3B for the month of April, 2018. Click here
  • Diversion of the posts of Principal Chief Commissioners of CBEC on their promotion. Click here
  • Draft Integrated All India Seniority List of Administrative Officers of Customs for the period 01.07.2014 to 31.12.2016 Click here
  • Positive Change through Emotional Intelligence and Personality Development Click here
  • Grievance Redressal Officers (CBIC and State / UT Governments) for e-way bill system under rule 138D of Central/ State GST Rules, 2017 Click here
  • Circular on applicability of POPS to development of software and services on software issued - Click here
  • Change of Date Of "Two Days' Training Programme On Free Trade Agreement, Possible Misuse & Redressal Mechanism" from 14th & 15th May to 28th & 29th June, 2018 Click here
  • Annual General Transfer 2018 Circular Click here
  • Wider participation of citizens/public/employees is requested in taking online Integrity Pledge. For taking online Integrity Pledge please click here
  • Advisory on AIO functioning, connectivity issues for GST.-click here, TCS Escalatoin Matrix for GST Zones LAN Implementation, Wipro Handholders, HP Resident Engineers
View all
Service Tax (Compounding of Offences) Rules, 2012
[17/2012-Service Tax, dated 29-05-2012]

G.S.R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (i) of sub-section (2) of section 94 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994)(hereinafter referred to as "the Act") read with sub-section (2) of section 9A of the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944), made applicable to service tax vide section 83 of the Act, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely :

1. Short title and commencement.-

(1) These rules may be called the Service Tax (Compounding of Offences) Rules, 2012.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Definitions.-

In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Act" means Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994);

(b) "applicant" means any assessee or any other person, but shall not include officers of Central Excise appointed for exercising the powers under the Act under rule 3 of the Service Tax Rules, 1994;

(c) "compounding authority" means the Chief Commissioner of Central Excise, having jurisdiction over the place where the offence under the Act, have been or alleged to have been committed;

(d) "Excise Act" means the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944);

(e) "form" means the form appended to these rules;

(f) "reporting authority" means, the Commissioner of Central Excise or Commissioner of Service Tax, having jurisdiction over the place where the offences under the Act have been or are alleged to have been committed or any other officer as may be authorised in this regard by the Chief Commissioner of Central Excise having jurisdiction over the place where such offences under the Act, have been or are alleged to have been committed;

(g) "section" means a section of the Act; and

(h) words and expressions used in these rules and not defined but defined in the Act or Central Excise Act, 1944 shall have the respective meanings assigned to them in the Act or Central Excise Act, 1944, as the case may be.

3. Form and manner of application.-

An applicant may, either before or after the institution of prosecution, make an application under sub-section (2) of section 9A of Excise Act, made applicable to service tax vide section 83 of the Act, in the form appended to these rules, to the compounding authority to compound the offence.

Explanation.- Where an offence under the Act has been committed at more than one place falling under the jurisdiction of more than one compounding authority, then the Chief Commissioner of Central Excise having jurisdiction over such place where the amount of service tax evaded is more than the others, shall be the competent authority.

4. Procedure on receipt of application under rule 3.-

(1) On receipt of an application under rule 3, the compounding authority shall call for a report from the reporting authority with reference to the particulars furnished in the application, or any other information, which may be considered relevant for examination of such application.

(2) Such report shall be furnished by the reporting authority within a period of one month or within such extended period as may be allowed by the compounding authority, from the date of receipt of communication from the compounding authority.

(3) The compounding authority, after taking into account the contents of the said application, may, by order, either allow the application indicating the compounding amount in terms of rule 5 and grant him immunity from prosecution in terms of rule 6 or reject such application:

Provided that application shall not be rejected unless an opportunity has been given to the applicant of being heard and the grounds of such rejection are mentioned in such order:

Provided further that application shall not be allowed unless the service tax, penalty and interest liable to be paid have been paid for the case for which application has been made.

(4) A copy of every order under sub-rule (3) shall be sent to the applicant.

(5) The applicant shall, within a period of thirty days from the date of receipt of order under sub-rule (3) allowing the compounding of offences, pay the compounding amount, as ordered to be paid by the compounding authority and shall furnish the proof of such payment to the compounding authority.

(6) The compounding amount once paid shall not be refunded except in cases where the court rejects grant of immunity from prosecution.

(7) The applicant shall not claim, as of right, that his offence be compounded.

5. Fixation of the compounding amount.-

For the purpose of compounding of offences under the provisions of the Act, the compounding amount shall be as provided in the following Table, namely:-

Table

S.No.

Offence

Compounding amount

(1)

(2)

(3)

1.

Offence specified under section 89 (1)(a) of the Act

Up to fifty per cent. of the amount of service tax evasion, subject to minimum of ten per cent. of amount of tax evaded

2.

Offence specified under section 89 (1)(b) of the Act

Upto fifty per cent. of the amount of CENVAT Credit wrongly taken or utilised, subject to minimum of ten per cent. of said amount.

3.

Offence specified under section 89 (1)(c) of the Act

Rupees fifty thousand for the first offence and to be increased by hundred per cent. of this amount for each subsequent offence

4.

Offence specified under section 89 (1)(d) of the Act

Upto twenty five per cent. of the amount of service tax not deposited subject to a minimum of two per cent. for each month for which the amount has not been so deposited.

 

Provided that if a person has committed offences falling under more than one category specified above and where the amount of service tax evasion or amount of CENVAT Credit wrongly taken or utilised is the same for all such offences, the compounding amount, in such cases, shall be the amount as determined for the offence for which a higher compounding amount has been prescribed.

6. Power of compounding authority to grant immunity from prosecution. - The compounding authority, if he is satisfied that any person who has made the application for compounding of offence under these rules has co-operated in the proceedings before him and has made full and true disclosure of facts relating to the case, grant such person, subject to such conditions as he may think fit to impose, immunity from prosecution for any offence under the Act, with respect to the case covered by the compounding of offence.

7. Withdrawal of immunity from prosecution in certain conditions. - (1) An immunity granted to a person under rule 6 shall stand withdrawn if such person fails to pay any sum specified in the order of compounding passed by the compounding authority, under sub-rule (3) of rule 4 within the time specified in the order or fails to comply with any other condition subject to which the immunity was granted and thereupon the provisions of the Act, shall apply as if no such immunity had been granted.

(2) An immunity granted to a person under sub-rule (1) may, at any time, be withdrawn by the compounding authority, if he is satisfied that such person had, in the course of the compounding proceedings, concealed any material particulars, or had given false evidence, and thereupon the person may be tried for the offence with respect to which immunity was granted or for any other offence that appears to have been committed by him in connection with the compounding proceedings and, thereupon, the provisions of the Act, shall apply as if no such immunity had been granted.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

FORM
(See rule 3)
Application for Compounding of Offence

1. Full Name and permanent address of the applicant:

2. Address for communication:

3. (i) Permanent Account Number (PAN):

(ii) Service Tax Registration No:

4. Commissioner of Central Excise/Service Tax having jurisdiction over the applicant:

5. Specific provision(s) of Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994, against whose violation, prosecution is instituted or contemplated for which application of compounding is being filed:

6. Details of Adjudication Order in relation to the case for compounding:

7. Brief facts of the case and particulars of the offence (s) charged:

8. Whether Show Cause Notice issued:

9. If yes, details of service tax demanded:

10. Whether Show Cause Notice has been adjudicated:

11. If yes, adjudication details:

(a) Amount of service tax confirmed:

(b) Amount of CENVAT credit to be recovered/denied:

(c) Penalty imposed:

12. Whether this is the first offence under Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994, if not, details of previous cases:

13. Whether any proceedings for the same offence contemplated under any other law, if so, the details thereof:

Name and Signature of the applicant.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

DECLARATION

1. I shall pay the compounding amount, as may be fixed by the compounding authority under sub-rule (3) of rule 4 of the Service Tax (Compounding of Offences) Rules, 2012.

2. I understand that I shall not claim, as of right that the offence committed by me under the Act be compounded.

Name and Signature of the applicant.

VERIFICATION

I, _______ son/daughter/wife of ____________ residing at __________do solemnly declare that I am making this application in my capacity as ______ and I am competent to verify it.

That the contents of this application are true to the best of my knowledge and belief and no information relevant to the facts of the case has been suppressed. The documents accompanying the application are true copies of the originals and the tables showing financial transactions are correct and are duly attested by me.

Verified today the _____________ day of (month) __________ (year) at_________.

Name and Signature of the applicant.

Place:

Date:

-0-X-0-