Govt to Move SC on Tax Levy on Legal Services
The revenue department has decided to move the Supreme Court for transfer of petitions filed in three High Courts, which had stayed levy of service tax on legal services provided by senior advocates. It has also decided to rope in Attorney General in the case and get the stay orders vacated. The High Courts of Delhi, Gujarat and Calcutta have stayed the levy of tax on legal services. “The Chairman CBEC has directed to engage the services of the Ld Attorney General to get the stays vacated by moving...SC and requesting for aggregating the petitions filed in various courts,” said a CBEC communication.