Ref: Circular No. 108/02/2009/ST

What is the procedure to claim the Service Tax already paid during 2006 & 2007 under Section 65(105)(zzzh) , as there is a rule for claiming refund, only before 1 year from the payment of tax ? Builders were served notice to pay the service tax in the year 2005 by the Service Tax Dept.,
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  • As I understand it, service tax is collected from builder/developer. So refund will only be made to the builder. Service tax is collected at zonal commissionerate.

    You can try to figure out first whether your builder did indeed pay the tax in said time and then later also can try to find out whether any refund has been made to him by filing RTI to CPIO http://www.cbec.gov.in/info-act/cpio-capio/pune.htm

    HTH
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