What is R & D Cess
It is a tax payable on import of technology.
If technology is imported, we have to pay technical fees/consultancy/ royalty or know-how. On this R & D cess is payable at 5%
Treatment of R & D cess in service tax
In service tax, if we are using such technology for providing service then we can reduce this cess while calculating service tax payable
Though it is called exemption, it is actually in nature of deduction.
Conditions to be fulfilled to claim deduction
- It should be paid before the date of service.
- Maximum period os 6 months from date of invoice
- Necessary records to be maintained to establish link between invoice date and cess payment
- Note:- In case of associated enterprise, we consider date of credit in books and not invoice date
[Notification No. 14/2012-S.T, dated 17.03.2012]