Adjustment of Service Input Credit towards Tax Liability

Under Service Tax rules Service Tax is payable monthly or quarterly depending on the Taxable Person.

If you’re a individual, proprietary firm and partnership firm, service tax is payable Quarterly and for Others (Pvt Ltd /Public Company etc.) service tax is payable Monthly. Hence the service Input Credit Adjustment entry is recorded at the end of every month or Quarter depending on the type of taxable person.

For the payment of Service Tax, Input Credit will be adjusted towards the Tax Payable to arrive at the Net Tax Payable to the Government.

In Tally.ERP 9, Service Input Credit adjustment can be recorded using the Journal Voucher with Input Credit Adjustments flag.

The transaction can be recorded using the S: Service Tax Helper bottun.

Example: On 31-7-2012 ABC Company adjusted

Tax Liability of tax bill Sale/8-1 dated 24-7-2012 - Service Tax Rs.15,000, Education Cess Rs.300 and Secondary Education Cess Rs. 150 towards Input Credit available against the bill Purc/4-1/1.

 

Input Credit of tax available against the bill Purc/4-1/1 (dated 9-7-2012) is

 

Service Tax Rs. 18,000, Education Cess Rs. 360 and Secondary Education Cess Rs. 180

Record the transaction in Journal Voucher (Manually)

To Adjust input credit towards the Tax Liability, create the Voucher Class in Journal Voucher. To create Voucher Class refer to - Create the Voucher Class in Journal Voucher

Go to Gateway of Tally > Accounting Vouchers > F7: Journal

  1. In Change Voucher Type screen, in Class field select Service Tax Adjustments

  2. Press F2 and change the date to 31-07-2012

  3. In Used for field select Input Credit Adjustments flag

  1. In Debit field select Service Tax Ledger - Service Tax @ 12% (to adjust the Output Service Tax on services sold)

  2. In Service Tax Details screen

  3. In Type of Ref field select Agst Ref

  4. In Name field select Sale/8-1 dated 24-7-2012 from Pending Tax bills

  5. Based on the tax bill selected Category will be defaulted to Taxable Service and Amount to Rs. 15,000

  1. In Debit field select Education Cess Ledger - Education Cess @ 2% (to adjust the Output Education Cess on services sold)

  2. In Service Tax Details screen

  3. In Type of Ref field select Agst Ref

  4. In Name field select Sale/8-1 dated 24-7-2012 from Pending Tax bills

  5. Based on the tax bill selected Category will be defaulted to Taxable Service and Amount to Rs. 300

  1. In Debit field select Secondary Education Cess Ledger - Secondary Education Cess @ 1% (to adjust the Output Secondary Education Cess on services sold)

  2. In Service Tax Details screen

  3. In Type of Ref field select Agst Ref

  4. In Name field select Sale/8-1 dated 24-7-2012 from Pending Tax bills

  5. Based on the tax bill selected Category will be defaulted to Taxable Service and Amount to Rs. 150

  1. In Credit field select Service Tax Ledger - Service Tax @ 12% (to adjust Input Credit of Service Tax paid on services purchased)

  2. In Service Tax Details screen

  3. In Type of Ref field select Agst Ref

  4. In Name field select Purc/4-1/1 dated 9-7-2012 from Pending Tax bills

  5. Based on the tax bill selected Category will be defaulted to Taxable Service and Amount to Rs. 18,000. Change the amount to Rs. 15,000

  1. In Credit field select Education Cess Ledger - Education Cess @ 2% (to adjust Input Credit of education cess paid on services purchased)

  2. In Service Tax Details screen

  3. In Type of Ref field select Agst Ref

  4. In Name field select Purc/4-1/1 dated 9-7-2012 from Pending Tax bills

  5. Based on the tax bill selected Category will be defaulted to Taxable Service and Amount to Rs. 360. Change the amount to Rs. 300

  1. In Credit field select secondary education cess ledger - Secondary Education Cess @ 1% (to adjust Input Credit of secondary education cess paid on services purchased)

  2. In Service Tax Details screen

  3. In Type of Ref field select Agst Ref

  4. In Name field select Purc/4-1/1 dated 9-7-2012 from Pending Tax bills

  5. Based on the tax bill selected Category will be defaulted to Taxable Service and Amount to Rs. 180. Change the amount to Rs. 150

  1. In the Voucher Creation screen, set the option Provide Details to Yes and in the Service Tax Payment Details sub-screen specify the period for which the Input Credit is being adjusted

The completed Journal Voucher is displayed as shown:

  1. Press Enter to Accept and save.

Recording the transaction in Journal Voucher (using Service Tax Helper)

The same transaction can also be recorded the Service Tax Helper (Alt+S) button.

Go to Gateway of Tally > Accounting Vouchers > F7: Journal

  1. In Change Voucher Type screen, in Class field select Service Tax Adjustments

  2. Press F2 and change the date to 31-07-2012

  3. In Used for field select Input Credit Adjustments flag

  4. Click S: Service Tax Helper button or press Alt+S, the Service Tax Adjustment screen will appear

In this screen,

The helper will automatically adjust the available credit in the mention period and will adjust it towards the Service Tax Payable amount.

The completed Journal voucher is shown below:

Adjusting Service Tax and Excise Input Credit towards Service Tax Payable (using Service Tax Helper)

Create the Voucher Class in Journal Voucher as shown earlier to adjust input credit towards the Tax Liability, and record the Transaction in the Journal Voucher.

To record an adjustment transaction in Journal Voucher (using Service Tax Helper):

Go to Gateway of Tally > Accounting Vouchers > F7: Journal

  1. In Change Voucher Type screen, in the Class field, select Service Tax Adjustments

  2. Press F2 and change the date as required

  3. In Used for field, select Input Credit Adjustments from the Service Tax Adjustments list

  4. Click S: Service Tax Helper button or press Alt+S, the Service Tax Adjustment screen will appear

In this screen,

The helper will automatically compute the tax payable for the mentioned period and adjust it towards the available CENVAT and Service Tax Input Credit.

The completed Journal voucher is shown below:

 


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