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The Service Tax (Publication of Names) Rules, 2008

Short title and commencement

  • These rules may be called the Service Tax (Advance Rulings) Rules, 2003.
  • They extend to the whole of India, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.


  • "Act" means the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994).
  • "Authority"means the Authority for Advance Rulings (Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax) constituted under section 28F of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962);
  • "Form - Application for Advance Ruling (Service Tax)"means the form annexed to these rules
  • Words and expressions used and not defined herein but defined in the Act shall have the meanings respectively, assigned, to them in the Act.

Form and manner of application

the verification contained therein and all relevant documents accompanying such application shall be signed:-

  • in the case of a Hindu undivided family, by the Karta of that family and, where the Karta is absent from India or is mentally incapacitated from attending to his affairs, by any other adult member of that family
  • in the case of a company or local authority, by the principal officer thereof authorized by the company or the local authority, as the case may be, for such purpose.


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