Vide Notification No. 15/2012 dated 17.03.2012, the Ministry of Finance had specified that in respect of services provided by an individual advocate to any business entity, the service-tax payable by the advocate shall be Nil and that the person receiving the service shall pay 100% of the tax. This Notification is to come into force from the date on which section 66B of the Finance Act, 1994 comes into effect. S. 66B of the Finance Act, 1994 has been inserted by clause 143 (F) of the Finance Bill 2012.
Vide Notification No. 19/2012 dated 5.6.2012, 1.7.2012 has been appointed as the date on which s. 143(F) of the Finance Act 2012 shall come into force.
The result is that Notification No. No.15/2012-Service Tax dated 17.3.2012 shall come into effect on 1.7.2012.