Works Contract - VAT, CST and Service Tax Issues with Special Introduction to GST

Works Contract - VAT, CST and Service Tax Issues with Special Introduction to GST


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About The Event

Taxation of works contract has posed great challenges to the taxman and the assesse. A works contract, being a composite activity of sales as well as service. VAT is payable on the goods portion and Service Tax is payable on the service portion. However, valuation of sales part and the service part has posed a number of problems to the taxman and taxpayer resulting in lots of litigation and path-breaking judicial decisions. Despite several judgments, the taxpayer continues to face numerous problems.

Astrazure’s workshop on Works Contract will be an effort to guide service providers, works contractors, EPC contractors, manufacturers and tax practitioners engaging contractor, real estate developers and other entities on issues and implications relating to VAT, CST and Service Tax on Works Contract.

Also, since the entire system of indirect taxes is going to change very soon with the arrival of GST in India, a special session on GST would be discussed to understand some of the recent developments on the biggest tax reform the country has ever seen.



Session 1: Special Session on Introduction to GST


  1. Present and Proposed scheme of Indirect Tax
  2. Features of proposed GST
  3. Features of Constitution Amendment Bill
  4. Benefits and challenges

Session 2: Issues related to Service Tax in Works Contract

  1. Applicability of Service Tax under WCT
  2. Service Tax Aspect in Real Estate Transactions
  3. Insight view in the JV & Collaboration Agreements
  4. Certain Specific Contracts and calculations of Service Tax
  5. Reverse Charge
  6. Analysis of some recent judicial pronouncements

Session3: VAT Issues of Works Contract:

  1. Definition of Works Contact Under MVAT Act/ DVAT/ Haryana VAT
  2. Provisions of MVAT Act/ DVAT Act / Haryana VAT
  3. VAT Credit
  4. The Provision of TDS
  5. Legal provisions and documentation
  6. Certain Specific Contracts and calculations of VAT ( WC )
  7. Recent Judgments & Case studies

Session 4: CST Issues of Works Contract

  1. The Interstate Works Contract
  2. The Amendment to the CST Act
  3. The billing , documentation aspects
  4. High Seas Sales
  5. Sale in Transit (E-I sale)
  6. Important Case Laws


  1. Atul Gupta - Renowned Service Tax Consultant

  2. Anshul Aggarwal - Director, BMR & Associates (Confirmation awaited...)

    *More experts joining....

For more details, please contact Biplab SenGupta on 8130826342 /Anish Garg on 9871919293 or wite to us at



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