The Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), Delhi bench has held that the GTA services provided to the registered factories shall be subject to service tax under the reverse charge mechanism (RCM). The department passed an order against the appellants for the GTA services provided by them to the proprietorship concern on the ground that the persons to whom GTA service was provided by the appellant were proprietorship concerns, Reverse Charge Mechanism is not applicable to them and the appellant is liable to pay service tax. The appellant submitted that such proprietorship concerns are the factories registered under the Factories Act\/ Rules and therefore as per section 68(2) of the Act r\/w Notification 30\/2012-ST dated 20.6.2012, the total service tax was payable by the recipient of the GTA services, who made payment of freight to them. While allowing the appeal, Judicial Member Mr. Ajay Sharma held that the certificates, issued by the respective State Governments, to the effect that the said proprietary concerns are registered as Factories have also been submitted by the Appellant before the authorities concerned and before me as well. \u201cA perusal of the same will lead to inevitable conclusion that the proprietary concern to whom GTA services were provided by the appellant, were authorized dealers of Piggio Auto and were registered as factories therefore in view of Section 68(2) ibid read with Notification (supra) those they are liable to pay service tax under reverse charge mechanism. Therefore the demand for the period April, 2016 to June, 2017 is also liable to be set aside. Although the appellant has also raised the issue of threshold exemption under notification no.33\/2012-ST dated 20.62012 but as I have already held that since those proprietary concerned have been registered as factories, they are liable to pay service tax under reverse charge mechanism, therefore I am not deciding the issue of threshold exemption,\u201d the Tribunal said. Support our journalism by subscribing to Taxscan AdFree. Follow us on Telegram for quick updates.