Query – We have obtained contract from a company for running two canteens. We prepare food and serve to employees of company. The company has one AC canteen which is under Factories Act as company employs more than 250 employees. Company has another non AC canteen in another unit, where employees are less than 250 and is not under Factories Act.
The company is of the view that service tax is not chargeable by us to them in both the cases. However, department is taking a view that our services are 'outdoor catering services' and we are liable to pay service tax on 60% of value.