Preface : Service tax and excise departments are two of the most important revenue generating department for the Ministry of Finance. Be it the service sector or manufacturer of any excisable goods, every person now or then has to pay these indirect tax to the governments exchequer. Being a part of this sector ourselves and having dealt with the complexities of various nature inspired us to bring out a referencer book for catering out the requirements of the service sector as well as the manufacturing sector. This book is aimed at providing a guide on various practical issues such as accounting in case of joint charge and reverse charge mechanism, requirements for registrations etc. for the service sector and issues such as that of job worker, reversal of credit and refunds for manufacturers and exporters. We hope that our endeavor to bring out a quick guide on service tax and excise law will meet the expectations of the readers. Suggestions for further improvements are always welcome.