Service tax for turnover under 9 lacs

I am from mumbai , a corporate freelancer conducting trainings in ms office applications. One of my client has made it mandatory to have  service tax number for vendor registration in their company. So I had to get a service tax number even thought my turnover is less than 9 lacs. I could not refuse because they give me good business. So my Q,'s are
1) Since I have the service tax no now, should I charge the same for other clients , even though my turnover is 9 lacs?
2) If yes to Q1, what is the way out? Can I declare in the invoice for other clients that ' service tax nor charged '? OR can I start a sole proprietor ship company which will have a service tax no for that 1 client and individual trainer for other clients with whom I don't want to charge ST?
Thanks
Amardeep Varma
Asked 10 months ago in Service Tax from Mumbai, Maharashtra
Dear Amardeep,

Since, your turnover is below 10 lacs, you dont need to pay service tax.
Abhishek Dugar
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Hello Sir,

Based on the facts provided by you, my advise is as follows:

1. If you start charging one client then it is mandatory to charge all other clients (in case you dont, you shall have to pay it from your own pocket)

2. In case you want to a separate company for that one client then you shall have to form a Partnership Firm as Proprietorship and Individual is one and the same thing in the eyes of Law.

Do let us know in case you require any help.

Trust this clarifies your query. 

Feel free to call / get back in case of further clarifications. 

Thanking You. 

Regards,
Rohit R Sharma
BCOM, ACA, LLB-GEN, CERT. FAFP.
Rohit R Sharma
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Dear Amardeep,

You cant charge service tax for one client only. In that acse you have to charge to other clients also. If you want to provide the services to that cutomer via other entity, you can form a partnership firm/company
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