2. Definitions

In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, -

(a) “Act” means the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994);

(b) “aggregate value of taxable service” means the sum total of first consecutive payments received during a financial year towards the gross amount, as prescribed under section 67 of the Act, charged by the service provider towards taxable services but does not include payments received towards such gross amount which are exempt from the whole of service tax leviable thereon under section 66 of the Act under any notification other than Notification No. 6/2005-Service Tax, dated the 1st March, 2005 [G.S.R. 140 (E), dated the 1st March, 2005];

(c) “input service distributor” shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (m) of rule 2 of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004.