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NEW SERVICE TAX RATE CHART FOR FY 2016-17 with SERVICE TAX RATE 15% from 1st June 2016

New Service Tax Chart with Service Tax Rate of  15%

Service tax rate increased from 14.5% to 15%  (increase by way of levying Krishi Kalyan Cess at 0.5% ). The Said change will be effective from 1st June, 2016.

Service Tax Basic Rate -14 %

Swachh Bharat Cess –  0.5 % w.e.f. from 15/11/2015

Krishi Kalyan Cess -0.5% w.e.f from 01/06/2016

Total Service Tax Rate 15%

SERVICE TAX RATE CHART FOR FY 2016-17 WITH NEW SERVICE TAX RATE 15%:(APPLICABLE FROM 1/6/2016- WITH KRISHI KALYAN CESS)

Service provided Amount( 1) Abatement rate or Exemption rate( 2) Value after abatement( 3=1-2) Service tax payable(3*15%) Effective rate to be charged on bill*( 4) =15%-abatement rate Conditions to be followed to claim abatement or exemption
Tour operator service  
Accommodation booking 10,000 90% 1000 150 1.50% No cenvat credit for input, input services or capital goods.Invoice includes amount of accommodation.
tour (other than above) * 10,000 70% 3000 450 4.50% No cenvat credit for input, input services or capital goods.
Transport of goods by rail by person other than Indian railway 10.000 60% 4000 600 6% No cenvat credit for input, capital goods. cenvat credit on input services are available*
Financial lease service 10,000 90% 1000 150 1.5% Nil
Transport of goods by rail service by Indian railway

(exempt details)

10,000 70% 3000 450 4.5% cenvat credit of input services are available*
Transport of passenger by rail

(exempt details)

10,000 70% 3000 450 4.5% cenvat credit of input services are available*
Transport of passenger by air in economy class 10,000 60% 4000 600 6% Nil
Hotel service (club, pundal, shamiana)with supply of food 10,000 30% 7000 1050 10.50% Cenvat credit of goods ( goods 1 to 22 classified under cenvat credit act, 1985 has not been taken)
Renting of immovable property (Hotel, guest house or residential house) 10,000 40% 6000 900 9.00% Cenvat credit for input and capital goods has not been taken
Good transport agency services( Other than household goods)

(exempt details)

10,000 70% 3000 450 4.50% Cenvat credit for input, input services and capital goods has not been taken
Chit fund services 10,000 30% 7000 1050 10.50% Cenvat credit for input, input service and capital goods are not available
Renting of motor vehicle designed to carry passengers 10,000 60% 4000 600 6.00% Same as above
Transport of goods in vessel 10,000 70% 3000 450 4.5% cenvat credit for input, capital goods are not available. Cenvat credit on input service is avaialble*
Consturction service  
For all cases availing composition scheme* 10,000 70% 3000 450 4.5% Cenvat credit for input used for provision of service has not been taken and value of land is included in the amount charged
Transport of used household goods by GTA* 10,000 60% 4000 600 6.00%* cenvat credit on input, input services and capital goods are not available.

Note: Service tax rate 14.5% is applicable for period during 1/4/2016 to 31/5/2016. Refer point of taxation article for further clarification. In above chart, replace 15% with 14.5% in above chart to calculate old rate.

HOW TO USE EFFECTIVE RATE:

Please note that effective rate is for easy calculation. You can use effective rate direct on amount (column 1)- bill charged. So service tax payable is column 1 * column 4.

ABATEMENT IN SERVICE TAX:

Abatement is partial exemption from service tax. There are different rates of abatement for different services.

HOW ABATEMENT REDUCES AMOUNT OF  SERVICE TAX PAYABLE?

Taking one example, suppose Mr. Kapil provided taxable services worth Rs. 400000 to Mr. Rahim. Service tax rate is 14% but abatement available is 70%.

So we will calculate service tax payable by following method:

Value of service provided = 4,00,000

Value after availing abatement = 4,00,000- 70% = 120000

Service tax payable = 120000*15% = 18000

Conditions: No cenvat credit has been availed.

EXEMPTION:

Under notification no. 26/2012, many services are fully exempt under exemption from mega notification and negative list of services.

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Remember that no service tax is payable when service is fully exempt.

Availment of abatement is optional:

It is not compulsory to avail abatement. service provider can pay service tax on full amount. The rate will be 12.36% of value that time.

Small service provider exemption:

You can avail small service provider exemption if your yearly turnover of taxable service is less than Rs. 10 Lakhs. For more details. Read the article – small service provider exemption.

REVERSE CHARGE MECHANISM CHART:

Under reverse charge mechanism, service tax is paid full or partially by service receiver. To know more about reverse charge mechanism, read following post

Service tax under reverse charge mechanism

Service Service receiver Service provider
Insurance agent services 15% 0%
Sponsor ship services 15% 0%
Legal service 15% 0%
Director’s service 15% 0%
Any services by government* 15% 0%
Supply of manpower 15%* 0%
Renting of motor vehicle (If service provider is availed abatement)  6%  0%
Renting of motor vehicle (if service provider is not availed abatement) 7.5% 7.5%
Import of service 15% 0%
RATE OF  SERVICE TAX  ON WORK CONTRACT:
Service Service receiver Service provider
When there is no reverse charge and no composition scheme applicable 0% 15%
When there is reverse charge applicable and no composition scheme applicable 7.5% 7.5%
When there is no reverse charge applicable and composition scheme applicable
Original work (construction, erection, commissioning etc.) 0% 6%
Maintenance, restoration, repair of goods 0% 10.50%
Other work contract including repair, maintenance, plastering of immovable property 0% 10.50%
When there is reverse charge and compositionscheme applicable
Original work 3% 3%
Maintenance work, restoration of goods 5.25% 5.25%
Other work contract 5.25% 5.25%

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