SERVICE TAX RATE CHART FOR FY 2015-16 :w.e.f 15 Nov 2015 WITH NEW SERVICE TAX RATE 14.5%
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 provided||Amount( 1)||Abatementrate orExemption rate( 2)||Value afterabatement( 3=1-2)||Service tax payable(3*14.5%)||Effective rate to be charged on bill*( 4) =14.5%-abatement rate||Conditions to be followed to claimabatement or exemption|
|Tour operator service|
|Accommodation booking||10,000||90%||1000||145||1.45%||No cenvat credit for input, input services or capital goods.Invoice includes amount of accommodation.|
|A package tour||10,000||75%||2500||362||3.625%||No cenvat credit for input, input services or capital goods.|
|Other tours||10,000||60%||4000||580||5.8%||As above The bill includes gross amount charged for tour.|
|Financial lease service||10,000||90%||1000||145||1.45%||Nil|
|Transport of goods by rail service||10,000||70%||3000||435||4.35%||Nil|
|Transport ofpassenger by rail||10,000||70%||3000||435||4.35%||Nil|
|Transport ofpassenger by air||10,000||60%||4000||580||5.8%||Nil|
|Hotel service (club, pundal, shamiana)with supply of food||10,000||30%||7000||1015||10.15%||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||870||8.7%||Cenvat credit for input and capital goods has not been taken|
|Good transport agency services||10,000||70%||3000||435||4.35%||Cenvat credit for input, input services and capital goods has not been taken|
|Chit fund services||10,000||30%||7000||1015||10.15%||Same as above|
|Renting of motor vehicle designed to carry passengers||10,000||60%||4000||580||5.8%||Same as above|
|Transport of goods in vessel||10,000||60%||4000||580||5.8%||Same as above|
|Carpet area of unit is less than 2000 sq ft and amount charged is less than 1 crore||10,000||75%||2500||362||3.625%||Cenvat credit for input used for provision of service has not been taken and value of land is included in the amount charged|
|In all other cases||10,000||70%||3000||435||4.35%||Same as above|
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.
BASIC TERMS TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT RATE OF SERVICE TAX:
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. A provided taxable services worth Rs. 400000 to Mr. B 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*14.5% = 17400
Conditions: No cenvat credit has been availed.
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||14.5%||0%|
|Sponsor ship services||14.5%||0%|
|Support services by government||14.5%||0%|
|Supply of manpower||14.5%*||0%|
|Renting of motor vehicle (If service provider is availed abatement)||5.8%||0%|
|Renting of motor vehicle (if service provider is not availed abatement)||7.25%||7.25%|
|Import of service||14.5%||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%||14.5%|
|When there is reverse charge applicable and no composition scheme applicable||7.25%||7.25%|
|When there is no reverse charge applicable and composition scheme applicable|
|Original work (construction, erection, commissioning etc.)||0%||5.8%|
|Maintenance, restoration, repair of goods||0%||10.15%|
|Other work contract including repair, maintenance, plastering of immovable property||0%||10.15%|
|When there is reverse charge and composition scheme applicable|
|Maintenance work, restoration of goods||5.075%||5.075%|
|Other work contract||5.075%||5.075%|
The service tax rate chart for 2015-16 is updated on 15/11/2015 after applicability of swachh Bharat cess. Use this chart for transaction beginning from 15/11/15.