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Service Tax Rate May 2017 CA Intermediate | CA IPCC CA Final | KKC SWC

Service Tax Rate May 2017 CA Intermediate | CA IPCC CA Final | KKC SWC

Service Tax Rate : What is the Service Tax Rate applicable for May 2017 CA Intermediate | CA IPCC and CA Final exams?. Service Tax Rate will now have 3 components. The reason for this confusion among students regarding Service Tax Rate is that, when ever a new finance budget is introduced in the parliament, it is most certain that either the existing Service Tax rate will be reduced or the Service Tax rate will be increased. 

Service Tax Rate for May 2017 CA Intermediate | CA IPCC & CA Final Exam

With effect from 1st June 2016, a new cess called Krishi Kalyan Cess has been added. Therefore, the applicable Service Tax rate for May 2017 exams is 15%.

So, the Service Tax break up is 14% ST + 0.5% SBC + 0.5% KKC.

IPCC Tax Amendments

Effective Rate of Service Tax on Various Services

Name of the ServiceTax Rate
Accommodation Booking Service1.5%
Service Tax Rate on Goods Transport by Rail4.5%
Rate of ST on Renting of Immovable Properties9%
Renting of Vehicles carrying passengers6%
Cases where the composite scheme is availed4.5%
Service Tax rate on Chit fund10.50%
Service Tax on Financial Lease Service1.5%


Income Tax amendments for Nov 2016

There are two amendments in the Income Tax portion applicable for November 2016 CA Intermediate | CA IPCC and CA Final exams.

Residential Status – Tax Amendments Nov 2016

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For Indian Citizen being a crew member of foreign bound ship leaving / coming to India the day he joins the ship and the day he leaves by signing off shall be excluded in computing the number of days he stays in India.

Transport Allowance – Tax Amendments Nov 2016

The Income Tax Department has now allowed Transport Allowance Exemption of Rs 3,200 per month to the ‘Deaf & Dumb’. Earlier this exemption was allowed to an Employee ‘who is blind or orthographically handicapped with disability of lower extremities’.

Glimpse on Service Tax Rate

Applicable Service Tax rate increased twice in 2 years Even though the service tax is levied on the service providers, the truth is that, this rate is actually borne by the customers only. There is no standard rate of Service Tax. It is different for different services.

For the past three years, we are seeing a continuing trend of increasing the rate of service tax every year. Last year, the Service Tax rate has been increased by 0.5% on the name of Swachh Bharat Cess and again this year, the service tax rate has been increased by another 0.5% on the name of Krishi Kalyan Cess.

Service Tax Rate is Important in Exams

Service Tax Rate is imp in exam calculations ipcc final

Almost all the practical questions asked in CA Intermediate | CA IPCC and CA Final exams will require students to incorporate the rate of service tax in the problem. If you entire the wrong rate of service tax, the entire problem goes wrong.

Therefore, we recommend students to remember carefully the applicable service tax rate for the Nov 2016 exam and avoid making wrong calculations.

On What amount Service Tax Rate has to be calculated Nov 2016

On What amount Service Tax Rate has to be applied

The gross amount charged by the service provider shall be the value of
(a) taxable service for the purpose of computation of Service Tax.

(b) No Service Tax is leviable if service provided is free of change.

(c) Invoice should show the amount of Service Tax separately. If not shown
separately, the gross amount may be taken to be cum-tax price or inclusive of Service Tax.

(d) Cost of goods and materials sold to customer during the course of providing
service is to be excluded from the value of service.

(e) This exclusion is allowed only if the sale and value of such goods is indicated
separately in the invoice. The assessee is expected to maintain documentary proof of the value of such goods.

(f) Further, the assessee cannot claim abatement specific to any service, under any
notification, if the above exclusion is claimed.

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