» 0.5% Swachh Bharat cess on services from November 15
  published November 13, 2015
 1447403169Service Tax Rate Change from 14 to 14.5 w.e.f. 15th Nov 2015.pdf

In a move that will increase the cost of doing business and make eating out, paying telephone bills and air travel more expensive, the government on imposed Swachh Bharat Cess @ 0.5 per cent on all taxable services to fund the Swachh Bharat programme. The cess will be levied from November 15, taking the service tax rate from the current 14 per cent to 14.5 per cent. A note for the same has been attached herewith…

The govt also issued a press release on 12th Nov’2015 for clarifying doubts airing after issue of notification dated 6th Nov 2015 for impostion of Swachh Bharat Cess @ 0.5 per cent. The said clarification is available on following links:


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