Rate of Service tax  is as follows

What is the Rate of Service Tax  for 2015-16 and 2016-17 - Basics


  • Section 66B , the charging section, has been amended to increase the rate of service tax from 12% to 14%.
  • (Section 153 and Section 159 provided for  Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess leviable.These have been abolished from 1.6.2015
  • Section 119 of the Finance Act, 2015 has empowered the Central Government to impose a Swachh Bharat Cess on all or any of the taxable services at a rate of 2% on the value of such taxable services. But only 0.5% has been imposed wi th efect from 16.11.2015



For the purpose of November/December 2016 exams,14.5% rate is applicable

  1. Indirect Tax
  2. Amendments Indirect Tax for 2016 2017 Exams

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