1. Indian Railways: Service tax waived for online train ticket booking till December 31

Indian Railways: Service tax waived for online train ticket booking till December 31

Train tickets booked through the IRCTC website will become cheaper from tomorrow till the end of the year as the government has waived service tax to encourage cashless transactions in the wake of the demonetisation exercise.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 22, 2016 8:50 PM
Service tax will not be levied on tickets booked through the IRCTC website from November 23 to December 31, said a senior Railway Ministry official. (Reuters) Service tax will not be levied on tickets booked through the IRCTC website from November 23 to December 31, said a senior Railway Ministry official. (Reuters)

Train tickets booked through the IRCTC website will become cheaper from tomorrow till the end of the year as the government has waived service tax to encourage cashless transactions in the wake of the demonetisation exercise.

Service tax will not be levied on tickets booked through the IRCTC website from November 23 to December 31, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

Rs 20 is levied as service tax on Sleeper and Rs 40 on AC classes for booking tickets through IRCTC.

Service tax has been waived to incentivise cashless transactions through online booking, the official added.

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    Suresh
    Nov 24, 2016 at 8:21 am
    OK
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      Suresh
      Nov 24, 2016 at 8:23 am
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        PS69185@GMAIL.COM Kumar
        Nov 23, 2016 at 5:02 am
        Editor has to know difference between service charge and service tax before making such post. It is service charge and not service tax that has been waived.
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