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

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New Delhi | Published: November 22, 2016 8:50:17 PM

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. (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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