What impact will the service tax hike have on your Budget?
March, 16th 2015
The Budget has hiked the service tax rate from 12% plus cess to 14%. We calculated the impact of the hike on an average urban middle-class family spending roughly Rs 1.5 lakh on various services in a year. The figure may seem low but it could go up if the Swachh Bharat cess is also levied on service tax.
The silver lining is that electricity is not defined as a service but as goods. So there is no service tax on the power bill.