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Overview

Service tax is a tax levied on the transaction of certain services specified by the Government of India.


What are the rules for charging Service Tax?

When the seller is based in India and the buyer (receiving business/end-consumer) is:

  • In India: Service Tax is to be charged.
  • In another country: No Service Tax is to be charged.

When the seller is based outside India and the buyer is:

  • In India and has a valid Service Tax ID: No Service Tax is to be charged.
  • In India but does not have a valid Service Tax ID: Service Tax is to be charged.
  • Outside India: No Service Tax is to be charged.

How does this affect me?
  • If you are based in India and Service Tax is enabled, the invoices generated for customers who are charged Service Tax will be updated to include Service Tax (14%), Swachh Bharat Cess (0.5%) and Krishi Kalyan Cess (0.5%).

  • If you are based outside India and Service Tax is enabled, the invoices generated for customers who are charged Service Tax will be updated to include Service Tax (15%).

    Optionally, if you have provided your Service Tax ID, invoices generated for customers who are charged Service Tax will be updated to include Service Tax (14%), Swachh Bharat Cess (0.5%) and Krishi Kalyan Cess (0.5%).


How do I add my Service Tax ID?

You can add your Service Tax ID after you start charging Service Tax. Learn how.

You can also add your Service Tax ID from your Control Panel by clicking the icon at the top right corner of the page and then clicking on Manage Profile. You can then enter your Service Tax ID in the provided field.