Exemption to banks from service tax on inter-bank transactions of purchase and sale of foreign currency
Notification No.19/2009 – Service Tax– New Delhi, the 7th July, 2009
G.S.R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 93 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994) (hereinafter referred to as the Finance Act), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts the taxable service, referred to in sub-clause (zm) or (zzk), as the case may be, of clause (105) of section 65 of the Finance Act, provided to a Scheduled bank, by any other Scheduled bank, in relation to inter-bank transactions of purchase and sale of foreign currency, from the whole of the service tax leviable thereon under section 66 of the said Finance Act.
Under Secretary to the Government of India