List of Cesses Abolished Since 2015

GST on Transportation Services in India

S. No. Name of the Cess Date of Abolition
1. Education Cess on taxable services 01.06.2015
2. Secondary & Higher Education Cess on taxable services 01.06.2015
3. Education Cess on excisable goods Exempted with effect from
01.03.2015.Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 2017.
4. Secondary & Higher Education Cess on excisable goods Exempted with effect from
01.03.2015.Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 2017.
5. The Mica Mines Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1946 21.05.2016
6. The Salt Cess Act, 1953 21.05.2016
7. The Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 21.05.2016
8. The Textile Committee Act, 1963 21.05.2016
9. The Limestone and Dolomite Mines Labour Welfare Funds Act, 1972 [2 Cesses] 21.05.2016
10. The Tobacco Cess Act, 1975 21.05.2016
11. The Iron Ore Mines, Manganese Ore Mines and Chrome Ore Mines Labour Welfare Cess Act, 1976 [3 Cesses] 21.05.2016
12. The Ci ne-workers Welfare Cess Act, 1981 21.05.2016
13. Cess on cement [by notification] Exempted in 2016.

Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 2017.

14. Cess on strawboard [by notification] Exempted in 2016.

Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 2017.

15. Research & Development Cess 01 .04.2017
16. The Rubber Act, 1947 – Cess on Rubber Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act
17. The Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951 – Cess on Automobile Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act
18. The Tea Act, 1953 – Cess on Tea Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act
19. The Coal Mines (Conservation and Development) Act, 1974 – Cess on Coal Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act
20. The Bidi Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1976 – Cess on Bidis Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act
21. The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 – Cess levied on water consumed by certain industries and by local authorities Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act
22. The Sugar Cess Act, 1982, The Sugar Development Fund Act, 1982– Cess on Sugar Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act
23. The Jute Manufacturers Cess Act, 1983 – Cess on jute goods manufactured or produced wholly or in part of jute Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act
24. The Finance Act, 2010 – Clean Energy Cess Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act
25. The Finance Act, 2015 – Swachh Bharat Cess Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act
26. The Finance Act, 2016 – Infrastructure Cess and Krishi Kalyan Cess Abolished with effect from 01.07.2017 by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act

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