Service Tax Is Being Imposed On The Following Specified Services,

1)       Service of permitting commercial use or exploitation of any event organized by a person or organization.

2)       The existing taxable service ‘Intellectual Property Right (IPR)’ excludes copyright from its scope. Copyrights on (a) cinematographic films and (b) sound recording are being brought under the ambit of service tax. However, copyright on original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work would continue to remain outside the scope of service tax.

3) Service tax on the following health services:

(a)     health check up undertaken by hospitals or medical establishments for the employees of business entities; and

(b)     health services provided under health insurance schemes offered by insurance companies.

(The tax on these health services would be payable only if the payment for such health check up or preventive care or treatment etc. is made directly by the business entity or the insurance company to the hospital or medical establishment).

4) Service provided for maintenance of medical records of employees of a business entity.

5)       Service provided by Electricity Exchanges.

6)       Certain additional services provided by a builder to the prospective buyers such as providing preferential location or external or internal development of complexes on extra charges. However, service of providing vehicle-parking space would not be subjected to tax.

7)       Service of promoting of a ‘brand’ of goods, services, events, business entity etc.

8)       The promotion, marketing or organizing of games of chance, including lottery, is being introduced as a separate service. Consequently, the Explanation in provision relating to Business Auxiliary Service is being deleted.

The above changes will come into effect from a date to be notified, after the enactment of Finance Bill, 2010.


1)       The scope of air passenger transport service is being expanded to include domestic journeys, and international journeys in any class.

2)       At present, in the case of Information Technology Software Service the levy of tax is limited only to cases where IT software is used for furtherance of business or commerce. The scope of the taxable service is being expanded to cover all cases irrespective of its use.

3)         In the case of ‘Commercial training or coaching’ service, an Explanation is being added to clarify that the term ‘commercial’ in the context of this service would mean any training or coaching, which is provided for a consideration, whether or not for profit. This change is being given retrospective effect from 01.07.2003.

4)         In the definition of ‘Sponsorship Service’, the exclusion relating to sponsorship pertaining to sports is being removed.

5)       In the ‘Construction of complex service’, it is being provided that unless the entire consideration for the property is paid after the completion of construction (i.e. after receipt of completion certificate from the competent authority), the activity of construction would be deemed to be a taxable service provided by the builder/promoter/developer to the prospective buyer and the service tax would be charged accordingly.

6)       Amendments are being made in the definition of the ‘Renting of immovable property service’ to,-

(i)         provide explicitly that the activity of ‘renting’ itself is a taxable service. The change has been given retrospective effect from 01.06.2007; and

(ii)     levy service tax on rent of vacant land where there is an agreement or contract between the lessor and lessee for undertaking construction of buildings or structures on such land for furtherance of business or commerce during the tenure of the lease.

7) Definitions of ‘Airport Services, ‘Port services’ and ‘Other port services’ are being amended to provide that,-

(a)     all services provided entirely within the airport/port premises would be classified under these services; and

(b)     an authorization from the airport/port authority would not be a pre-condition for taxing these services. 21

8)         An explanation is being added in ‘Auctioneer’s service’ to clarify that the phrase ‘auction by government’ means an auction involving sale of government property and not when the government acts as an auctioneer for sale of the private property.

9)       Definition of ‘Management of Investment under ULIP Service’ is being amended to provide that the value of the taxable service for any year of the operation of policy shall be the actual amount charged by the insurer for management of funds under ULIP or the maximum amount of fund management charges fixed by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), whichever is higher.

The above changes will come into effect from a date to be notified, after the enactment of Finance Bill, 2010.

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0 responses to “Budget 2010 covered New Services covered under service tax and amended scope of existing services”

  1. george says:

    The service tax on doctors may be read as SERVICE TAX ON PATIENTS !!
    Beurocrats,dont worry/your treatment is free!

  2. D.RAMESH BABU says:

    The service tax levy is only on health services sponsored by employers for their employees and insurance companies sponsoring their policy holders under health schemes. When individuals visiting medical practitioners no service tax need to be paid. So a doctor attending the said institutional references has to take out Registration if his such service exceeds Rs.9.0 lakhs in a financial year and start paying after Rs.10.0 lakhs turnover. Here no need to include individual treatment not covered by institutions.

  3. seema kale says:

    whter Doctors Having Turnover Rs.1500000/- in year accounting year 2009-2010 liable To service Tax?
    What is the Rate Of Service Tax?

  4. r.praveen says:

    Give your suggestions in the case of Collection Service Tax for Doctors towards their Fees/Service Charges collected from Patients

  5. s.chadnrasekaran says:

    Whether Medical Profession is covered under Service Tax

  6. s.chadnrasekaran says:

    Whether Fees collected by a Medical Practitioner (Doctor) is covered and Service Tax. Whether he must collect Service Tax on the Fees collected from Patients (Both In-patient and out-patient). At what rate he should collect. Any slab is there. Please give your suggestions.

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