New Delhi, the 25th April, 2011

Notification No.31/2011 – Service Tax

G.S.R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 93 of the of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts the taxable service as referred to in sub-clause (zzzzw) of clause (105) of section 65 of the said Act, when the declared tariff for providing of such  accommodation is less than rupees 1000 per day from the whole of the service tax leviable thereon under section 66 of the said Act.

Explanation.- For the purpose of this notification, “declared tariff” includes charges for all amenities provided in the unit of accommodation like furniture, air-conditioner, refrigerators etc., but does not include any discount offered on the published charges for such unit.

2.  This notification shall come into force on the 1st day of May, 2011.

[F. No. 334/3/2011-TRU]

(Sanjeev Kumar Singh)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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  1. Pawan Gupta says:

    Get ready for more such things as the Govt is desperate to collect funds from anywhere and everywhere. Just for a thought has anybody ever thought the mony coming to the KITTY by rise in crude oil prices in the last one decade? the duty is in percentaage whereas it should have been fixed. For every rise half goes to the Govt.

  2. CA. Ashok Aggarwal says:

    Telecom services cannot be equated with hotel services for a common man while the former have to charge tax and latter enjoys exemption. Telephone bills must be exempt up to certain limit say below Rs. 1000

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