Negative List of Services for Service Tax
July 01 , 2013
Negative list of services exempted from service tax
Service Exception Comment
Governement or local authority Speed post, express parcel post, life insurance by Postal Department; transporation of passengers & goods; aircraft or ship service; services to businesses Other Postal services like letter, book post, registered post, money transfer, pension payments etc are not liable to service tax
RBI All services by RBI are exempted from service tax
Foreign diplomatic mission in India All services provided by foreign embaissies is exempt from service tax
Agriculture Not all agriculture services are in the negative list
Trading goods
Manufacturing goods
Selling space or time slots for Ads Only applicable for radio and TV Ads
Toll charge on bridge or road
Betting, gambling, lottery
Entry fee in amusment parks, entertainment programs Club membership does not come in this list
Electricity transmission, distribution
Education Education services which are approved by a govt board are covered. Coaching institutes not covered
Rent of residential house
Financial services Only applies to deposits and loans of banks and financial institutions
Public transport First class or AC coach in railways
Goods transport Courier, express cargo Not all goods transport by road is exempted from tax
Funeral, burial, crematorium, mortuary services

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