Here is the list of all the taxable services in India. Please click on the respective industry to get the further details like service tax rates, accounting codes, tax laws, tax refund, exemptions and exclusion details.

Service Tax Profiles (in alphabetical order)

S.No Service Category
1 Advertising Agency Service
2 Advertisement- sale of space or time services
3 Air travel agent’s services
4. Airport services
5. Architect’s Services
6. Asset Management Services By Individuals
7. ATM operation, maintenance or management services
8. Auction Service
9. Authorised Service Stations for motor vehicles servicing or repairs
10. Banking and other financial services
11. Beauty treatment Services
12. Brand Promotion Services
13. Broadcasting Services
14. Business Auxiliary Service
15. Business Exhibition Service
16. Business Support Service
17. Cable Operator’s services
18. Cargo handling Services
19. Chartered Accountant’s (practising) services
20. Cleaning Services
21. Clearing and forwarding agent’s services
22. Clearing & processing house services
23. Club’s or Association’s  membership services
24 Commercial training or coaching services
25. Commercial use or exploitation of any event service
26. Commodity exchange service
27. Company secretary’s  (practising) services
28. Construction of residential complex service
29. Construction or renovation of commercial /  industrial buildings / pipelines / conduits services
30. Construction Services – Preferential Location and Development
31. Consulting engineer’s service
32. Convention services
33. Copyright Services
34. Cosmetic or Plastic Surgery Service
35. Cost accountant’s  (practising) services
36. Courier Services
37. Credit card, debit card, charge card or other payment cards related services
38. Credit rating agency’s services
39. Custom house agent’s services
40. Design services
41. Development & supply of content for telecommunication, advertising and on-line information services
42. Dredging services
43. Dry cleaning services
44. Electricity Exchange services
45. Erection, commissioning or installation service
46. Event management Service
47. Fashion Designer Service
48. Foreign Exchange broking services
49. Forward Contract Service
50. Franchise Services
51. Health club and fitness centre services
52. Health Services
53. Information Technology software services
54. Insurance auxiliary services concerning general insurance business
55. Insurance auxiliary services concerning  Life Insurance business
56. Insurance business services (General Insurance)
57. Insurance business services (Life Insurance)
58. Intellectual property services
59. Interior decorator’s services
60. Internet  café’s services
61. Internet telecommunication services
62. Investment management service under ULIP
63. Legal consultancy services
64. Lottery and other Games of Chance Services
65. Mailing list compilation and mailing services
66. Management or business consultant’s services
67. Management, maintenance or repair services for  goods, equipments or properties
68. Mandap keeper’s services
69. Manpower recruitment or supply agency’s services
70. Market research agency’s services
71. Medical records maintenance service
72. Mining service
73. On-line information and database access and/or retrieval services
74. Opinion poll service
75. Outdoor caterer
76. Packaging services
77. Pandal or shamiana services
78. Photography services
79. Port services by major ports
80. Port services by other ports (minor ports)
81. Programme (T. V. or Radio) services
82. Public Relation Service
83. Rail travel agent’s services
84. Real estate agent’s services
85. Recovery agent’s services
86. Registrar to an issue services
87. Rent-a-cab services
88. Renting of immovable property services
89. Scientific or Technical Consultancy Services
90. Security  agency’s  services
91. Share transfer agent service
92. Ship management services
93. Site formation and clearance, excavation and earthmoving and demolition services
94. Sound recording services
95. Sponsorship service
96. Steamer agent’s services
97. Stock broking services
98. Stock exchange service
99. Storage and warehousing services
100. Supply of tangible goods services
101. Survey and exploration of mineral services
102. Survey and map making services
103. Technical inspection and certification services
104. Technical testing and analysis services
105. Telecommunication services
106. Tour operator’s services
107. Transport of coastal goods and transport of goods through national water way/inland water service
108. Transport of goods by air services
109. Transport of goods by road
110. Transport of goods by rail service
111. Transport of goods through pipeline / conduit services
112. Travel agent’s (other than air or rail) services
113. Travel by air services
114. Travel by cruise ship service
115. Underwriters  services
116. Video tape production services
117. Works contract Services

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36 Comments on List of taxable services in India

  1. manohar says:

    Pl.confirm whether Weighment charges collected is under purview of Service tax.

    Reply is awaited on mail.

  2. Adinath B. Kuchanur says:

    I had purchased a residential flat on 28-10-2010 and I have already paid the 95% of the Purchase price of Rs 25,00,000 from a Developers, in Pune but the possession is yet to be handed over to me in April 2012. The Service Tax on the services provided or to be provided by the said builder of residential flat was in force prior to 28-10-2010 i.e. w. e. f. 01-07-2010.
    It means that the said builder was much aware of the applicability of Service Tax on the services he would provide to me. In the Agreement, it is clearly mentioned that the unit or sale price is Rs 25,00,000. Now, the builder is insisting on me to pay service Tax. Let me know the following.

    i) Whether this Unit/Sale price is inclusive of Service Tax as it was in force prior to the date of Agreement i.e. 28-10-2010

    ii) Whether the builder can ask me to pay ST when he was aware of the same before he entered into an Agreement to sell the flat for Rs 25,00,000.

    iii) If he asks and I am required to pay ST to Builder what is the procedure to be followed.

    Kindly reply at the earliest.

    Thanking you

    Adinath B. Kuchanur

    • maroof ahmed says:

      hi.. if builder is aware of service tax prior then you should pay not more than rs.2500000. it is builder’s fault & he has to charge his fees proportionately on on gross amount rs.2500000 &pay service tax from rs.2500000

  3. Ramesh chandra Bose says:

    sir whether licence fee is taxable or not. we are the merchants (shop keepers) of the various residential sectors in visakhapatnam steel plant. plant is charging in the name of licence fee (rent) monthly. pl. kindly clear the doubts.

  4. Dear Sir,

    Kindly let us know what all the taxes applicable for a contract staff if his/her salary is more than 15000/- also will they get ESI facility.

  5. aditya says:

    i want to know the service tax on play school franchise of eurokids

  6. KPS ELAGNO says:

    One of our client doing software development and training services and we are aware about under which head of taxable services it would come. While going to service tax registration we are facing in trouble to chose the head of service tax. One of the head contained Information Technology software services , under which software training not comes.
    please help us software training under which head it would be taxable.

  7. UTPAL DUTTA says:

    Pl.confirm whether Weighment charges collected is under purview of Service tax.

  8. Sameer Gupta says:

    we are a public sector construction company,constructing Government Buildings. Is service tax applicable on the labour contractors doing work for us.

  9. D. P. Bansal says:

    whether sale of e-books is taxable under the Service Tax Act.

  10. monika says:

    under which service,following will come
    providing service of X-ray,blood taste.

  11. Systems India says:

    my business is that of repairs to public (drinking) water supply systems like, old pipelines,water treatment and storage plants etc.
    are these services taxable?

  12. anil jain says:

    i am working as tax and accounts consultants in Ratlam MP service tax department show cause to me your service are taxable under finance act, 1994 plz suggest


    One of our client doing Latex Examination Gloves Manufatureing services and we are aware about under which head of taxable services it would come. please help us under which head it would be taxable.


    we are LatexExamination Gloves Manufatureing Company we are aware about under which head of taxable services it would come. please help us under which head it would be taxable.&Please tellme list of services and service taxpercentages.

  15. P.Kavitha says:

    Pl.confirm whether wardboy charges collected is under purview of Service tax.

  16. Lakshman says:

    fee collected from students for doing project pl.confirm whether these charges collected is under purview of Service tax.

    Replyect work

  17. Shikha says:

    A US based corp wants to invoice its Indian affiliate for services, would this service fees be subject to any W/H or local taxes in India? If so when would the US company owe the taxes, when they are paid or recorded? Thank you.

  18. umesh.d says:

    Connecting with right buyer and right seller falls under which category of taxable service???

  19. Sir when I goes any restorent for taking breakfast .in restorent take 2% survive tax but they does not supply order on table .he says in restorent self survice.then why take survice charge so I want to ask this type of charge wrong and wright

  20. abhay tewtiya says:

    I am Secretary of an NGO
    We doing work of animal welfare in municipality I want to know that service tax applicable for this work?

  21. is their is any limit in Business AUXILIARY SERVICE.
    total commission amount is rs. 1.50 lakh , in a financial year , so service tax as applicable or not.

    as well as who will deposit the service tax , commission payer or commission receiver ?


    I am mutual fund adviser and my brokerage is above 10 lack in the financial year 2015-16 so I can pay service tax and required tax number or what please guide to me.

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  24. vibhakar says:

    SIr ,we have received X amount of Sales commission from our supplier & they have paid us after deducting TDS (@10%) ..
    IN scrutiny Service tax department asks that there will be Service tax on that X sales commission ? What should I reply by stating the sr. no. of cluase & sub-cluse of such exemption notification ST 3 returns with date ..

    can u help us ?

  25. Rajendra says:

    Is Service Tax Applicable on Donation paid for getting the hall for any Cultural Program…

  26. Narendra Jha says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am resident of one of the private housing societies wherein there is no water supply by government, no power supply by electricity department, however, the power is given through generator, water through tanks and other services such as house keeping campus lighting the developer. Possession for almost 350 flats are given out of 700 flats and at present 80 to 85 families are residing inside the campus. The power supply, water supply everything is outsourced by the developer to third parties. Developer is collecting maintenance charges @ Rs2.20per sq.ft.and charging service tax on the monthly charges being collected rs.2.20 per sq.ft for providing water through tankers, power through generator, house keeping and other maintenances such as security etc.
    Kindly let us know the applicability of service tax on such type of consolidated services being provided by developer through third parties as theses are the responsibility of the builder (developer.
    I will be ever grateful for timely response.
    NARENDRA jha

  27. sattar shaikh says:

    Is service tax attract on intangible asset sale or transfer

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  29. S Aditya says:

    whether foreign liquor bars , air cond. without food fall under
    service tax

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  31. Deepak says:

    Dear sir please let me know that if a company is not paying the pf and asic amount to the government and the employees are not getting the benefit of that then what action should be taken against them who will take the action. and from the last 3 to 4 years the employees who left the company they have also not get the fnf amount.

  32. Tammana says:

    Can u tall me all services tax rate in percentage

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