No service tax for booking railway tickets online till Nov 31

To encourage the use of electronic mode of payments at the time of demonetization, the government has waived service tax on the railway tickets booked via the website from today.

Service tax will not be levied on tickets booked through the website from November 23 to December 31, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

Rs 20 is levied as service tax on Sleeper and Rs 40 on AC classes for booking tickets through IRCTC.

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