The official said: "As many new service have been brought under the purview of service tax this financial year, the department is hopeful of achieving the new target," said an official with the department.
"At present, there are a total of 19, 000 service tax payers registered with the department at the commissionerate. However, the department will conduct a survey to register new and leftover tax payers.
"Services such as air-conditioned restaurants, beauty parlours and saloons and parking facilities too have been brought under service tax. The inclusion has created new tax payers considerably that will ultimately help realising the department the new revenue target."