Seven more services such as commercial property renting, fax, pager and content for telecom will become costlier from June 1 with the government bringing these services under the tax net.
This will take the total number of taxable services to about 100. Service providers will have to pay 12 per cent service tax and an additional 3 per cent education cess.
Tax on these services will be effective from June 1, according to a notification issued by the Central Board of Excise and Customs on Tuesday.
The notification follows the enactment of the Finance Act 2007. Finance Minister P Chidambram had announced in the Budget 2007-08 to bring these services under the tax net.
Now, service providers will also have to pay service tax on services like fax, telecom connection, pager, leased circuit and communication through telegraph.
However, property owners have been given a marginal relief as property tax would be deductible for the purpose of service tax on commercial rentals though any penalty paid under the property tax cannot be deducted.
The notification also broadened the existing services tax net to include maxi-cab capable of carrying more than 12 persons for educational bodies or vehicles for driving schools, and rent-a-cab services, tent services, event management and manpower recruitment.