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Service tax on card transactions up to Rs 2K waived off: Six things to do

india Updated: Dec 08, 2016 20:16 IST
Ridhima Shukla

A staff member scans a prepaid smart card at a Mother Dairy store, at Bhatt village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. The government has decided to “exempt services by an acquiring bank to any person in relation to settlement of an amount up to Rs 2,000 in a single transaction through credit, debit card or other payment card service”.(AFP)

The government has decided that no service tax will be applicable on your debit and credit card transactions of up to Rs 2,000. Here we tell you how to make the most of this new move by the government in the post-demonetisation days. Here are a few things you can do with Rs 2,000 --- of course by using your card for transactions.

Meal for two: Have a meal at a decent restaurant. Tag your partner along. From south Indian food to burgers and biryani, options are plenty. Gorge on. But hey, remember the limit.

Books and clothes: Go crazy on Amazon and Flipkart, and buy some good books to indulge in during the year-end vacations. What about some cool winter garments?

Groceries: With Grofers and Big Basket around, it’s time for you to go cashless while buying groceries and household essentials. Not only will you get delivery at the doorstep, there won’t be any service tax of purchase up to Rs 2000. Remember?

Transport: Now you can travel cashless using the Metro. So recharge your Metro card. And yes, don’t forget to recharge your Ola Money or fill your Paytm wallet for Uber rides.

Fuel: And if you have your own vehicle, go cashless at a petrol pump. Buy fuel worth up to Rs 2000 and go for a nice long drive.

Mobile recharge and utility bill payments: Instead of going to the local recharge shop and wasting that little change you have in your pocket, opt for online recharge for your phone and internet. Also, pay your landline and electricity bills online --- only if you manage to keep them within the limit of Rs 2000.