Cars, air travels, garments, phones, eating out get costlier: Check out the full list

With a some of service tax proposals announced during the Union Budget 2016-17 coming into effect from today (June 1), a series of products and services such as cars, cigarettes, branded garments and air travels have also become costlier.

Last Updated: Jun 02, 2016, 10:17 AM IST
Cars, air travels, garments, phones, eating out get costlier: Check out the full list

Zee Media Bureau
 

New Delhi: With a some of service tax proposals announced during the Union Budget 2016 coming into effect from today (June 1), a series of products and services such as cars, cigarettes, branded garments and air travels have also become costlier.

With the imposition of 0.5 percent Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC) from June 1, the total incidence of service tax will increase to 15 percent, thus making eating out, phone usage, air and rail travel, expensive.

Continuing the trend set by his many predecessors, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had also imposed up to 15 percent excise duty on all tobacco products.

Following is the list of items that are costlier from June 1

1. Cars

2. Cigarettes

3. Cigar

4. Tobacco

5. All services like bill payments, eating out, air travel

6. Ready made garments and branded apparel of more than Rs 1,000

7. Gold and Silver; jewelery articles excluding silver

8. Water including mineral water, aerated water containing added sugar or sweetening matter

9. Goods and services above Rs 2 lakh in cash

10. Aluminum foil

11. Air Travel

12. Plastic bags and sacks

13. Ropeway, cable car rides

14. Imported imitation jewellery

15. Industrial solar water heater

16. Legal services

17. Lottery tickets

18. Traveling by hiring stage carriage

19. Hiring of packers & movers

20. E-reading devices

21. Instruments for VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)

22. Imported Golf Cars

23. Gold bars