List of products to get costlier from June 1

List of products to get costlier from June 1

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Cars, cigarettes, branded garments, air travel will become more expensive with some of the service tax proposals announced in the Budget coming into effect from Wednesday (June 1).

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 a list of items that will turn costlier:

1. Cars


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

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