Service Tax exemption



Government exempts the services provided by a business facilitator or a business correspondent to a banking company with respect to Basic Savings Bank Deposit Accounts covered by Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) from Service Tax. 
In order to promote financial inclusion, the Government has exempted services provided by a business facilitator or a business correspondent to a banking company with respect to Basic Savings Bank Deposit Accounts covered by Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) by way of account opening, cash deposits, cash withdrawals, obtaining e-life certificates and Aadhar seeding, in the rural area branches of banking companies, from Service Tax. The services provided by any person as an intermediary to a business facilitator or a business correspondent with respect to the above mentioned services, have also been exempted from Service Tax.

A notification to this effect was issued yesterday by the Government. 

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