Service tax rate in works contract


pls let me know the service tax rate in works contract after revision in service tax rate from 10.3% to 12.36%.


earlier service tax rate is 4.12% and now after revision what is the rate?

Account Manager

Dear Mr B Krishna.... New Rate is 4.944%

4.8% Service tax

2% Education Cess

1% Higher Education Cess

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Sr. Executive - Finance & Accounts

Agree with above.


If you are in composition scheme, the rate of service tax is 4.944% on total value.


rengaraj r.k

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Taxation Manager

I would like to bring into the notice that the composition scheme has been rescinded w.e.f 01/07/2012. Hence, one has to follow the rules as mentioned in Service tax (Determination of Value) Rules,2006. Now there in no such rate as 4% on a composite Works Contract.
Sr. Executive-Accounts

Ajit sir,


Can you provide the notification or any circular regarding this

Deputy Manager

I agree with Mr. Dubey.  Compostion scheme was there earlier.  It has been rescinded.  Pls see 34/2012 ST notification.  Now composition % is given in the valuation rules, it may be 40/60/70% depends on the nature of the contract.  Pls go through the 24/2012 ST notification. 

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please refer:

I agree with mr. dubey and also request you to go through 12 of the table annexed to 26/2012 which also talks about abetment of value on complex construction services of 75%.

It is all confusing in service tax. 

The central govt must come out with immediate clarification so that minor repairs upto Rs.30000 per bill are not covered in service tax. This reverse charge mechanism has just been added without giving any thought to the misery which it will cause to small and petty traders. Sometimes it looks that they did it just to save advocates from this service tax registration. The time has come when the govt drops any idea of discrimination between advocates and other professionals.

Perhaps they have covered everything under the sun in the definition of "works contract" if it is not covered by any other term.


Anand Mohan






It's 4.944% confirmed.



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