Services have increased from now, and it will instantly affect on your pocket. So get ready to spend some more money on the government taxes as the government increased service tax. All the consumers have to dole out an additional 0.5% for several services. Last time, the total services tax was raised around 2% and hiked 14 per cent from 12.36 per cent. The service tax change announced in this year’s Union Budget take effect from June 1. With the imposition of 0.5 percent Krishi Kalyan Cess on all taxable service, the effective service tax will increase to 15 percent on shopping, air travel, restaurant bills etc. In addition to these commodities, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also imposed up to 15 percent excise duty on all tobacco products.

Here’s a list of 12 items that are getting expensive from today:

1. Cigarettes & Cigar

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2. Restaurant dining


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3. Branded apparel

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4. Air travel


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5. Legal services


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6. Lottery tickets


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7. Gold and Silver


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8. Mineral water & aerated drinks


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9. Plastic bags


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10. Imported imitation jewellery


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11. E-readers

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12. Cars


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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had also imposed up to 15 percent excise duty on all tobacco products.

The service tax which was 14% earlier, will now be 15% with the introduction of the Krishi Kalyan cess of 0.5% which was announced in this year’s budget in order to build rural infrastructure in India. The additional 0.5% will be the Swachh Bharat Cess. They will use the revenue money for the wellbeing of farmers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley confirmed this news to everyone.