Clarity on 5 pc GST on train ticket cancellation chargers given

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A GST of five percent will be levied on the penalty for cancellations of AC class tickets only, confirmed an official of South Central Railways, here on Saturday.

News of 5 percent GST on cancellation of all train tickets was widely being circulated on social media. However, giving clarity, official sources have confirmed to Deccan Chronicle that no GST is levied up on cancellation of non AC railway tickets.

There will be no GST charges levied on penalty for cancellation of Non AC travel tickets, whereas levying a 5 percent GST on penalty for cancellation of AC class tickets is an existing tariff since July 1, 2017. When the cancelation is done, 5 percent is deducted only on the penalty charges, and the GST which is collected on the whole fare will be returned to the customer, said a senior official.

The railways also gave the standard charges of cancellation fees. If a confirmed ticket is cancelled before 48 hours of scheduled departure of the train, flat cancellation charges will be Rs 240 for First AC, Rs 200 for Executive class or 2 tier AC, Rs 120 for AC 3 tier, AC chair car, AC economy.

Cancellations which are done less than 12 hours and up to 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train or up to chart preparation, whichever is earlier, will attract a 50 percent of fare paid subject to the minimum charges.

Source from: https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/300822/clarity-on-5-pc-gst-on-train-ticket-cancellation-chargers-given.html

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