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Monday, March 26, 2012

Public sector general insurance companies not to charge service tax on cashless hospitalization claims

Public Sector General Insurance Companies do not charge Service Tax on Cashless Hospitalization claims. However, hospitals were charging Service Tax on Cashless Hospitalization from 01.07.2010 to 30.04.2011 as per the provisions of the Finance Act, 2010. The amount so charged by the hospitals was also paid by the Insurance Companies, if the claims were admitted subject to the limit of Sum Insured. However, the Service tax on cashless payments was withdrawn vide Government of India Notification No.30/2011 effective from 01.05.2011.
                This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.
Source : PIB Release, March 26, 2012

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