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azyrusmax says

I have a question regarding service tax. Sorry, if it sounds stupid to anyone.
Ques: Are we (Indian authors) have to pay service tax?

I have consulted my accountant and he told that I don’t have to pay such tax. The reason he gave is – I’m not providing any service to my clients instead selling the templates which anyone can purchase according to their requirements.

I just want to get 100% sure regarding such tax so please reply your answers.

yes, I’ve the same question in my mind. someone expert in this please reply.

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GautamThapar says

No, we are selling so only need to pay sales tax.

Services are like charging for consulting, etc. which we don’t do so no service tax.

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VProxy says

As far as i know you don’t have to pay either service tax or sales tax. Service taxes are to be paid for the services provided in India and Sales tax is for products you sell in India. Since envato income don’t fall in any of this, it is more like business income. So you have to pay only the income tax.

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GautamThapar says

As far as i know you don’t have to pay either service tax or sales tax. Service taxes are to be paid for the services provided in India and Sales tax is for products you sell in India. Since envato income don’t fall in any of this, it is more like business income. So you have to pay only the income tax.

I take my words back.. I think you are correct!

Sorry guys

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VF says

Yes, we have exemption from paying Service Tax (VProxy is right). But my tax consultant says we have to still file NIL returns if the yearly transaction crosses more than 10 Lakhs (it was 8 Lakhs in the past and the number may vary in the future)

No need to pay but filing returns looks like necessary!

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W3Themes says

Hi Guys!! Count us in… from Aurangabad MH & Hyderabad.

Nice to see you all… you inspired us. :)

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nCrafts says

Yes, we don’t have to pay Service Tax, or Sales Tax. We, do, however, have to pay Income Tax? Anybody here figured out how to save income tax?

I believe operating out of a SEZ gives you immunity from paying income tax for the first five years. You might still have to pay MAT (at much lesser rates, though). Anybody tried this out?

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chetaru says

Hello everyone!! Author from India :) Design lead at a Wordpress Development Company India. Never tried my luck on Envato ;) will plan sometime soon. :)

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oumz says

Hi Guys, I am from New Delhi, India.

As per my CA, we don’t have to pay any service or sales tax. The service is the tax borne by the customers and service provider pays it to the government.

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VF says

Yes, we don’t have to pay Service Tax, or Sales Tax. We, do, however, have to pay Income Tax?

Yes. Considering your earnings badge, I would suggest you to keep in touch with a tax consultant! ;)

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