Tuesday, August 4, 2015

What is difference between Service Tax & Service Charge ?

What is difference between Service Tax and Service Charge ?

Service Charges are typically levied for the services rendered by the vendor (you). Take for an instance, You can adds service charges in your bill which is for services rendered like bringing food to the table, cleaning the table, ambience or entertainment being provided etc.

This charge is not levied by the government and directly goes into the pocket of the restaurant owner. Generally, the charges are between 5- 10 % solely at the discretion of the management or the owner and there are no guidelines provided on it by income tax (IT) authority.

You have to clearly mention in menu that "Service Charges" are applicable. In case there is no disclosure of "Service Charges" in menu, Guest always can question and can refuse to pay. Also, If there is no "Service Charges", means it is a takeaway not Dine-In.

How much % to take the S.Tax & this S.Tax is Total sell include beverages ?

Service Tax is a government cess that is levied at 14% on 40 % value of your total bill (no matter, which item is included in bill even beverages) i.e. effectively, it would be 5.6% on your total bill value (In 2015 union budget, the service tax has been raised to 14 %, previous was 12.36%). It is common in all over India. To charges "Service Tax", you have to apply service tax number.

A small scale service provider has the option of availing service tax exemption in case the aggregate turnover value of taxable services does not exceed Rs. 10 Lacs in a financial year.

Therefore, if the aggregate value of services does not exceed  Rs. 10 Lacs in a financial year, the service provider can claim benefit of this service tax exemption and he won't be required to pay any service tax on such services.

Although Service Tax is required to be paid only when the aggregate value of services provided exceeds Rs. 10 Lacs in a financial year, the service tax provider is required to apply for Registration for Service Tax within 30 days of his turnover exceeding Rs. 9 Lacs.

The service provider also has the option of not availing this exemption and pay service tax irrespective of his total aggregate turnover. However, once the service provider starts paying service tax during any financial year, such option shall not be withdrawn during the remaining part of such financial year.
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Monday, June 1, 2015

Change Service Tax to 14%

Normal Service tax rate with effect from 1st June 2015 is 14%. However applicable rate is different for many services which may be subject to fulfillment of some conditions. This is mainly due to material value or non-service element included in total value of these services.

Supply of food and drinks in restaurant or outdoor catering, 

Taxable Service detail of Taxable Portion of Total Value Effective Rate
(i) Service provided by Restaurants40%5.6%
(ii)Services provided by outdoor caterer60%8.4%

Please change service tax from Tools Menu > Option > Tax & Charges

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

KOT Audit and other features

Send SMS when somebody logged in software as admin.
Print Recipe Master
Smart Delete for Kitchen and Store
Redesign of printing for Raw Material consumption
Store wise opening stock
Change font name/size in purchase / sales voucher of raw material.
Print Raw Material Sales Summary
KOT Audit Report mentioning deletion, transfer kot, reprint, modify kot with old and new status.
Print edited information in KOT
SSL Support in Mail Setting
Mark 'Reprint' in KOT and Bill
Add Reason in Transfer Table
Non chargeable KOT
Improve Discount Report
SMS feature on delete or cancel bill
Customize SMS message template in Day End
Change design of 'Assign Authority' Box
Included wastage entry in 'Assign Authority' Box
Enable / Disable authority in item menu edit or delete.

BUGFIX: Resolve issue bill reprint from Sales Register.
BUGFIX: (invalid call procedure or argument) When Log in bill mode to modify or view.
BUGFIX: Single delete item parameter mismatching in Purchase/Sales Voucher of Raw Material.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Assign Authority to user in Restaurant Billing Software

A tutorial video that shows, How to assign authority (ex. "Issue to Kitchen")  to user. You can enable / disable option for any user. This option is available for user admin.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Customize SMS Templete, Hide un-assign option for normal users

  • BUGFIX: Mobile Number was compulsory, now opened.
  • Show hypen for moved transcation in Store Stock Summary
  • Change Font in Restaurant Name and Address.


  • Now you can change name of user.
  • Hide un assign option for a normal users
  • Show restaurant name in login screen
  • Hide some option, avilable in hot key
  • Hide unauthorised button in dashboard for a normal users
  • Not require to tick Home Delivery option and to fill Delivery boy name for customer name to print in bill.
  • bill also Search customer detail by entering mobile number in Kot bill.
  • Added Hotkeys in delete menu item and inventory items
  • Create parent group, Tax, Item Unit and Division while create or modify new menu item
  • Re Confirmation of password, while create new user
  • Customize sms message templete in bill received