Published on:
February 25, 2023
Pranjal Gupta

Recreational Services - GST Rates  SAC CODE 9996

Recreational services are those that are provided for the enjoyment and entertainment of individuals. These services are not essential but are rather provided for leisure purposes. The GST rates and SAC code for recreational services have recently been revised to make it easier for business owners to understand how to classify and report their taxes.


In this article, we will delve deeper into this topic and explore the different aspects of recreational services, including the GST rates and SAC code.Before we dive into the details of recreational services, let's first understand the concept of GST.

What is GST?

GST or Goods and Services Tax is a tax levied on the supply of goods and services in India. It is a comprehensive, multi-stage, destination-based tax that is applied on every value addition. GST is levied on the value of the goods or services supplied, and it is the responsibility of the supplier to pay the tax to the government. Recreational services fall under the category of 'services' and are therefore subject to GST.

Recreation Services- GST Rates

The GST rates for recreational services are as follows:- 18% GST rate for services provided by amusement parks, theme parks, water parks, joy rides, merry-go-rounds, go-karting facilities, and other similar places.- 28% GST rate for services provided by casinos, race clubs, and other similar places. It is important for business owners to carefully analyze the nature of the services they provide and classify them under the correct GST rate. Failure to do so can result in penalties and legal consequences. In addition to the GST rates, recreational services are also classified under a specific SAC code. SAC or Services Accounting Code is a unique code assigned to each type of service for accounting and taxation purposes. The SAC code for recreational services is 9996. The SAC code 9996 covers a wide range of recreational services such as amusement and theme parks, water parks, circuses, sporting and recreational events, and other similar activities. It is important to note that the SAC code is used for the purpose of accounting and filing taxes only and does not have any impact on the GST rates applied. In conclusion, recreational services are an important aspect of the service industry, providing entertainment and leisure activities to individuals.


It is crucial for business owners to have a clear understanding of the GST rates and SAC code for recreational services to ensure that they are reporting their taxes accurately and in compliance with the law. We hope that this article has provided valuable insight into the world of recreational services and helped you understand the various aspects of this industry.


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