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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3070.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3912.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.01.2018    7%
01.07.2017    5%
01.01.2017    4%
01.07.2016    2%
01.01.2016    0%
01.01.2016 125%
01.07.2015 119%
01.01.2015 113%
01.07.2014 107%
01.01.2014 100%
01.07.2013   90%
01.01.2013   80%

Rates of Dearness Allowance

Rates of Interest on GPF

Effective Dates Interest Rates
01.07.2016 08.10%
01.04.2013 08.70%
01.04.2012 08.80%
01.04.2011 08.60%
01.04.2003 08.00%
01.04.2002 09.00%
01.04.2001 09.50%

Rates of Interest on GPF

Referencer for Air Customs Officers (Second Edition)

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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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The Central Goods and Services Tax (Seventh Amendment) Rules, 2018.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 06.07.2018]
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2. 

Further amends the notification No. 8/2017–Central Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 680(E)].
[CGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 29.06.2018]
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3. 

Further amends the notification No. 32/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate), dated the 13th October, 2017 [G.S.R. 1263(E)].
[IGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 29.06.2018]
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4. 

Further amends the notification No. 8/2017–Union Territory Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 717(E)].
[UTGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 29.06.2018]
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5. 

Modifications to the procedure for interception of conveyances for inspection of goods in movement, and detention, release and confiscation of such goods and conveyances, as clarified in Circular No. 41/15/2018-GST dated 13.04.2018.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. CBEC/20/16/03/2017-GST; Dated 21.06.2018]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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Further amends the notification No. 50/2017-Cus, dated the 30th of June, 2017 [G.S.R. 785(E)]
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2017-TRU(pt); Dated 20.07.2018]
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2. 

Exchange Rates - Superseds the Notification No. 60/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 5th July, 2018.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2018-Cus.V; Dated 19.07.2018]
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Refund of IGST on export of goods on payment of duty - Clarification in case of SB003 errors and extension of date in SB005 & other cases using officer Interface for rectification of errors.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/119/2017-Cus.IV; Dated 18.07.2018]
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4. 

Refund of IGST on export of Goods on payment of duty - Setting up of Help Desks.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/119/2017-Cus.IV; Dated 18.07.2018]
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5. 

Grinding Media Balls - Rescinds the notification No. 36/2012-Customs (ADD), dated the 16th July, 2012 [G.S.R. 568(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/92/2012-TRU; Dated 13.07.2018]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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Non-Initiation/Delay in Recovery Proceedings - Audit Reoort No.3 of 2017 and Audit Reoort No.41 of 2016 of C&AG of India Indirect Taxes - Central Excise and Service Tax).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 298/05/2017-CX.9 ; Dated 26.06.2018]
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2. 

‘Place of Removal’ under Section 4 of the Central Excise Act, 1944, the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 and the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2017.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/23/2018-CX-3; Dated 08.06.2018]
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3. 

Rescinds the notifications Nos. 7/2018-Central Excise, dated 02-02-2018 [G.S.R. 133(E) dated 02-02-2018] and 8/2018-Central Excise, dated 02-02-2018 [G.S.R. 134(E) dated 02-02-2018].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU Pt.; Dated 06.04.2018]
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4. 

Amends the notifications Nos. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 793(E), dated the 30th June, 2017; 10/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 136(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018; 11/2018- Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 137(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018; 12/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 138(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018; and 13/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 139(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/4/2018-TRU (Pt.); Dated 06.04.2018]
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5. 

Clarifies that the notification No. 2/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 [G.S.R. 128(E)] shall not apply to the goods manufactured on or before the 1st February, 2018 and cleared on or after the 2nd February, 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU; Dated 23.02.2018]
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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Applicability of service tax on ambulance services provided to government by private service providers under the National Health Mission (NHM).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/51/2016 service Tax; Dated 30.05.2018]
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2. 

Applicability of the Place of Provision of Services Rules, 2012 to development of software and services on software.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/26/2016-Service Tax-Part-V; Dated 04.05.2018]
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3. 

Reassignment of cases pending as on 30-6-2017 with the Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax (Appeals).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/13/2017-Service Tax; Dated 17.10.2017]
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4. 

Certain transitional issues arising with respect to payment of service tax after 30th June 2017.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/16/2017-Service Tax; Dated 28.09.2017]
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5. 

The Service Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2017.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/18/2017-Service Tax; Dated 22.06.2017]
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Others - Latest C.B.E. & C Orders on Promotions, Transfers, etc.
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1. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 4/CH(IC)/2018; Dated 21.07.2018]
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2. 

Selection of Shri Vishal Pratap Singh, IRS (C&CE: 2008), Joint Commissioner, DGPM, Delhi (presently working in GST Policy Wing) as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs under Central Staffing Scheme on deputation basis for a period of four years.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/16/2018-Ad.II; Dated 20.07.2018]
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Transfer and posting in the grade of Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of Customs, GST and Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22011/13/2018-Ad.II; Dated 18.07.2018]
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Transfer and posting in the grade of Commissioner Customs, GST and Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22011/09/2018-Ad.ll; Dated 16.07.2018]
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5. 

Cancels the Board's Office Order No. 102/2018 dated 22.06.2018 vide which Shri Rajesh Dahiya, IRS (C&CE: 2014/7200), Assistant Commissioner, Ahmedabad GST & CX Zone was posted as OSD in Judicial Wing of CBIC on loan basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/65/2017-Ad.ll (pt.); Dated 16.07.2018]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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02-07-2018

Dear Sir,

Pls clarify whether the services provided by a horse trainer, such as providing basic maintenance, medicines, fodder to a horse owner to participate in Race Club racing. Whether the services of trainer to owners is exempted or not.

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Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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BUDGET 2018 AND LEVY OF EXCISE DUTY (CVD) ON PETROL & DIESEL.

03-04-2018

As proposed in the Budget 2018, various duties of Central Excise on Motor Spirit (commonly known as Pet­rol) and High Speed Diesel (HSD) (hereinafter referred to as 'Petrol' and 'Diesel' respectively) have been revised with effect from 02-02-2018.  

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Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Politicians opt for GST cuts despite officials raising concerns.

22-07-2018

New Delhi: Pragmatic considerations of politicians trumped revenue alerts raised by bureaucrats at the GST Council meeting on Saturday where rates on nearly 100 items were slashed and a plan to raise Rs 10,000 crore by extending the levy to aviation turbine fuel (ATF) and natural gas read more »

GST Council okays quarterly returns, nearly 90% of businesses set to gain.

22-07-2018

New Delhi: The GST Council on Saturday opted to reduce the biggest niggle for businesses by allowing quarterly filing of returns by those with annual turnover of up to Rs 5 crore, a move that will benefit nearly 90% taxpayers.

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In pre-poll sop, govt slashes GST on 100 mass-use items - White Goods Move From 28% To 18% Bracket.

22-07-2018

New Delhi: The GST Council delivered a fresh round of rate cut on Saturday to benefit consumers, slashing the levy on nearly 100 items, including white goods, sanitary napkins, handicrafts, perfumes and paints, in what was seen as a pre-election bonanza. It also eased the burden for read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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Rs. 3,000cr diamond import scam: 3 IRS officials shifted.

19-07-2018

Mumbai: Three IRS officials in the customs, including a commissioner, have been transferred out of Mumbai six days after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence unearthed a Rs 3,000-crore import scam where diamond merchants, in connivance with valuers, inflated the value of imports and transferred black money out read more »



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