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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3001.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3801.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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List of Holidays

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
01.01.2018 07.60%
01.07.2017 07.80%
01.04.2017 07.90%
01.04.2016 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

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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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Prescribes the due dates for filing FORM GSTR-3B for the months from July, 2018 to March, 2019.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 10.08.2018]
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2. 

Prescribes the due dates for quarterly furnishing of FORM GSTR-1 for those taxpayers with aggregate turnover of upto Rs.1.5 crores for the period from July, 2018 to March, 2019
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 10.08.2018]
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3. 

Prescribes the due dates for furnishing of FORM GSTR-1 for those taxpayers with aggregate turnover of more than Rs. 1.5 crores for the months from July, 2018 to March, 2019.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 10.08.2018]
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4. 

Taxability of services provided by Industrial Training Institutes (ITI).
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/159/2018-TRU; Dated 10.08.2018]
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5. 

Classification of fertilizers supplied for use in the manufacture of other fertilizers at 5% GST rate.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/255/2018-TRU (Part-2); Dated 09.08.2018]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Appointment of Special Adjudicators - Appoints officers mentioned in the Table below to act as a common adjudicating authority to exercise the powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on officers mentioned in the said Table in respect of noticees mentioned in the said Table for the purpose of adjudication of show cause notices mentioned in the said Table.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. DRI/HQ-CI/50D/CAA-13/2018-CI; Dated 10.08.2018]
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Appointment of Special Adjudicators - Appoints officers mentioned in the Table below to act as a common adjudicating authority to exercise the powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on officers mentioned in the said Table in respect of noticees mentioned in the said Table for the purpose of adjudication of show cause notices mentioned in the said Table.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. DRI/HQ-CI/50D/CAA-12/2018-CI; Dated 10.08.2018]
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3. 

Simplification and rationalization of processing of AEO-T1 application.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. D-20/DIC/AEO/16/2017; Dated 10.08.2018]
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4. 

Standard operating procedures for discharge of bonds executed by nominated agencies/ banks under Notification no. 57/2000-Customs dated 08.05.2000.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. DGEP/G&J/22/2018; Dated 08.08.2018]
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5. 

Further amends the notification No. 82/2017-Customs, dated the 27th of October, 2017 [G.S.R. 1341(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2017-TRU (Pt.); Dated 07.08.2018]
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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. 7/CH(IC)/2018; Dated 10.08.2018]
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2. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 6/CH(IC)/2018; Dated 03.08.2018]
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3. 

Selection of 4 IRS (C&CE) officers for appointment as Deputy Director in the Directorate of Enforcement on deputation basis for a period of 3 (three) years from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until fun her orders.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/104/2017-Ad.II; Dated 03.08.2018]
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4. 

Extends the loan period of Shri A.P. Kothari, IRS (C&CE: 2003), Additional Commissioner, CESTAT, Mumbai with DG NACIN, Mumbai for a further period of 6 months beyond 30.06.2018, i.e. till 31.12.2018.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/36/2017-Ad.II (pt. Il); Dated 01.08.2018]
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5. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 5/CH(IC)/2018; Dated 27.07.2018]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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08-08-2018

Sir,

The goods were not seized but only detained. The SCN was issued even before detention of the goods. Is it valid/ legal in terms of the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962. Needless to mention, the goods in question were not seized in terms of the Section 110 of read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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GST? What GST?

07-08-2018

It is almost 11 months since the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into being. Yet, the necessary consequential changes have not been made in the Spe­cial Economic Zones (SEZ) Act, 2005, or the SEZ Rules, 2006.

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Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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DRUG CAPSULES IN TALCUM POWDER - Brazilian national held with Rs. 2.5cr cocaine at airport.

13-08-2018

Flew In From Ethiopia, Was Going To Delhi

Mumbai: A Brazilian national was caught by the Customs with 457gm cocaine worth Rs 2.5 crore at Mumbai international airport early on Sunday. The cocaine was concealed in capsules which were hidden inside talcum powder bottles read more »

Smuggling of gold from HK: Bizman held.

13-08-2018

Mumbai: A businessman from Surat was arrested on Sunday for allegedly being a part of a smuggling gang that used to conceal gold in electronic gadgets and smuggled them into India through cargo. Directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) officials arrested Mahesh Popatbhai Italia after Khawaja Moinuddin Shaikh, read more »

Rs. 10 crore gold smuggled from HK seized at airport.

07-08-2018

Mumbai: In a single day, 36kg gold worth Rs 10 crore, smuggled in via an air courier in two consignments from Hong Kong, was seized at the airport by customs and directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) officials on Friday night.

Both agencies were working 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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