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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3118.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3631.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.07.2018    9%
01.01.2018    7%
01.07.2017    5%
01.01.2017    4%
01.07.2016    2%
01.01.2016    0%

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%

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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1. 

Extends the due date for filing of FORM GSTR – 7 for the months of October, 2018 to December, 2018
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/17/2018-GST (Pt. I); Dated 29.11.2018]
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2. 

Extends the due date for filing of FORM GSTR - 4 for the quarter July to September, 2018 for taxpayers in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/17/2018-GST (Pt. I); Dated 29.11.2018]
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3. 

Extends the due date for filing of FORM GSTR - 1 for taxpayers having aggregate turnover up to Rs 1.5 crores for the quarter from July, 2018 to September, 2018 for taxpayers in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/17/2018-GST (Pt. I); Dated 29.11.2018]
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4. 

Extends the due date for filing of FORM GSTR - 1 for taxpayers having aggregate turnover above Rs 1.5 crores for taxpayers in Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh and 11 districts of Tamil Nadu.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/17/2018-GST (Pt. I); Dated 29.11.2018]
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5. 

Extends the last date for filing of FORM GSTR-3B for taxpayers in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh and 11 districts of Tamil Nadu.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/17/2018-GST (Pt. I); Dated 29.11.2018]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

AEO programme digitization - Ease of doing business - Development of web­based application for AEO-T1.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. D-20/DIC/AEO/16/2017; Dated 07.12.2018]
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2. 

Further amends the notification No. 62/1994–Customs (N.T.), dated the 21st November, 1994 [S.O. 829(E)] to add Port Meadow.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 574/01/2017-LC; Dated 07.12.2018]
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3. 

Exchange Rates - Superseds the Notification No. 93/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 15th November, 2018.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2018-Cus.V; Dated 06.12.2018]
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4. 

Clarification with respect to amendments to Customs and Central Excise notifications for EOUs.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. DGEP/EOU/40/2017; Dated 06.12.2018]
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5. 

Drawback - Superseds the notification No. 89/2017-Customs (N.T.) dated the 21st September, 2017 [G.S.R. 1178(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 609/65/2018-DBK; Dated 06.12.2018]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Amends or further amends, as the case may be, the Notifications No. 22/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003 [G.S.R 265(E), dated the 31st March, 2003]; No. 23/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003 [G.S.R 266(E), dated the 31st March, 2003] and No. 24/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003 [G.S.R 267(E), dated the 31st March, 2003] in the manner as specified in the corresponding entry in of the said Table.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. DGEP/EOU/40/2017; Dated 05.12.2018]
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2. 

Notifies the General Bond (Surety/Security) to be executed by Export Oriented Units/ Electronic Hardware Technology Park/ Software Technology Park/ Bio-Technology Park units for provisional assessment of goods to Central Excise duty, for export without payment of duty, for special procedure for removal of semi-finished goods for certain purposes and for special procedure for removal of excisable goods for carrying out certain processes.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. DGEP/EOU/40/2017; Dated 05.12.2018]
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3. 

Online registration and online filing of the claims, by the eligible units for disbursal of budgetary support under Goods and Service Tax Regime, located in States of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North East including Sikkim.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/15/2017-CX.3; Dated 28.10.2018]
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4. 

Further amends the notification No. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 793(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/383/2018-TRU; Dated 10.10.2018]
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5. 

Further amends the No. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 793(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-I); Dated 04.10.2018]
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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. 23/CH(IC)/2018; Dated 07.12.2018]
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2. 

Probationers of 68th & 69th Batches of IRS (C&CE) Group A are posted as Assistant Commissioner of Customs, GST and Central Excise in the Zones as indicated against their names.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22013/10/2018-Ad.II; Dated 05.12.2018]
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3. 

Posts IRS (C&CE) Group "A" officers on loan basis to DGGST to look after the work of "Feedback and Action Room (FAR)" for MSMEs for a period of 3 months - Corrigendum.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22013/02/2018-Ad.II; Dated 30.11.2018]
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4. 

Appointment of Shri Y. P. Singh, IRS (C&CE) with Enforcement Directorate on loan basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/103/2015-Ad. II; Dated 30.11.2018]
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5. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 23/CH(IC)/2018; Dated 30.11.2018]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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06-12-2018

Sir,

Issue regard to jurisdiction for adjudicating the case.

CASE:- Some importer X filed Bills of Entry at Mundra Customs for importation of duty exempted goods issued under Essentiality Certificate by the Directorate read more »

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LEVY OF COUNTERVAILING DUTY ON IMPORT OF SUBSIDISED GOODS.

13-11-2018

Introduction

With a view to protect domestic industry from unfair trade practice, countervailing duty is imposed on import of the subsidised goods from certain specified countries. Countervailing duty is not so much of a revenue measure as it is a trade remedy read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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GST on third-party motor cover may dip - Govt To Put Proposal Before GST Council.

07-12-2018

 

New Delhi: The government will soon bring a proposal before the GST Council to reduce tax on the premium being paid by vehicle owners for buying third-party (TP) insurance. Currently, the GST on third-party premium is 18% and it’s mandatory for every vehicle owner to buy read more »

Exporters get Rs. 91,149cr in GST refunds.

04-12-2018

New Delhi: The Central Board of Indirect Tax & Customs (CBIC) and state authorities have disposed of GST refunds worth Rs 91,149 crore to exporters, out of total claims of Rs 97,202 crore received so far.

A disposal rate of 93.8% has been achieved read more »

GST mop-ups dip below Rs. 1 lakh crore in November.

02-12-2018

New Delhi: The gross GST revenue collected in November totalled Rs 97,637, a shade lower than the previous month’s receipts of over Rs 1 lakh crore, posing fresh worries about the trajectory of GST collections in the months ahead.

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Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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DRI seizes foreign-made cigarettes worth Rs. 4 crore.

18-10-2018

PANAJI : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Wednesday raided several places in the state of Goa and seized cigarettes of foreign brands/ origin worth a whopping Rs 4-crore.   

DRI officials declined to speak officially on the raids claiming that the investigation read more »

Latest Judgements - SC Judgements on Service Matters
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21-08-2018 KUDRAT SANDHU Vs UNION OF INDIA

Service Matter - Regarding the CESTAT, it would be inappropriate to interpret service rules such that a Member (J) upon assuming office would have a tenure expiring after five years if it falls before attaining the age of 62 years - Hence the clarification issued for the ITAT is also applicable to members of the CESTAT - Regarding members of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), they would hold office until attainment of 65 years of age - However, chairpersons of the AFT who also served as judges of the Apex Court, would serve in such capacity till the age of 70 years - Lastly, regarding the Central Administrative Tribunal, the old service rules would apply.

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16-07-2018 KUDRAT SANDHU Vs UNION OF INDIA

Service Matter - Appointment of Tribunal Members - Clarifies that the retirement age for Technical Member of ITAT will be 62 and 65 for the President of the Tribunal.

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