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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 5912.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 6018.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.01.2020    21%
01.07.2019    17%
01.01.2019    12%
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
01.07.2019 07.90%
01.10.2018 08.00%
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 time limit for filing an application for revocation of cancellation of registration for specified taxpayers.
[CGST Orders: F.No. CBEC-20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 25.06.2020]
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2. 

Provides relief by lowering of interest rate for a prescribed time for tax periods from February, 2020 to July, 2020.
[UTGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 24.06.2020]
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3. 

Provides relief by lowering of interest rate for a prescribed time for tax periods from February, 2020 to July, 2020.
[IGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 24.06.2020]
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4. 

Brings into force Section 134 of Finance Act, 2020 in order to bring amendment to Section 25 of IGST Act w.e.f. 30.06.2020.
[IGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC- 20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 24.06.2020]
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5. 

Extends due date for furnishing FORM GSTR-3B for supply made in the month of August, 2020 for taxpayers with annual turnover up to Rs. 5 crore.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 24.06.2020]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Flat rolled product of steel, plated or coated with alloy of Aluminium and Zinc - Anti-Dumping Duty on the import of Flat rolled product of steel, plated or coated with alloy of Aluminium and Zinc, falling under headings 7210, 7212, 7225 and 7226, originating in, or exported from China PR, Vietnam and Korea RP.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/109/2019-TRU; Dated 23.06.2020]
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2. 

Constitution of regular panel of Senior/ Junior Standing Counsels for handling cases of Indirect taxation of CBIC before the various High Courts and other fora; Renewal/Fresh appointment of Counsels.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 278A/07/2017-Legal (Pt.); Dated 22.06.2020]
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3. 

Paperless Customs – Electronic Communication of PDF Based Copies of Shipping Bill & e-Gatepass to Custom Brokers/Exporters.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/26/2019-Cus.IV; Dated 22.06.2020]
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4. 

Procedure for Transhipment of Export Cargo from Bangladesh to third countries through Land Customs Stations (LCSs) to Port/Airport, in containers or closed bodied trucks).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 550/02/2018-LC; Dated 22.06.2020]
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5. 

Appointment of Special Adjudicators - Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority by DGRI.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. DRI/HQ-CI/50D/CAA-35/2019/CI; Dated 21.06.2020]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Circular on Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019 - Amends Circular No. 1071/4/2019-CX.8.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 267/78/2019/CX.8-Pt.III; Dated 29.05.2020]
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2. 

Amends SVLDRS Rules, 2019.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 267/50/2020-CX.8; Dated 14.05.2020]
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3. 

Amends notification No. 04/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Road and Infrastructure Cess (RIC) collected as additional duty of excise on petrol and diesel by Rs. 8 per litre.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-1); Dated 05.05.2020]
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4. 

Amends notification No. 05/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Special Additional Excise Duty (SAED) on petrol by Rs. 2 per lire and on diesel by Rs. 5 per litre.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-1); Dated 05.05.2020]
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5. 

Amends notification No. 04/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Road and Infrastructure Cess (RIC) collected as additional duty of excise on petrol and diesel by Rs. 1 per litre.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-1); Dated 13.03.2020]
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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Provisions in the Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 regarding reversal of credit.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/32/2014-Service Tax; Dated 05.07.2019]
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2. 

Taxability of the service of access to a road or bridge in the period 8-11-2016 to 1-12-2016.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/3/2016-Service Tax(Part-I); Dated 21.05.2019]
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3. 

Directs the service tax payable under section 66B of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), on the services provided by training providers (project implementation agencies) under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana under the Ministry of Rural Development by way of offering skill or vocational training courses certified by the National Council for Vocational Training, in the said period, but for the said practice, shall not be required to be paid.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/14/2018-Service Tax; Dated 06.03.2019]
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4. 

Applicability of Service Tax on Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Finance Corporation (IFC).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 354/321/2018-TRU; Dated 15.01.2019]
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5. 

Directs the service tax payable under section 66B of the Finance Act, 1994, on the services by way of granting of "right of way" by "local authorities", as defined in sub-section (7) of section 3 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, in the period commencing on and from the lst day of July, 2012 and ending with the 30th day of June, 2017, but for the practice, shall not be required to be paid.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/12/2018-Service Tax; Dated 30.11.2018]
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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. 19/CH(IC)/2020; Dated 22.06.2020]
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2. 

Placing the services of Shri Prasad Adelli, IRS(C&CE:2002) for appointment to the post of Additional Director (Investigation) SFIO under Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/84/2019-Ad.II; Dated 19.06.2020]
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3. 

Transfer/Posting in the grade of Commissioner of Customs, GST & Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22011/04/2020-Ad.II; Dated 17.06.2020]
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4. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 18/CH(IC)/2020; Dated 15.06.2020]
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5. 

Transfer / Posting in the grade of Additional / Joint Commissioner of Customs, GST & Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/01/2020-Ad.II; Dated 12.06.2020]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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25-06-2020

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A Container was imported with goods description as personal effects three months back. The purpose of import may be to clear the goods under baggage rules, 2016 (Transfer of Residence). As the clearance not affected within the thirty read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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Amendment to Customs Act to confuse traders.

17-02-2020

The Government, through the Finance Bill, 2020 (Clause 108), has pro­posed to amend the Customs Act, 1962, introducing a new Chapter V AA (Sec­tion 28DA) for administration of Rules of Origin (RoO) under Trade Agreements. The idea is to cast onerous responsibilities on the importer and give read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Foreign cigarettes seized in Hyderabad.

14-06-2020

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Commissioner’s Task Force (North) raided a house in Chandrayangutta and seized a huge cache of smuggled foreign cigarettes worth around Rs 12 lakh.

Acting on a tip off, the Task Force caught Mohammed Ahmed (50) of Al Jubail colony in Chandrayangutta who had read more »

Rs 4 crore red sanders smuggling bid foiled, two arrested.

14-06-2020

MUMBAI: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested two people and stopped a gang trying to smuggle Rs 4 crore out of the country by declaring it as onions.

The DRI received a tip that red sanders, which is prohibited per the Exim Policy, was read more »

Imported cigarettes worth Rs. 3 crore seized.

25-05-2020

Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in association with SGST personnel seized a huge quantity of foreign cigarettes imported illegally. The stocks were being transported from New Delhi, the DRI officials said.

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Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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CBI books GST officer for disproportionate assets.

29-02-2020

Mumbai: The CBI has registered a case against assistant commissioner, CGST, Deepak Pandit, for possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Three of Pandit’s family members have been booked too.

Searches were conducted at six premises in Mumbai belonging to Pandit on 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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