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Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3212.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3849.00

Import Duty on Silver

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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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Amends to the CGST Rules, 2017. This notification amends rule 96(10) to allow exporters who have received capital goods under the EPCG scheme to claim refund of the IGST paid on exports and align rule 89(4B) to make it consistent with rule 96(10) - The Central Goods and Services Tax (Twelfth Amendment) Rules, 2018.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 09.10.2018]
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Amends the CGST Rules, 2017. This notification restores rule 96(10) to the position that existed before the amendment carried out in the said rule by notification No. 39/2018-Central Tax dated 04.09.2018 - The Central Goods and Services Tax (Eleventh Amendment) Rules, 2018.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 09.10.2018]
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3. 

Notifies the constitution of the Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling in the Union Territories (without legislature).
[UTGST Notifications: F.No. S-31011/21/2016-ST-I-DoR-Pt.I; Dated 08.10.2018]
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Notifies the constitution of the Authority for Advance Ruling in the Union Territories (without legislature).
[UTGST Notifications: F.No. S-31011/21/2016-ST-I-DoR-Pt.I; Dated 08.10.2018]
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Notifications issued under CGST Act, 2017 applicable to Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Act, 2017.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/360/2018-TRU; Dated 05.10.2018]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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Procedure to be followed in cases of manufacturing or other operations undertaken in bonded warehouses under section 65 of the Customs Act.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 484/03/2015-LC; Dated 18.10.2018]
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Flax yarn below 70 Lea count - Anti-smuggling on the import of ‘Flax yarn below 70 Lea count’ falling under tariff sub-headings 5306 10 and 5306 20, originating in, or exported from China PR.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/380/2018-TRU; Dated 18.10.2018]
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Straight Length Bars and Rods of Alloy Steel - Anti-dumping duty on the import of “Straight Length Bars and Rods of Alloy Steel” falling under heading 7228, originating in, or exported from China PR.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/354/2018-TRU; Dated 18.10.2018]
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Exchange Rates - Superseds the Notification No. 85/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 4th October, 2018.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2018-Cus.V; Dated 18.10.2018]
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Phthalic Anhydride - Sunset review in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Phthalic Anhydride’ falling under the tariff item of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, originating in or exported from Korea RP, Taiwan and Israel, imposed vide notification No. 58/2012-Customs (ADD), dated the 24th December, 2012 [G.S.R. 924 (E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/206/2012-TRU (Pt. III); Dated 15.10.2018]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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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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2. 

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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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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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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‘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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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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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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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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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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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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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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DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 17/CH(IC)/2018; Dated 18.10.2018]
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Empanels the officers for promotion to the grade of Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Cenlral Excise in the Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise) on regular basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.32012/21/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 17.10.2018]
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Empanels Shri G.V. Naik, Commissioner (Retd.) for promotion to the grade of Chief Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in the India Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise) (Presently Principal Commissioner) in the pay scale of Rs. 22400-24500/- (pre-revised) on notional basis w.e.f. 31.07.2002 against the panel year 2001-02.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. C-18011/35/2012-Ad.II; Dated 15.10.2018]
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DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 16/CH(IC)/2018; Dated 12.10.2018]
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AISL - Final Seniority List in the grade of Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise (SAC) in respect of officers appointed to the SAG during the period 2008-09 to 2011-12 - Corrigendum.
[Service Matters: F.No. A-32012/54/2017-Ad.II (Pt.ll) ; Dated 11.10.2018]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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19-10-2018

Good morning Sir with Season's greeting,

Goods imported with willful mis-statement, and therefore, the case was adjudicated and goods were ordered to be released on payment of RF/Duty, interest and PP (PP Rs. 50 thousand).

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Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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How prone is GST to evasion?

03-09-2018

Recently, the Finance Minister of a State, who was also responsible for signing the GST and is now a member of the GST Council, made a remark that some shell companies are coming up which are designed to evade GST. According to him, this could have been read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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GST relief can make cruise ship tickets 50% cheaper.

20-10-2018

Mumbai: The Indian National Cruise Lines Association (INCLA) wants the government to give tax waivers to halve the price of tickets for passenger cruises. The body wants 18% GST on cruise tickets to be brought down to 5%, on the lines of economy class airfare. It also read more »

Exports dip 2% despite sharp Re depreciation.

16-10-2018

New Delhi: India’s exports declined over 2% in September, despite a steep depreciation of the rupee, but the government dismissed it as a blip and blamed high base for the first fall in value of shipments in five months.

A late evening statement showed read more »

DRI to seek custody of hawala dealer for smuggling out foreign currency - Mohd Farooq Part of Syndicate That Used Bogus Docus: Officials.

14-10-2018

Mumbai: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) will seek the custody of hawala dealer Mohammad Farooq in a case of smuggling of foreign currency, obtained fraudulently on the basis of fabricated documents showing imports and exports totalling Rs180 crore, out of the country.

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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 »



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