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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 2796.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3723.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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H = Gazetted Holidays
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List of Holidays

D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
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

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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Extension of time limit for submitting the declaration in FORM GST TRAN-1 under rule 120A of the Central Goods and Service Tax Rules, 2017.
[CGST Orders: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST; Dated 15.11.2017]
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2. 

Extension of time limit for submitting the declaration in FORM GST TRAN-1 under rule 117 of the Central Goods and Service Tax Rules, 2017.
[CGST Orders: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST; Dated 15.11.2017]
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3. 

Exempts all taxpayers from payment of tax on advances received in case of supply of goods.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST(Pt); Dated 15.11.2017]
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4. 

Exempts suppliers of services through an e-commerce platform from obtaining compulsory registration.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST(Pt); Dated 15.11.2017]
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5. 

Limits the maximum late fee payable for delayed filing of return in FORM GSTR-3B from October, 2017 onwards.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST(Pt); Dated 15.11.2017]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Increases the import duty leviable on goods falling under heading 1201 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975).
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/203/2012-TRU; Dated 17.11.2017]
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2. 

PX-13 and TDQ & MBTS - Review in the matter of continuation of antidumping duty on imports of,- a) PX-13 and TDQ originating in and exported from the European Union and MOR originating in and exported from the Peoples Republic of China imposed vide notification No. 67/2011-Customs (ADD) dated the 28th July, 2011 [G.S.R. 582(E)]; and b) MBTS originating in and exported from the Peoples Republic of China, imposed vide notification No. 98/2011-Customs (ADD) dated the 20th October, 2011 [G.S.R. 775(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/123/2005-TRU (Pt-I); Dated 17.11.2017]
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3. 

Further amends the notification No. 50/2017 Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 785(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/203/2012-TRU; Dated 17.11.2017]
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4. 

Forwarding of samples for testing to the Outside Laboratories.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 401/243/2016-Cus.III; Dated 16.11.2017]
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5. 

Exchange Rates - Supercedes the notification No. 103/2017-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 2nd November, 2017.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2017-Cus.V; Dated 16.11.2017]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

(a) appoints the officers mentioned in the Table as the Central Excise officers; (b) vests such officers with all powers under the Central Excise Act, 1944 and the rules made thereunder and the Finance Act, 1994 and the rules made thereunder; and (c) assigns - (i) such Central Excise officers mentioned in the Table, and (ii) Principal Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax or Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax; (iii) Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax (Audit); and (iv) Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax (Appeals), with the jurisdiction mentioned in the said Table, for the purpose mentioned in the said Table.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 137/13/2017-Service Tax; Dated 17.10.2017]
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2. 

Amends the notification No. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 793(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU(Pt-1); Dated 03.10.2017]
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3. 

Appoints a fresh panel of Sr./Jr. Standing Counsels of CBEC to handle litigation of Indirect Taxes before various High Courts and other fora, in terms of Instruction F. No. 278A/43/2007-Legal dated 05.12.2007.
[Office Orders: F.No. 278A/33/2016-Legal; Dated 05.10.2017]
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4. 

Writing off of arrears of Central Excise, Service Tax and Customs duty - Constitution of Committees to advise the authority for writing off of arrears.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 296/202/2017-CX-9; Dated 03.10.2017]
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5. 

Advisory for following the prescribed provisions of law and Board's Instructions in the matter of collection of Duty.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. V/598/01/2017; Dated 07.09.2017]
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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

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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2. 

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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3. 

The Service Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2017.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/18/2017-Service Tax; Dated 22.06.2017]
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4. 

Further amends the notification No.25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012 [G.S.R. 467(E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 354/75/2017-TRU; Dated 04.05.2017]
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5. 

Extends the date of submission of the Form ST-3 for the period from 1st October 2016 to 31st March 2017, from 25th April, 2017 to 30th April, 2017.
[Orders: F.No. 137/99/2011-Service Tax; Dated 25.04.2017]
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Others - Latest C.B.E. & C Orders on Promotions, Transfers, etc.
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1. 

Extends the loan period of Shri Jyotiraditya, IRS (C&CE:2010) with the National Investigation Agency under Ministry of Home Affairs for a period of six (06) months.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22013/06/2017-Ad.ll; Dated 17.11.2017]
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2. 

Notional promotion to Shri Sunil Kumar Katiyar to the grade of Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise on ad-hoc basis, with effect from 22.10.2014 i.e. the date his juniors were promoted in the grade of Assistant Commissioner vide order dated 22.10.2014 and actual with effect from 27.02.2017, i.e. the date he assumed the charge of the promotional post with arrears of pay.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/36/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 17.11.2017]
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3. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 35/CH(EC)/2017; Dated 10.11.2017]
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4. 

Allocates charge of the Member (Budget) to Dr. John Joseph as Member of Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC).
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. C-50/25/2000-Ad.ll; Dated 08.11.2017]
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5. 

Shri. John Joseph, Member, CBEC, to continue to hold the charge of the post of Director General, DGGSTI, with immediate effect.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/02/2017-Ad.II; Dated 07.11.2017]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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16-11-2017

Sir,

Conditions for import of gold in terms of 50 of 2017 are as follows.

1 (a) the duty is paid in convertible foreign currency

(b) the quantity of import does not exceed ten kilograms of gold and one hundred kilograms of silver per eligible passenger and

2. the gold read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members

CLASSIFICATION OF OFLOXACIN ACID (O-ACID).

30-10-2017

As per the Notification No. 35/2017-Cus. (ADD), dated 13-07-2017, Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD) has been levied on import of Ofloxacin Acid (O-Acid) originating in, or exported from, the People's Republic of China. The said goods is specified in column (3) of the table of the said notification falling read more »

CLASSIFICATION OF DIOCTYL ORTHOPHTHALATE.

18-09-2017

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (C.B.E. & C.) has clarified in para 3 of the Instruction No. 7/2017-Customs, dated 06-06-2017 that Di­octyl Orthophthalate shall continue to be classified under Tariff Item 2917 32 00. Contents of para 3 are as men­tioned below :

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New anomalies in CBEC rules.

24-07-2017

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has issued a useful Circular No. 29/2017-Cus., dated July 17, removing some operational difficulties of Export Oriented Units (EOUs). It should now resolve some more export issues.

CBEC says till this month-end, EOUs may use read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines

CRACKING THE WHIP - Eateries may land in soup for profiteering after GST cut.

18-11-2017

New Delhi: Unhappy with the price hike by restaurants after a steep reduction in the goods and services tax (GST), the government is looking to invoke anti-profiteering provisions.

While restaurants are free to alter prices due to higher costs, most read more »

PASSING ON BENEFITS - Anti-profiteering authority under GST gets Cabinet nod.

17-11-2017

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved setting up of a National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST to ensure that consumers get the benefit of reduced prices under the new tax regime.

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said there read more »

Govt asks cos to pass on 8-9% GST gain right away.

17-11-2017

New Delhi: The government is asking consumer goods companies as well as others dealing with over 200 items, where the goods and services tax (GST) has been reduced, to immediately pass on the gains to consumers.

A senior officer told read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption

A custom of corruption haunts Customs dept.

03-11-2017

The arrest of a Customs inspector last week is the latest example of the systemic rot and corruption that has gripped the department; Commissioner looks at `remedial measures'

Something is rotten in the state of affairs at the Mumbai Customs. In the latest read more »

Fake bills to claim duty drawbacks - How a Customs officer's `silence' aided a big scam.

31-10-2017

Mirror delves into how a high-ranking Intelligence officer colluded with a group of men posing as import and export businessmen to help them claim crores in duties

Shylender Singh, an inspector attached to the Customs department's special investigation and intelligence branch (SIIB), who read more »


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