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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3104.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3663.00

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

Referencer for GST Acts 2018 (First Edition)

A Collection of the Goods and Services Tax Acts as amended from time to time.

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Referencer for Air Customs Officers (Second Edition)

A Complete Collection of All the Government of India’s & CBEC's Orders on the Clearance of International Passengers and Baggage at Airports and Seaports
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Referencer for Import Docks Officers (First Edition)

An Exhaustive Collection of All the Government of India’s, CBEC's and Local Commissionerate's Orders on the Clearance of Containerized Cargo Imported at Docks, CFSs and ICDs
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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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Modification of the procedure for interception of conveyances for inspection of goods in movement, and detention, release and confiscation of such goods and conveyances, as clarified in Circular Nos. 41/15/2018-GST dated 13.04.2018 and 49/23/2018-GST dated 21.06.2018.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. CBEC/20/16/03/2017-GST; Dated 14.09.2018]
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2. 

Clarification regarding processing of refund claims filed by UIN entitles.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 349/48/2017-GST; Dated 14.09.2018]
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3. 

Brings section 52 of the CGST Act (provisions related to TCS) into force w.e.f 01.10.2018.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 13.09.2018]
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4. 

Brings section 51 of the CGST Act (provisions related to TDS) into force w.e.f 01.10.2018.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 13.09.2018]
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5. 

The Central Goods and Services Tax (Tenth Amendment) Rules, 2018.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 13.09.2018]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Tariff Value - Further amends the notification No. 36/2001-Customs (N.T.) dated the 3rd August, 2001 [S.O. 748(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 467/01/2018-Cus.V; Dated 14.09.2018]
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2. 

Flat Base Steel Wheels - Rescinds the notification No. 3/2013-Customs (ADD), dated the 26th March, 2013 [G.S.R. 194(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/10/2007-TRU (Pt. II); Dated 13.09.2018]
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3. 

Flat Base Steel Wheels - Review in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Flat Base Steel Wheels’ falling under the sub-heading 8708 70, originating in, or exported from China PR, imposed vide notification No. 3/2013-Customs (ADD), dated the 26th March, 2013 [G.S.R. 194(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/10/2007-TRU (Pt. II); Dated 13.09.2018]
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4. 

Further amends the notification No. 158/95-Customs, dated the 14th November, 1995 [G.S.R. 744(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 356/13/2014-TRU (Pt); Dated 11.09.2018]
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Exchange Rates - Superseds the Notification No. 74/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 16th August, 2018.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2018-Cus.V; Dated 07.09.2018]
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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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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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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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Posting of Shri M Arun Kanth, IRS (C&CE: 2007), Joint Commissioner, O/o the Commissioner (Audit), Kochi to the grade of Deputy Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat vide Cabinet Secretariat's Order No. 2/3/2018-DO II (A) dated 10.09.2018.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/86/2016-Ad.II; Dated 14.09.2018]
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2. 

Transfer and posting in the grade of Deputy Commissioner of Customs, GST and Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22013/08/2018-Ad.II; Dated 12.09.2018]
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3. 

Transfer and postings in the grades of Additional/Joint Commissioner of Customs, GST and Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22012/04/2018-Ad.II; Dated 12.09.2018]
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4. 

Selection of Shri P. Narasimha Rao, IRS (C&CE:2005) for appointment to the post of Director (Finance) in Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Corporation Ltd. (TSSPOCL).
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/9112018-Ad.ll; Dated 07.09.2018]
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5. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 11/CH(IC)/2018; Dated 07.09.2018]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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31-08-2018

Please provide the definitions of Terms of delivery terms: DDU, DAP, DDP, CIF and EXW as per latest incoterms

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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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CA, two businessmen arrested for GST fraud.

07-09-2018

Mumbai: The central GST authorities in Thane on Wednesday arrested two businessmen and a chartered accountant for allegedly floating fake companies and fraudulently claiming input tax credit on transactions of over Rs 60 crore.

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523 RARE TORTOISES SEIZED FROM TRAIN PASSENGER.

07-09-2018

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), in a joint operation with the wildlife and forest department, seized 523 star tortoises from a woman passenger coming from Comibatore.

Acting on a tip-off, the Mumbai zonal unit arrested the woman, travelling from Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh to read more »

4-ton ‘shark fin’ cargo offloaded in Malaysia.

05-09-2018

Mumbai: A container carrying “ray skin” that left Chennai for Hong Kong a couple of days ago was offloaded at Malaysia on Tuesday at the behest of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) as the agency suspects its contents to be 4,000kg shark fins. The DRI, which 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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