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Baggage Rules

Gold - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Gold

Duty payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 2903.00

Import Duty on Gold

Silver - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Silver

Duty payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3887.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
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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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Goods and Services Tax (CGST and IGST)

1. 

Exempts inter-State supplies of Skimmed milk powder, or concentrated milk, from the whole of the integrated tax leviable thereon under section 5 of the Integrated Good and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017), subject to the condition.
[IGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/247/2017-TRU; Dated 22.09.2017]
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2. 

Amends the notification No. 5/2017-Central Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 677(E)].
[CGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/117/2017-TRU Pt. II; Dated 22.09.2017]
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3. 

Amends the notification No. 5/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 670(E)].
[IGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/117/2017-TRU Pt. II; Dated 22.09.2017]
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4. 

Amends the notification No. 2/2017-Central Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 674(E)].
[CGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/117/2017-TRU Pt-II; Dated 22.09.2017]
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5. 

Amends the notification No. 2/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 667(E)].
[IGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/117/2017-TRU Pt-II; Dated 22.09.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Customs

1. 

The Customs and Central Excise Duties Drawback Rules, 2017 and All Industry Rates (AIRs) of Drawback related changes.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 609/76/2017-DBK; Dated 22.09.2017]
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2. 

Exchange Rates - Supersedes the notification No. 84/2017-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 7th September, 2017.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2017-Cus.V; Dated 21.09.2017]
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3. 

Drawback - Superseds the notification No. 131/2016-Customs (N.T.), dated the 31st October, 2016, published vide number [G.S.R. 1018(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. -; Dated 21.09.2017]
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4. 

The Customs and Central Excise Duties Drawback Rules, 2017.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 609/75/2017-DBK; Dated 21.09.2017]
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5. 

Implementing Electronic Sealing for containers by exporters under self-sealing procedure prescribed by Circular 26/2017-Cus dated 1st July, 2017 and Circular 36/2017 dated 28th August, 2017.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/08/2015-Cus.IV; Dated 20.09.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Central Excise

1. 

Advisory for following the prescribed provisions of law and Board's Instructions in the matter of collection of Duty.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. V/598/01/2017; Dated 07.09.2017]
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2. 

Clarification on requirement of submitting Bank certificate evidencing receipt of payment in freely convertible currency under Notification No. 45/2001-CE (N.T.) dated 26.06.2001 for export to Bhutan for specified Hydroelectric Projects.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 201/08/2010-CX.6; Dated 16.08.2017]
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3. 

Further amends the notification No.45/2001-Central Excise (N.T.), dated the 26th June, 2001 [G.S.R. 474(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 201/08/2010-CX.6; Dated 16.08.2017]
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4. 

Supersedes the notification No. 24/2008-C.E. (N.T.), dated the 23rd May, 2008 [G.S.R. 398(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 207/05/2014-CX.6; Dated 09.08.2017]
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5. 

Supersedes the notification No. 16/2011-Central Excise (N.T.), dated the 18th July, 2011 [G.S.R. 541(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 207/05/2014-CX.6; Dated 09.08.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Service Tax

1. 

The Service Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2017.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/18/2017-Service Tax; Dated 22.06.2017]
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2. 

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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3. 

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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4. 

Further amends the notification No. 30/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012 [G.S.R. 472 (E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 354/42/2016-TRU; Dated 13.04.2017]
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5. 

The Point of Taxation (Amendment) Rules, 2017.
[Notifications: F.No. 354/42/2016-TRU; Dated 13.04.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Other Matters

1. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 28/CH(EC)/2017; Dated 23.09.2017]
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2. 

Posting of Shri Manudev Jain, IRS (C&CE: 2014), Assistant Commissioner, Bangalore GST Zone to work in Directorate of International Customs (DIC) on loan basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. C.50/42/2016-Ad.II; Dated 21.09.2017]
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3. 

Extends the loan period of Shri Anuj Gogia, IRS {C&CE: 1992) with Enforcement Directorate for a period of six {06) months, i.e. upto 23.01.2018 or until further orders.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/103/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 19.09.2017]
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4. 

Extends the loan period of Shri Y P Singh, IRS (C&CE: 1991) with Enforcement Directorate for a period of six (06) months, i.e. upto 30.01.2018 or until further orders.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/103/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 19.09.2017]
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5. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 27/CH(EC)/2017; Dated 15.09.2017]
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Referencer Library - Discussion Board - Member's Queries

14-09-2017

Sir,

The goods imported by the passenger are detained against detention receipt if there is reasonable belief that goods are liable for confiscation and if adjudicating authority is not available immediately. After that, spot adjudication takes places on spot adjudication forms which are generally titled as read more »

Referencer Library - Latest Articles

CLASSIFICATION OF INDOLINONE.

23-06-2017

As per the Notification No. 9/2017-Cus. (ADD), dated 24-03-2017, anti-dumping duty (ADD) has been levied on import of Indolinone, 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 under the read more »

CLASSIFICATION OF ORGANIC CHEMICALS.

31-05-2017

Recently DGFT has notified the 'Indian Trade Classification (Harmonised Systems) of Import Items, 2017 [ITC (HS) 2017] vide Notification No. 36/2015-2020, dated 17-01-2017. As mentioned in the ITC (HS) 2017, certain items have been added in the most of the chapters.  Also, ITC (HS) codes of read more »

Anti-dumping, safeguard duties will be part of the value for levy of IGST.

23-05-2017

Under the GST regime, what is the status of anti-dumping and safeguard duties on imported goods?

Those duties are levied under the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 and so, they will not be affected. Some of the notifications read more »

Referencer Library - Latest News - Newspaper Headlines

Transfer fees may bring co-op socs under GST.

17-09-2017

Water, Power Charges Not In Tax Ambit

As many as 70,000 co-operative housing societies (CHS) in the state, including 50,000 in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), will have to register under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime as their annual collections (turnover) read more »

GST: Pharma sales growth sluggish at 2.4% in Aug.

16-09-2017

The organised pharma retail market was impacted in August with the market registering a sluggish growth rate of 2.4% in the aftermath of the implementation of the GST in July .Though sales in August showed a slight recovery over the previous month, which was in negative territory read more »

High value tax credit claims under scanner.

16-09-2017

The government is closely monitoring the “big fish”, who are claiming transitional tax credit after the launch of the GST. Armed with information that some elements were trying to “misuse” the window for transitional credit, authorities will closely scrutinise claims of Rs 50-60 crore and more, sources read more »

Referencer Library - Latest News - News on Corruption

Customs inspector from Delhi arrested in Rs 4.9cr smuggling case.

01-09-2017

A customs inspector was arrested for his alleged involvement in a Rs 4.9-crore steroids and growth hormones smuggling case by the officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in Delhi on Wednesday.

The accused, Gaurav Kumar (36), was posted at the Foreign Post Office in read more »

CBI arrests ED official for taking Rs 10L bribe.

25-08-2017

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an assistant director of the money laundering probe agency Enforcement Directorate (ED) for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10 lakh through a businessman. The agency did not clarify from whom assistant director Shashi Shekhar was taking the bribe and read more »


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