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Baggage Rules

Gold - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Gold

Duty payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 2930.00

Import Duty on Gold

Silver - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Silver

Duty payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3939.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
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
01.04.2013 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 - Customs

1.  Drawback - Further amends the notification No. 110/2015-Customs (N.T.), dated the 16th November, 2015 [G.S.R. 861(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 609/35/2016-DBK; Dated 24.06.2016]
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2.  Exchange Rates - Amends the notification No. 87/2016-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 2nd June, 2016.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2016-Cus.V; Dated 24.06.2016]
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3.  Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Paste Resin - Imposes definitive anti-dumping duty on "Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Paste Resin" originating in or exported from Korea RP, Taiwan, China PR, Malaysia, Thailand and European Union for a period of five years.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/92/2015-TRU; Dated 23.06.2016]
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4.  Exchange Rates - Amends the notification No. 87/2016-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 2nd June, 2016.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2016-Cus.V; Dated 23.06.2016]
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5.  Amends notification No. 53/2011-Customs dated 1st July, 2011 to provide deeper tariff concessions in respect of specified goods imported from Malaysia under the India-Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (IMCECA) w.e.f. 30.06.2016.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/43/2009-TRU; Dated 21.06.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Central Excise

1.  Further amends the notification No.67/95-Central Excises, dated the 16th March, 1995 [G.S.R. 259(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/34/2016-TRU; Dated 14.06.2016]
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2.  Further amends the notification No.214/86-Central Excises, dated the 25th March, 1986 [G.S.R. 547(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/34/2016-TRU; Dated 14.06.2016]
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3.  Levy of excise duty on readymade garments and made articles of textiles bearing a brand name or sold under a brand name and having a retail sale price of Rs. 1000 or more.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 332/5/2016-TRU; Dated 14.06.2016]
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4.  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 Instructions F.No. 278A/43/2007-Legal dated 05.12.2007.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 278A/21/2015-Legal; Dated 09.06.2016]
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5.  Instructions on information returns to be furnished under Notification No. 4/2016-ST dated 1S.02.2016.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 221/01/2016-CX.6; Dated 06.06.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Service Tax

1.  Exempts the taxable services by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from outside India upto the customs station in India with respect to which the invoice for the service has been issued on or before the 31st May, 2016, from the whole of service tax leviable.
[Notifications: F.No. B-1/21/2016-TRU; Dated 23.06.2016]
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2.  Exempts taxable services with respect to which the invoice for the service has been issued on or before the 31st May, 2016, from the whole of Krishi Kalyan Cess leviable thereon, subject to condition that the provision of service has been completed on or before the 31st May, 2016.
[Notifications: F.No. B-1/21/2016-TRU; Dated 23.06.2016]
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3.  Speedy disbursal of pending refund claims of exporters of services under rule 5 of the CENV AT Credit Rules, 2004.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/62/2015-Service Tax; Dated 15.06.2016]
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4.  Amends notification No. 30/2012-Service Tax dated 20th June, 2012, so as to prescribe extent of payment of service tax by a business entity as a recipient of services provided by senior advocates.
[Notifications: F.No. B-1/7/2016-TRU; Dated 06.06.2016]
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5.  The Service Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2016 - Amends Service Tax Rules, 1994 so as to specify the business entity as the person liable to service tax in respect of services provided by senior advocates.
[Notifications: F.No. B-1/7/2016-TRU; Dated 06.06.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Other Matters

1.  AGT 2016 in the grade of Additional Commissioner/ Joint Commissioner.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22012/04/2016-Ad.II; Dated 23.06.2016]
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2.  Ante-dated promotion to Shri K.V. Ganesh Prasad to the grade of Assistant Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/53/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 22.06.2016]
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3.  Appointment of the Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai-I as Reviewing Authority.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/03/2016-Ad.II; Dated 21.06.2016]
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4.  Posting of Shri Nikhil Chandra, Additonal Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22012/05/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 15.06.2016]
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5.  Additional charge to the Members of CBEC.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. C-50/25/2000-Ad.II; Dated 15.06.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest News - Newspaper Headlines

Krishi cess only on services rendered, billed post-May 31.

25-06-2016

Mumbai: The unintended retrospective tax impact that had crept into the realm of service tax, due to the introduction of the 0.5% Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC), has been removed. The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) issued a notification on Thursday granting exemption from KKC read more »

Rs 84 lakh gold found in toilet of aircraft by Customs.

27-05-2016

The Customs seized gold worth Rs 84 lakh from a plane's toilet on Thursday. The plane was flying on the Dubai-Mumbai route. The gold was concealed in a panel above the smoke detector.

Official said that they received specific information about gold stored inside read more »

Survey: Most flyers prefer to pay Customs duty via cards.

23-05-2016

Some bring bags packed with electronic goods or liquor bottles, others may walk in, gleaming with jewellery and designer bags. But most passengers who shop abroad don't have much of a clue on what could get them into trouble with the men-in-white who man the red green read more »

Referencer Library - Latest News - News on Corruption

33 IRS officers sacked for not performing.

06-05-2016

Asked To Take Compulsory Retirement

The government has sacked 33 revenue service officers, including seven from the coveted Group A services, for non-performance, the finance ministry said on Thursday.

The move follows PM Modi's advisory to all secretaries a couple read more »


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