19 August 2016
Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has notified the effective date for operation of provisions regarding filing of specified revised returns under Central Excise Rules, 2002.
As per new sub-rules 12(8) and 17(7) inserted for this purpose, revised monthly return of production and removal of goods can be submitted...
3 March, 2016
The Indian Finance Minister presented today (29th of February) the Finance Budget for the year 2016-17. The Budget, which usually brings into force various tax proposals of the government for the next year, has brought some important changes in the Customs regime bringing some relief to the importers and exporters.
Dated: Mar 03, 2016
18 May, 2015
Finance Bill, 2015 has received President’s Assent and Finance Act, 2015 (20 of 2015) is in force from 14 May, 2015.
Major amendments include amendment to Section 28 of the Customs Act, 1962 to provide for non-imposition of penalty if duty with interest is paid within 30 days of receipt of show cause notice. The new provisions, relevant in case o...
28 February, 2015
The Finance Minister presented the Finance Bill, 2015 today. While no major relief has been announced on personal taxation, corporate taxes are proposed to be rationalised in a phased manner to bring down the rate of taxation. However, for the present, no change has been announced on rates of tax for companies. Incentives for investment in notified backward areas of Andhra P...
28 February, 2015
Finance Bill 2015 introduced in the Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Indian Parliament) today on 28-2-2015, has proposed certain relaxations in respect of penalty provisions under Central Excise and Customs Laws.
Section 28 of the Customs Act, 1962 is proposed to be amended to provide for non-imposition of penalty if the person to whom a show cause notice has been issued in ...
28 February 2015
Rate of Central Excise duty, which is levied on goods manufactured in India, have been revised upwards for several items. In its first full Budget presentation since taking office in June last year, the Finance Minister has today (28-2-2015) enhanced the rates of Central Excise duty to 12.5%. There is however a small breather inasmuch as exemption has been provided from the E...
28 August, 2014
Certain changes in service tax provisions announced in this year’s Union Budget will come into effect from 1st October, 2014. As per Finance (No. 2) Act, 2014, changes relating to negative list will come into effect from a date to be notified and this date has now been notified as 1-10-2014. The Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) has issued Notification No. 18/2014-S.T.,...
10 July 2014
Budget 2014 though on one hand brings some benevolent provisions in respect of applicability of Advance Ruling provisions to Private Limited Companies, the discretion of the Tribunal or the Commissioner (Appeals) in respect of grant of waiver of pre-deposit while filing appeals seems to have been withdrawn.
In continuance of the last year’s Budget amendments when resident Publi...
18th February, 2014
In the Indian Interim Budget 2014 certain changes have been made in the tariff structure in respect of excise and customs duties besides extending exemption from service tax to two sectors.
As per the Press Release issued by the Government of India, excise duty on all goods falling under Chapter 84 & 85 of the Schedule to the Central Excise Tariff Act has been red...
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