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Integrated Central Excise and Service Tax Audit Manual 2015

As you are aware, the existing Central Excise Audit Manual and Service Tax Audit Manual were last updated in 2008 and 2011 respectively. Over the years the Central Excise and Service Tax statutes have undergone many changes and there have been regular feedback from field formation on the shortcomings in the existing audit manuals. ...

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Rajya Sabha Passes Finance Bill 2016

Finance bill 2016 was presented in Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley on 29th February 2016 and same was approved by Lok Sabha with Amendments on 5th May 2016. The bill was first Presented in Rajya Sabha for approval on 09th May 2016 and bill finally got the Approval of Rajya Sabha on […]...

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TARC Recommendations in four Reports submitted to Government

The Tax Administration Reforms Commission (TARC) headed by Dr. Parthasarathi Shome submitted its report in four volumes containing a total of 385 recommendations that pertain to Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and 201 recommendations that pertain to Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). ...

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Download Finance Bill 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha

THE FINANCE BILL, 2016- Bill No. 18-C of 2016- AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA ON 05.05.2016 Finance Bill 2016 was passed by Lok Sabha on 05.05.2016 as informed by us to our readers by our article  ‘Lok Sabha Passes Finance Bill 2016‘. In the Article we have attached notice of the amendment to Finance Bill, […]...

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Technology use for Expeditious Disposal of Assessment & Refunds

In FY 2015-16, 94% of income tax returns were filed online and 4.14 crore returns processed without any human intervention; More than 2.10 crore refunds amounting to Rs.1,22,425 crore were paid in FY 2015-16 as compared to Rs. 1,12,188 crore in the FY 2014-15 and Rs. 89,664 crore in the FY 2013-14;...

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Lok Sabha Passes Finance Bill 2016

As per the reports received by us Finance bill 2016 is passed by Lok Sabha today . Finance bill 2016 was having 128 clauses proposing amendment to Income Tax Act, 1961. Finance bill 2016 was presented in Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley  on 29th February 2016. Bill passed by Lok Sabha has 47 […]...

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Every Wednesday declared as taxpayers’ day by CBEC

We are pleased to inform you that CBEC vide Letter F. No. DGST/19/2015 dated 12.04.2016 to ICAI has informed that every Wednesday would be taxpayers day wherein heads of all offices in the field will meet the taxpayers/ other stakeholders from 9 AM to 1 PM without any prior appointment in order to address their grievances relating to Cen...

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Guidelines for Rewards to Informers of Tax Evasion

As per the guidelines, the Competent Authority may grant reward not exceeding 10% of the extra income-tax and wealth-tax levied and actually realized, but subject to a ceiling of Rs. 15,00,000/- (rupees fifteen lakhs only) if the aforesaid taxes are directly attributable to the information, including documents, supplied by the informant....

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ST3 Return filing date extended to 29th April 2016

Order NO. 1/2016-Service Tax (25/04/2016)

The Central Government has extended the date of filing of ST-3 returns to 29.04.2016 from 25.04.2016 owing to certain difficulties being faced by the taxpayers in the ACES application....

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CBEC takes Litigation Management & Dispute Resolution measures

CBEC takes Litigation Management and Dispute Resolution measures; Field formations file applications for withdrawal in 980 and 2174 cases in High Courts and CESTAT respectively as per the new threshold monetary limits prescribed; Out of this, High Courts allow withdrawal in 250 cases and CESTAT in 202 cases....

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