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Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016: Overview

162. Litigation is a scourge for a tax friendly regime and creates an environment of distrust in addition to increasing the compliance cost of the tax payers and administrative cost for the Government. There are about 3 lakh tax cases pending with the 1st Appellate Authority with disputed amount being 5.5 lakh crores. In order to reduce t...

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Video on delayed payment interest rate & limitation period increase

Vide Union Budget, 2016, Interest rates on delayed payment of duty/ taxes across all indirect taxes is proposed to be made uniform at 15% per annum, except in case of Service tax collected but not deposited with the Central Government, in which case the rate of interest will be 24% per annum from the date on which the Service tax payment ...

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Important changes in Excise & Customs effective from 01.04.2016

Under Excise & Customs, all changes in rates of duty take effect from the midnight of 29th February / 1st March, 2016. Some of the important changes are: Excise duty @ 1% without Cenvat credit on Inputs and Capital Goods (Cenvat credit available on Input Services)/ 12.5% with Cenvat credit on article of jewellery;...

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Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016: Doubt on success

Under Indirect Taxes, the scheme namely, the Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016 (the IDT DRS Scheme, 2016), introduced in the Union Budget, 2016 as the Governments positive intent to reduce litigation in Indirect Taxation, embraces an important question on its success quotient, considering its not-so-lucrative provisions....

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Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016

Clauses 209 to 215 of the Finance Bill, 2016  seeks to insert new Chapter XI to provide for the Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016. The said Scheme provides for settlement of the disputes pending before the Commissioner (Appeal) as on the 1st March, 2016, on payment of tax dues along with interest and twenty-five […]...

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Three New Cesses under Indirect Taxes

Though there is no major change in basic tax rates in direct and indirect taxes, the Budget 2016-17 talks of following three cesses- Clean Environment Cess (renamed from clean energy cess), Infrastructure Cess and Krishi Kalyan Cess....

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Union Budget 2016 Analysis For Layman & Tax Practitioners

Rebate under section 87A is increased to Rs. 5,000/- from Rs. 2000/-. [This rebate is available to individual resident in India whose taxable income does not exceed five lakh rupees.] [Applicable from A. Y. 2017-18]...

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Import of Goods at concessional Rate of Duty– Procedure simplified with A Demerit

The new rules namely, Customs (Import of Goods at Concessional Rate of Duty for Manufacture of Excisable Goods) Rules, 2016 shall come into force on 1.4.2016. As per new rules, following procedure is to be followed:-...

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Watch IBA -Taxguru webinar on Union Budget 2016

Taxguru has come up with Analysis of Indirect Tax Provisions of Union Budget 2016, Presented by Finance Minister Shri. Arun Jaitley on 29.02.2016 in Association with International Business Advisors (IBA).  In our Analysis we have covered the following Topics :- 1. Amendment in Cenvat Credit Provision 2. Key Amendment in Service Tax Provi...

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Amendment in Central Excise, Custom Duty & Service Tax

INDIRECT TAXES CENTRAL EXCISE Amendments made effective immediately The Clean Energy cess is to be renamed as Clean Environment cess. The effective rate of Clean Energy cess proposed to be increased from Rs.200 per tonne to Rs.400 per tonne . Infrastructure cess is to be levied on motor vehicles under heading 8703 subject to certain [&hel...

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