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Cabinet approves Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved to introduce a Bill, namely, the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that is the Bill to replace the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 (12 of 2019).  The Bill will be introduced in ensuing session of the Parliament....

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Advisory for Taxpayers to file Refund for Multiple Tax period

1. Refund application filing for multiple tax period is available for below grounds of refund:a. Export of Goods & Services-Without payment of Taxb. Supplies made to SEZUnit/SEZDeveloper-Without payment of Tax2. Refund application can be filed using refund application Form GST-RFD-01A & selecting a particular tax period 3. The multiple ta...

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SEZ Rules to be aligned with GST laws by July end

Centre will come out with amendments to Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Rules, 2006 synchronised with Goods and Services Tax (GST) laws by end of this month, a top official in the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today....

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GST-a real major incentive for making investments in SEZs

Though imposition of Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT) in 2011 slowed down growth of special economic zones (SEZs), but implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) provides wonderful opportunity for making investments in Indian SEZs, a top Commerce Ministry official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today....

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‘SEZ India’ app launched by Commerce Ministry

A Mobile app named “SEZ India” has been launched by the Commerce Secretary on 06.1.2017. App would help SEZ Units and Developers to find information easily and track their transactions on SEZ Online System. ...

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FAQs on Exchange Earner’s Foreign Currency Account

Q 1. What is an EEFC Account and what are its benefits? Ans. Exchange Earners’ Foreign Currency Account (EEFC) is an account maintained in foreign currency with an Authorised Dealer Category – I bank i.e. a bank authorized to deal in foreign exchange. It is a facility provided to the foreign exchange earners, including exporte...

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Role of IT Sector is Crucial to Promote E-Governance – FM

FM: Role of IT Sector is Crucial in Order to Promote E-Governance for Empowering Citizens; to Promote the Inclusive and Sustainable Growth of the Electronics, IT and ITeS Industries and Enhancing India’s Role in Internet Governance...

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MoC urges Finance Minister to restore MAT and DDT exemption to SEZ

As per the original provisions under the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) Act, 2005 and Rules, 2006, exemption from Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) in the case of SEZ Developers and Units as also the exemption from Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) for SEZ Developers were granted....

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Effect of MAT on SEZ on Investors

The provisions of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) have been made applicable to Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Developers and Units with effect from 1st April, 2012. The SEZ sector has seen a sharp slowdown due to a number of reasons including withdrawal of exemption from MAT and Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) provisions, uncertain fiscal regime...

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India Do not have the Concept of Tax Free Zones

There is no concept called Tax Free Zones as such in operation. However, there are schemes like Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Export Oriented Units (EOUs) which provide tax exemptions. Both above schemes are administered by the Department of Commerce. ...

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