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  • One day Training on Government e-Market Place (GeM) and Competition Law for Group 'A' officers of CBEC on 20th February, 2018 click here
  • Circular on Proper officer under sections 73 and 74 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 and under the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 has been uploaded
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  • Training Schedule of GeM & e-Procurement Click Here
  • Customs duty Calculator will not functional from 02-Feb-2018 at 00:00 hrs till the updates of duty rates as per changes made in the Union Budget 2018-19
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  • Field formations are informed that from this Month onwards : 1) DDM-CUS-1 has been modified with new column i.e 'IGST-REFUND' and this is to be uploaded since the Month of July-2017 onwards. 2) DDM-ST-1 has been restarted,so field formations are requested to upload the data since the Month of July-2017 onwards. 3) DRI-CUS-7 has been modified with new group i.e 'Recovery by way of disposal of goods' which is to be uploaded from the current Month ,i.e, Jan-2018.
  • GNIT E-tender for CCAMC for 22 in number Category-II Vessels dated 29.01.2018. closing date of tender is 15.03.2018 1300 hours.click here
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  • ATTN: BUDGET UPDATE :On account of Budget 2018-2019, due to be presented on "1-Feb-2018", filing of B.E.'s would not be available from 1700 hrs onwards on "1-Feb-2018" till completion of updation of all changes in the ICES 1.5
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  • Chairman CBEC's weekly newsletter dated 25.01.2018click here
  • CGST Rules as amended upto 23/01/2018 have been uploaded click here
  • Important information for the field click here
  • Notifications for notifying e-way Bill website and amended CGST Rules have been uploaded. Notifications for reduction in Late fees for various returns also uploaded.
  • Immediate Attention: Registration and Requisition letter issued for Next Dept. Exam. of Inspectors to be held from 13.03.2018 to 16.03.2018. Please download the same from www.nacenkanpur.gov.in.
  • Departmental Examination for promotion of Ministerial Officers to rescheduled to be held from 20.02.2018 to 22.02.2018
  • Letter to all CCs/DGs informing DGHRD Swachhta Whatapp Numberclick here
  • Reports on user Experienceclick here
  • Removing "Retired, but PPO not issued" figures reflecting on "Bhavishya" portal screenclick here
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5.Challenges Before the Service Tax Administration in India.

            Service tax administration in India has before it multi-dimensional challenges. Some of them are related to the very nature and growth of service sector in the economy and others relate to procedural aspects of the service tax collection.

            The growth of service sector at a high rate offers opportunities as well as challenges to bring under the tax net hitherto uncovered services. This offers tremendous revenue potential to the Government. It is expected that in due course Service Tax would reduce the tax burden on international trade (Customs duty) and domestic manufacturing sector (Excise duty). So a planned growth of service tax would be commensurate with the goals of economic liberalization and globalization. This process requires levy of taxes on new services without substantial rise in the rate or cost of collection.

          The proposed Goods and Service Tax is a part of the tax reforms that centre around evolving an efficient and harmonized consumption tax system in the country. Presently, there are parallel systems of indirect taxation at the Central and State level. The existing Service Tax System poses an imminent challenge, to reform its synergies, to eventually harmonize itself in the GST regime, as and when it is rolled out. Successful integration of goods and service tax would give India a world-class tax system and will bring in improved tax collection. In a way, it will boost our economy and enable us to compete at the global front. As a result, our system will eventually match the international standard in the sphere of indirect taxation. It will also end the long standing distortions of differential treatments to the manufacturing and service sectors. The effort to prepare for a smooth integration with the GST without any hardship to public is a big challenge that needs to be handled at the field as well policy level.

The Department has taken several steps to upgrade the skill of the officers handling Service Tax and equip them with necessary expertise. Training programmes on the issues related to Service Tax are regularly conducted for the Departmental officers. A Manual for scrutiny of Service Tax Returns has been prepared by the CBEC to enable the Departmental officers to carry out the scrutiny of Service Tax returns in a methodical and systematic manner. At the same time, the Govt. has also taken several facilitation measures for the tax payers. To enable them to understand the basic issues related to Service Tax, a booklet on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Service Tax has been published and the FAQ has also been put up on the Departmental website. A comprehensive guide titled "Taxation of Services: An education guide" is also available on the website which covers the Negative lists and other changes w.e.f 01-07-2012. Open House sessions, Seminars etc. are also organized by the field formations to help the assesses and solve their problems.