State Excise Law
International trade and commerce have a significant impact on a country’s economy. In a consumer–driven economy, India imports a range of goods and services to fulfil local demand. To generate revenue in order to meet the working requirements, excise duty is an essential pillar for any country’s economy. Excise duty is a type of tax that is levied on products for their manufacture, issuance, and sale. Excise duty is an indirect tax on manufacturers of commodities that is paid to the government of India. It is the reverse of customs duty in that it is imposed on domestically produced items while customs are charged on imports. Previously, excise duty at the central level was assessed as Central Excise Duty, Additional Excise Duty, etc. However, several other excise duty types were absorbed by the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which was implemented in July 2017. Basic excise duty is sometimes referred to as Central VAT (CENVAT). The Central Excise Tariff Act of 1985’s first schedule of commodities was subject to this category of excise duty. According to Section 3 (1) (a) of the Central Excise Act of 1944, this tax was imposed. The Additional Excise under the Additional Duties of Excise (Items of Special Priority) Act of 1957 imposed additional excise duty on goods of high importance. This tax was imposed on a certain class of commodities.
STATE EXCISE LAW IS CATEGORICALLY RELATED TO LIQUOR (RAJASTHAN EXCISE ACT, 1950). It can be amended accordingly and relevant parts of tax laws can be included with taxation. This space is complex in terms of the number of rules and regulations present to govern it. Excise act, customs act, and tons of other specialized regulations covering different products. They include SCOMET, Foreign Trade Policy, Food laws, the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, The Legal Metrology Act etc. This requires an extremely cautious approach while deciding upon compliance.
- Evaluating export restrictions on dual–use and/or defence–related items under SCOMET.
- compliance with the food law, Drugs & Cosmetics Act, Packaged Commodities Rules, etc.
- Preparation of Appeal and appearance for personal Hearing before Hon. Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal in respect of matters of Customs, Excise & Service Tax.
- Income Tax matters connected with the Customs & Excise and appearance before ITAT, High Court and Hon. Supreme Court.
- Contract reviews for international/cross–border transactions.
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Duty, an indirect tax, is sometimes referred to as a tax levied on items that are produced overseas. Additionally, it should be remembered that duty is only assessed on produce, not on people. Excise duty is the name for the tax imposed on items produced within the state. And the customs duty is the tax assessed on items brought into the country from abroad.
Along with VAT and sales tax, a duty called excise is levied. Excise duty makes up a large amount of the price of items. Excise duty is determined ad Valorem, which implies that the quantity of commodities or their volume is taken into consideration while determining the duty.
Any item's customs duty is calculated based on its assessable value. The World Customs Organization is the organisation that created the assessable value. Each product has a value or code that ranges from four to 10 numbers. All nations have a general propensity to impose high customs taxes on alcohol and cigarettes.
It is a law that regulates the trade and commerce in weights, measures, and other items that are sold or distributed by weight, measure, or number, as well as any issues related to or incidental to those issues. Legal metrology refers to the area of metrology that deals with weight and measurement units, techniques, and equipment in connection to the obligatory technical and legal standards that are intended to ensure public assurance regarding the security and accuracy of the weights and measurements.
There are 4 different types of GST:
- Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST): The Integrated Products and Services Tax, often known as the IGST, is a tax levied under the GST regime that is levied on imports, exports, and interstate (between two states) supply of goods and/or services.
- State Goods and Services Tax (SGST): On intrastate (inside the same state) transactions, the State Goods and Services Tax, or SGST, is a tax under the GST framework. Both State GST and Central GST are imposed in the event of an intrastate supply of goods and/or services. However, the state imposes the State Products and Services Tax (SGST) or GST on any goods or services that are bought or sold inside the state.
- Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST): The Central Goods and Services Tax, often known as CGST, is a tax levied under the GST system that applies to intrastate (inside the same state) transactions. It is similar to the State GST.
- Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST): The equivalent of the State Products and Services Tax (SGST), which is imposed on the supply of goods and/or services in India's Union Territories (UTs), is the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax, or UTGST.
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