The apex policy making body for indirect taxes, CBEC is being rechristened as the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) in the run up to the Goods and Services Tax regime to be rolled out from July 1, 2017.

CBIC will have 21 zones, and 101 GST Tax payer Services Commissionerates comprising of:

  • 15 sub-Commissionerates,
  • 768 Divisions,
  • 3,969 Ranges,
  • 49 Audit Commissionerates, and
  • 50 Appeals Commissionerates

Points to be Noted:

  1. CBIC to become functional effective June 1, 2017 – one month before the planned date of GST roll out
  2. CBIC would supervise the work of all its field formations and directorates and assist the government in policy making in relation to GST, continuing central excise levy and customs functions
  3. The existing formations of central excise and service tax under the CBEC have been re-organised to implement and enforce the provisions of the proposed GST Laws
  4. The renamed Directorate General of Goods & Service Tax Intelligence is also being strengthened and expanded to become an important wing of the government in its fight against tax evasion and black money
  5. The Directorate General of Systems under CBEC is being strengthened for ensuring a more robust IT network
  6. The Directorate General Tax Payer Services is being expanded for greater out-reach for facilitating smooth transition for the taxpayers to the GST environment
  7. The existing training establishment, to be renamed as National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics will have an all-India presence, to enable capacity building to the employees of the indirect tax administration of the Centre as well as of the State Governments and to members of Trade and Industry
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    Anirban Chakraborty
    achakraborty@udyogsoftware.com

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