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Union Budget 2018: With GST in play, CBEC gets name change to CBIC

The necessary changes in the law for effecting the name change are proposed in the Finance Bill.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2018 17:24 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Excise duties to a large extent and service tax have been subsumed in GST, along with corresponding duties on imports.(AFP File Photo)

The Central Board of Excise and Customs will be renamed as Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs as the rollout of GST has subsumed indirect taxes, finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

“With the roll out of GST, I propose to change the name of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) to Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC),” the minister said while reading out the budget speech in Parliament.

He said necessary changes in the law for effecting the name change are proposed in the Finance Bill.

This is the government’s first budget after the roll out of the Goods and Service Tax in July 2017.

Excise duties to a large extent and service tax have been subsumed in GST, along with corresponding duties on imports.

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 15:47 IST