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Clause 115 - Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess on imported goods. - FINANCE BILL, 2021

FINANCE BILL, 2021
Chapter V
AGRICULTURE INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT CESS
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CHAPTER V

AGRICULTURE INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT CESS

Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess on imported goods.

115. (1) There shall be levied and collected, in accordance with the provisions of this section, for the purposes of the Union, a duty of customs, to be called Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess, on the goods specified in the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the Customs Tariff Act), being the goods imported into India, at the rate not exceeding the rate of customs duty as specified in the said Schedule, for the purposes of financing the agriculture infrastructure and other development expenditure.

(2) The Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, utilise such sums of money of the Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess levied under this section for the purposes specified in sub-section (1), as it may consider necessary.

(3) Where the duty is leviable on the goods at any percentage of its value, then, for the purposes of calculating the Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess under this section, the value of such goods shall be calculated in the same manner as the value of goods is calculated for the purpose of customs duty under section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962).

(4) The Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess on imported goods shall be in addition to any other duties of customs chargeable on such goods, under the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962.) or any other law for the time being in force.

(5) The provisions of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and the rules and regulations made thereunder, including those relating to assessment, non-levy, short-levy, refund, exemptions, interest, appeals, offences, and penalties shall, as far as may be, apply in relation to the levy and collection of the Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess on imported goods as they apply in relation to the levy and collection of duties of customs on such goods under the said Act, or the rules or regulations, as the case maybe.

 



 

Notes on Clauses:

Clause 115 of the Bill seeks to provide for levy and collection of Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess as duty of customs, on goods specified in the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, being goods imported into India, at the rate not exceeding the rate of customs duty as specified in the said Schedule for the purposes of the Union for financing the agriculture infrastructure and other development expenditure.

 
 
 
 
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