The Bangalore Central Tax Zone which has come into existence w.e.f. 1.7.2017 under the Central Board of Excise and Customs, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance,Government of India is the Jurisdictional Central Tax Authority for administering the GST Acts, Central Excise Act 1944 and Finance Act 1994 in the State of Karnataka. Hitherto, the Zone was called Bangalore Central Excise Zone and was administering the collection of Central Excise and Service tax in the 9 Revenue Districts of Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagara, Tumkur, Chitradurga, Davangere and Haveri in the State of Karnataka. After the Re-organisation of the Zones by CBEC w.e.f. 22.6.2017 the erstwhile Mysore Zone has been merged with Bangalore Zone and the present Jurisdiction of this Zone is the whole of Karnataka State. The present Bangalore Central Tax Zone which is headed by an Officer of the Rank of Principal Chief Commissioner consists of Eight Executive Commissionerates viz. Bangalore East, Bangalore West, Bangalore North, Bangalore South, Bangalore North West, Mysuru, Mangalore and Belgavi, four Audit Commissionerates viz. Audit-I Bangalore, Audit-II Bangalore, Audit Mysuru and Audit Belgavi and four Appeals Commissionerates viz. Appeals-I Bangalore, Appeals-II Bangalore, Appeals Mysuru and Appeals Belgavi.
GST, which is the product of a collaborative effort of various stake-holders, has now become a reality. The formulation of the law and procedures has been the result of extended deliberations, discussions and consultations conducted over the course of a decade. Now, in order to ensure successful implementation of the new taxation regime, the CBEC formations in Karnataka have been re-organized in such a manner as to ensure both trade facilitation across the length and breadth of the state, as well as to align the existing formations in line with the GST design. With the change in the orientation, which is absolutely essential for this Department to successfully implement GST, it was felt that the existing website of the Zone needed to be overhauled in order to provide more content on GST to the trade and industry. This is in continuation of the steps already taken to create awareness about GST by means of advertisements, holding Public Outreach Programmes and the conversion of every office into a Seva Kendra in order to offer better taxpayer services. Apart from furnishing up to date information on matters relating to GST, the website also provides information regarding jurisdictions in an accessible and user-friendly manner. The zone would also be launching an app shortly, which would be of use to both existing as well as new taxpayers. A period of transition always poses challenges, given the various changes that are occurring on a continuous basis. We hope that this website, as well as the app that will be released, will enable you to stay abreast of all these changes, and will be a fount of authentic information, that will enable you to function smoothly in the GST era. All the officers and staff of the Zone would like to assure the trade and industry of their continued support and assistance to enable a smooth transition to the GST regime.