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 CBIC 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.
I am happy to inform that the Central Tax, Bengaluru Zone, Karnataka is celebrating GST day on 1st of July, 2018 to mark one year of successful roll out of Goods and Service Tax. The passing of GST Bill in the parliament was a triumph for Indian democracy and cooperative federalism. On 1ST July, 2017, the single biggest indirect tax reform was introduced, by dismantling inter-state barriers with respect to trade and industries and converting India into a single unified market. Despite initial hurdles and glitches, we are now poised to reap the true benefits of this momentous change, which would not have been possible but for the painstaking efforts made and unwavering support lent by various stakeholders. I compliment and congratulate the industry, businesses, the trade and professional bodies for their efforts in working towards the transition into the GST. I am sure that together, we will leave no stone unturned and will rise to the occasion to translate this tax into a true ‘Good and Simple Tax’. On this momentous day, I also take this opportunity to convey my heartfelt greetings to all the officers of Central Tax, Karnataka Zone and their family members. I would like to congratulate each and every one of you for successfully creating an eco-system of cooperation and harmony with determination to achieve our common goal of having a strong and prosperous India. I wish all of you the very best and look forward to continued and renewed dedication to the tasks of providing increasingly better taxpayer services and in continuing, vigorously, your endeavours in implementing and strengthening the GST in the Karnataka Zone.