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.