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No Reopening of Assessment on the basis of mere Audit Objection: SC

M/s Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Vs State of Jharkhand and Ors. (Supreme Court of India)

The present appeal has been filed against the final judgment and order dated 17.11.2006 passed by the Division Bench of the High Court of Jharkhand at Ranchi in W.P. (T) No. 2630 of 2006 whereby the High Court dismissed the petition filed by M/s Larsen & Toubro Ltd.-the appellant –Company while upholding the order dated 27.02.2006 passe...

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KVAT: Discounts received via Credit Notes are Part of Sales Turnover

M/s Vettathil Agencies, Vs Commercial Tax Officer (Kerala High Court)

This writ petition is filed challenging Exts.P5 and P5(a) assessment orders under KVAT Act, 2003 for the assessment years 2009-10 and 2010-11 completed under Section 25(1) of the Act. Though the impugned orders are appealable, according to the petitioner...

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Assessee need not continue compounding scheme till completion of work under KVAT Act

KNR Construction Ltd. Vs Commercial Tax Officer (Works Contract) (Kerala High Court)

HC held that The mere fact that petitioner's work, which commenced in previous year, had been compounded for that year would not require continuance under the scheme in subsequent year, for reason of there being no provision available requiring such a continuance....

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Can GST implementation end Tax Terrorism by State Revenue officials?

Flipkart India Pvt. Ltd Vs State of U.P. & Others (Allahabad High Court)

It clearly shows that State VAT department has literally plundered most of the assets of a company without any legal justification. Now, these commercial tax officials would also be part of GST machinery....

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VAT on Tractors: General Entry cannot override specific Entry

M/s Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. Vs The Commissioner of Sales Tax (Bombay High Court)

In this case on the applicability of VAT Rate under Bombay Sales Tax Act, 1959 it was held by Bombay High Court that Tribunal was justified in holding that the bearings sold by the Applicant were covered by Entry C-II-146 of the Bombay Sales Tax Act, 1959 and not by Entry C-II102(2) as auto parts and C-II135 as tractor parts read with Ent...

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Ballasts or boulders or chips are mineral for Sales Tax levy: Orissa HC

State of Orissa Vs M/s. D. K. Construction (Orissa High Court,)

Ballasts or boulders or chips being mineral as per Entry 117 of the taxable list are exigible to tax at the rate of 4% of taxable list. Moreover, the appeal has been purportedly filed before the Tribunal with proper perspective and there is no defect in raising any such plea before it. ...

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NEBULA Watch is Jewellery for levy of VAT in Gujarat

State of Gujarat Vs M/s. Titan Industries Limited (Gujarat High Court)

NEBULA Watch, which is predominantly a jewellery, is made of gold, precious metals and /or precious stones /diamonds and is made of 18 Karat gold. Under the circumstances, the same can be said to be an Article or Jewellery falling within Entry No.13(ii) of Schedule II of the Act....

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HC slams cavalier fashion working of UP VAT Department

Flipkart India Pvt. Ltd Vs State of U.P. & Others (Allahabad High Court)

If in this cavalier fashion the Commercial Tax Department functions and withdraws huge sums of money without valid service, it would be difficult for big business houses to carry on their business. Such business houses would be forced to shift their business outside the State of Uttar Pradesh....

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No Interest on Sales Tax Refund during Pendency of Re-Assessment Proceedings under Orissa Sales Tax Act, 1947

M/s. Bawa Trading Co Vs Sales Tax Officer and others (Orissa High Court,)

The fact in the instant case is that the assessee has submitted its return, which was assessed, but subsequently it was found that there is some suppression in submission of return so far as it relates to gross turn-over of the assessee and as such, reassessment order has been directed to be initiated under the provisions of Section 12(8)...

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Penalty before Completion of Assessment under TVAT Act, 2006 is premeditated and/or premature

Exelan Networking Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Vs Assistant Commissioner (Madras High Court)

A bare reading of the sub-section (5) of Section 22 would show that it is only after an assessment is complete under sub-section (4) of Section 22, that penalty can be imposed by the Assessing Officer. However, it can, either be imposed at the time when, the assessment order is passed, or, by way of a separate order, albeit, after the ass...

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